FACILITY RENTAL - Spaces for Rent at ClearWater Artist Studios
Inspire Your Guests...
Make your next private event unforgettable in a space brimming with a mix of artistic sophistication and urban-industrial edginess. Conveniently located 10 minutes off of I-85 freeway exits, 5 minutes from Historic Downtown Concord, and just one block from a City of Concord bus stop (Purple Line). Indoors is a 2,200 square-foot art gallery; outdoors, a lovely lawn and a large 3-sided shelter. We are easily accessible from the freeways to a quaint small-town core… with no big-city hassles. ClearWater gets the creative juices flowing and imbues your event with a unique vibe that guests will be talking about for long after! A colorful, welcoming and exciting setting. Parking is free and plentiful in three lots on the site, with an adjoining field for overflow parking.
Scroll down for photos and info on our various spaces that can be rented!
Parties – Weddings – Corporate – Outdoor Events - Group Art Parties – Presentations – Luncheons - Dinners – Music...
You may fill out the contact form below, or go to our Facility Use Request form, fill it out and print/ email it back to email@example.com.
Indoor Space 1: our Main Gallery
The Gallery is a refinished space that once held heavy electrical machinery as the City’s Electrical Operations Center. Stripes on the floor lay out spacing for these long-gone behemoths, lending historic layers of ambience. Acoustics are great for music or conversation —the covered insulation overhead absorbs soundwaves. Exposed rafter rails allow for hanging decorative accents. Artist Studios surround the gallery. The entry lobby provides a colorful gathering space.
See rates below.
Square Feet: 2,249 Maximum Capacity: 205
Indoor Space 2: new Banquet / Events Room (lower level)
Newly finished renovations created this second indoor Banquet and Events Room in September 2017. Attached is a spacious, full kitchen with oven, stove, and three double sinks, with a large pass-thru window; plenty of storage and counter space and a full-size freezer in addition to a regular fridge/freezer. Around the corner are new restrooms off the new hallway to the wheelchair-accessible ramp. New tall windows look out onto our rear covered, paved patio, which in turn adjoins a small drive/ parking area and beyond that the broad, beautiful Green (see below) and Village Greenway to Academy Recreation Center! This cozy space is already being used monthly by our Gibson Village Neighborhood Association meetings and it can hold your next mid-sized event, too! See rates below.
Square Feet: Maximum Capacity: 100
Outdoor Spaces: Market, and Green
The large, outdoor sheltered ‘Market’ space is great for a variety of uses including sketch theatre, festival or market events, music and dancing. Its structural layers show the transformation of this campus from a rough industrial complex serving a former mill town, to a vibrant arts and cultural center. The interior height of this shelter with lighting and electricity, is roughly 20’. Width and depth are roughly 50’. It contains bird-repelling netting to keep the new cement floor reasonably clean.
The outdoor ‘Green,’ a gently-sloping lawn, is bordered by our facilities on one side and trees, a creek and greenway trail on the other (leading to Academy Recreation Center just two blocks away). The Green makes a lovely setting for weddings or formal celebrations, as well as informal festivals or recreational events. Its subsurface gravel beds near the parking lot are sturdy enough to support food trucks or other equipment. Surrounding our campus is a quiet neighborhood loaded with history.
Rent the Clearwater Main Gallery OR Banquet/Events Room:
Rental Rates are Hourly, on a sliding scale:
1-3hrs, $85/ hour ; (2-hr minimum)
4-6 hrs, $80/hour
7 hrs or more , $75/hour
Refundable Cleaning Deposit: $175
If you want to hang your own art or have bare walls: Artwork Exhibit Takedown Fee (optional): $200
Main Gallery rental rate includes use of the space for up to max no. allowed (different for each space). Rental includes: Gallery-- simple track lighting; Banquet Rm- LED lighting with dimmer switch. Includes 1 staff person on site, a portable podium with microphone/speaker if desired, use of kitchen facilities (upstairs limited to sink and fridge, no oven or range) and/or use of our rectangular folding tables and folding chairs. We have 18 rectangular tables: 8-foot, and 6-foot. 50 chairs. Renters may add decorations with approval of the CW Manager; no nails, tacks or adhesives on walls. We can recommend local vendors for additional needs.
Rent the Clearwater Market, or Green:
Rental Rates are per half-day:
Half day (4-6 hours): $250*
Full day (6-10 hrs) $500*
Refundable Cleaning Deposit: $175
Porta- Jon rental fee: $100/per (1 minimum required); Clearwater/ City of Concord will arrange.
*If using BOTH the Market space and Green, fees double
Outdoor spaces rental rate also includes use of our tables & chairs, subject to limitation if a coinciding indoor event has reserved them first. Estimated attendance numbers will be approved on case-by-case basis. Special requirements apply for any alcohol served outdoors. CW reserves the right to require hiring of security, and/or rental of a porta-potty by the Renter if Management feels it is warranted.
Please note that events hosted by CW, prior reservations, and/or classes programmed in our space may limit availability. Also, for any event on a weekend, advance inquiries are strongly encouraged to ensure staff availability.
Parties: 5 pm to 1 am
Corporate meetings / quieter events may be held during business hours.
Saturday - 8am to 1am, or any time/ fragment between.
Sunday - 12pm to 1am, or any time/fragment between.
(exceptions/ other times granted on case-by-case basis)
Please contact us if you would like more information on our spaces and availability: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-784-9535
You may fill out the contact form below, and/or go to our Facility Use Request form, fill it out and print/ email it back to email@example.com.