photo of Terri Weifenbach's exhibition "Woods" by Jenny Yang.


Have your next party at a unique art venue in downtown Washington, DC: Civilian Art Projects is now available for parties, receptions, meetings, and other special events for groups of up to 80 people. Please inquire early about available dates.

Please note, the gallery is selectively available for one night private rental events. These events are held at the discretion of the director when the exhibition permits, i.e., when there is not sculptural work or installation-based exhibitions. The walls are never available to rent for the purposes of hanging the renter's art. Civilian's exhibitions are carefully planned at least one year in advanced by the curatorial team and the director. There is no submission process to exhibit at the gallery. Please do not inquire about renting the space for an exhibition.

Located in the heart of DC's Mt. Vernon neighborhood, Civilian Art Projects' Seventh Street space is a short distance from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, several theatres, and Metro. The contemporary gallery is a flexible, beautiful space that has the ability to adapt to each event. This classic space provides a unique setting for functions and events of all kinds.

Overall Size: 1,100 Square Feet
Functional Space: 1,000 Square Feet
Restroom Facilities: Yes
Parking: Street and Paid Garage Parking Locally
Metro: The Mt. Vernon/Convention Center stop on the Green and Yellow lines are 1 block from the gallery. The Gallery Place/Chinatown stop on the Red line is three blocks away.
Handicap Accessibility: Yes
Food Preparation Facilities: No
Audio/Video Capabilities: Ask
Base Cost: please inquire


RENTAL FEE: The total amount of the rental fee must be paid 1 week in advance of the event, under penalty of cancellation.

SECURITY DEPOSIT: In addition to the rental fee, a security deposit of $400 must be remitted with the signed contract. This deposit is completely refundable if no damages occur and would applied to any damages to artwork or to the space, should damages occur, or any costs involved in abnormal clean up of space or return of equipment be incurred. If damage exceeds the amount of the deposit, the lessee agrees to pay the additional amount.

STAFF: The rental party must provide a representative to facilitate the needs of the event. The gallery will also provide a staff member to answer questions during setup and who will be present for the event.

BEVERAGES: No beer kegs or dark colored beverages, such as red wine or dark sodas, are permitted in the gallery.

SMOKING: Smoking is not permitted in the gallery.

CLEAN UP: The lessee is responsible for all clean up and for restoring the gallery space to its original condition.

CATERING: All food, beverage, and equipment for events shall be organized by the renting party. Please contact us for a list of preferred vendors. All food waste must be removed from the building.


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