The following amenities (on site) are included in the rental fee: • 10 rectangular banquet tables, size 8’ x 30” (seat 8-10 people each) • 10 rectangular banquet tables, size 6’ x 30” (seat 6-8 people each) • 150 black Samsonite folding chairs • Portable PA system, microphone, mic stand, audio cable • Portable projection screen • Garbage bins • Easels. The Arts & Culture Alliance rents the Emporium on an hourly basis with no minimum or maximum requirements (with a few exceptions). Event rates are as follows: • Private rental with fewer than 50 guests, or non-profit organization = $105-$115/hour • Private rental with more than 50 guests, or for-profit organization (Friday-Sunday) = $240-$250/hour • Private rental with more than 50 guests, or for-profit organization (Monday-Thursday) = $175-$185/hour • Private rental on a holiday = $300-$330/hour. The Emporium Center is open to the public Monday-Friday 9 AM - 5 PM and is generally unsuitable for all-day events during our open hours.
The Emporium Center is Knoxville’s first true arts center. Originally built in 1898, this historic downtown building re-opened following renovations in 2004. Located at 100 S. Gay Street, the 28,000 square feet of flexible use space houses two art galleries showcasing local and regional artists, artist studios, and more! With changing artwork every month, it provides a unique downtown venue for events, parties, receptions, and more. Rentals are booked by the Arts & Culture Alliance.
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