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The Gallery at the Center for Creativity is open to the public from 12:00pm-6:00pm, Wednesday through Sunday, unless otherwise stated.

Yes, for all artwork exhibits, the Gallery reservations are made by the week, with a maximum of three (3) weeks per calendar year, per renter, unless otherwise approved.

For exhibits, the weekly gallery rental periods begin on Mondays and end on the following Sunday. Exhibits are installed on Monday PM & Tuesday and must be struck on the following Monday AM. Users must have their exhibits completely installed and ready to have the Gallery open to the public on the first Wednesday of their rental by 12:00pm.

Special event rentals of the gallery may be available and are required to be booked after 6pm, Wednesday through Sunday unless requested and approved by management.

Yes, rentals of Gallery in the Center for Creativity are considered to be “non-exclusive”, meaning that beyond public open hours and the artwork installed, the space may be rented for private or special events. Building tenants, rental clients, and staff should be creative in accommodating the logistical needs of multiple artists/renters sharing the common spaces.

No, the rental of Gallery for weddings, special, corporate & performance events in the Center for Creativity are considered to be “non-exclusive”, meaning that the Center for Creativity makes no guarantee of the genre/style of artwork to be displayed during your concurrent rental of the space. Additionally, there is no guarantee that artwork of any kind will be installed during your rental period. The artwork in place at the time of your rental cannot be removed, covered, or altered to accommodate shared use rentals. 

Rental of the Gallery space by users with currently installed exhibits may host one (1) complimentary 2-hour reception during their rental period only. All additional hours will be billed at the standard hourly rates. All complimentary Gallery receptions must take place between 12pm-6pm, Wednesday-Sunday, unless with prior approval or in the case of a paid reception agreement.

All art receptions hosted in the Gallery may serve food (either catered, drop off, or pre-prepared/pre-packaged) and non-alcoholic beverages, following all food service policies.  Alcoholic beverages may be served only by the Center for Creativity’s exclusive alcohol provider, Sapphire Events, and is contracted directly with the vendor.

The rental fee includes an event concierge servicing your event, a dedicated event coordinator to walk you through every step of planning, customized room set-up, round tables (6ft and 3ft), rectangle tables (6ft x 2ft), cocktail tables, chairs, limited audio/visual equipment, and WiFi.

This surcharge is the Center of Creativity's fee for arranging these rentals with outside companies. However, our good standing and frequent use has allowed rental companies to give us a significant discount, which ultimately saves you money.

A non-refundable/non-transferable deposit of 50% of the total of all room charges and rental fees (plus full security deposit), including any upfront equipment or labor costs, is required to secure any and all booking dates. This payment serves to hold and confirm the venue and is due with the signed Rental Agreement no later than 48 hours after the date signed by the Center for Creativity. The remaining balance will be due at least 30 days prior to the date of the event. If a booking date is within 30 days of contract, then 100% of the total of all room charges and rental fees, including any upfront equipment or labor costs will be due with the signed Rental Agreement no later than 48 hours after the date signed by the Center for Creativity.

An advance security deposit (schedule based on event type) is due in full with the signed Rental Agreement. At the Center for Creativity's discretion certain events may require an additional or adjusted security deposit. The security deposit may be applied to any remaining balance due after the event, as payment for damages sustained to the facilities or equipment, rescheduling charges, or for charges associated with a cancellation. In the event the security deposit is applied and exceeded after the event any additional balance will be due fourteen (14) days after the final invoice date. Any portion of the security deposit remaining in excess of the final charges will be refunded to the client within thirty (30) days after the event.

The user is required to finalize their event at least thirty (30) days prior to the event date. After that, any changes to the Rental Agreement can be subject to an additional charge.

Yes. Please include all time needed before and/or after your event in your total reserved time slot.

In general, all customers and their guests to be out of the building and grounds at midnight (12:00am). Most events must end at 11:00pm in order to complete clean up and exit by midnight. Exceptions to this may be permitted with the approval of Management; and may require additional charges or fees.

For all weddings and certain special events, the Center for Creativity requires all users contracting an outdoor event space to also book an indoor backup location. The user will be fully responsible for all contracted charges regardless of inclement weather. No refunds will be issued for either the originally contracted outdoor space or back-up space if either is not used.

Yes. The Center for Creativity does not have a dedicated in-house provider, though we do offer an extensive list of pre-approved caterers. Other caterers may be approved following a required application and review process.

Generally speaking, self-service catering is permitted only when the user is providing pre-prepared or packaged items. No homemade items are permitted for public events, though a case-by-case exception may be allowed for certain private events, only at the Center for Creativity’s discretion.

No. All events must use the Center for Creativity's exclusive bar service provider, Sapphire Events. No outside alcohol may be brought into the venue or onto the grounds.

Cancellations must be submitted in writing via letter, or email and received by the Center of Creativity no later than 48 hours prior to contracted date. Cancellation requests will result in the forfeiture of previous payments up to an amount equal to the room charge plus any additional hard expenses incurred by the Center for Creativity as a direct result of the booking, including but not limited to orders placed to third-party vendors on the client’s behalf.

Generally speaking no, free public parking is available in the diagonal spots located on Matthews, Olive, and Oak Streets, immediately adjacent to the venue and its grounds. The City of Fort Collins – Old Town Parking Structure, located at the corner of Remington Street and Mountain Avenue, offers reasonably priced parking and is a short 3-minute walk from Center for Creativity. 

We encourage you to carefully review signage and hourly restrictions when parking in the neighborhood around the venue.

The Center for Creativity makes every effort to accommodate staff, users, and guests with disabilities and adhere to all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA] as required by federal law. The facility was recently renovated with ADA in mind and is well-equipped with elevators, wheelchair ramps, automatic doorways, accessible restrooms, and parking.

If you have concerns about the efforts to serve people with disabilities, please contact Center for Creativity Administration at 970-416-2069.