Rent Berkeley Art Center for your next event!


Berkeley Art Center’s spacious gallery and outdoor sculpture patio make it unique and exciting venue for receptions, memorials, fundraisers, catered dinners, poetry readings, cocktail parties and more!  BAC’s facility includes a projector for videos, a sound system for music, microphone and podium, tables, chairs, friendly staff and of course, art!

For more information and to make a reservation, please contact our staff at or call 510.644.6893

Ready to Rent? Please download the rental contract and submit to BAC at the email address listed above.


The interior gallery space is 1800 sq ft with an additional 450 sg ft outdoor patio.
To download BAC Floor Plan please click view


250 Guests Standing / 70 Guests Seated


1275 Walnut St. Berkeley CA, 94709

Picnic areas in Live Oak Park next to the BAC may be reserved with the city of Berkeley by calling 510-981-5150.

Gallery Rental Availability
Monday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm; when there are no BAC events


Base Facility Rental Fee

$ 800 / 4 hour minimum
$100 / hour for time over 4 hours.
A/V Usage and Set Up Fee (if applicable) $ 50
BAC Staff @ $25 per hour


50% deposit is necessary 2 months prior to event to secure gallery use for client’s program/event. Balance payable before date of event/program.

A $100 refundable security deposit/ cleaning fee is required at the signing of this contract for large groups (over 50 people). Waived at Berkeley Art Center’s discretion.

Renter is responsible for all set-up and break down within reserved time period. Set up of A/V and Sound systems by BAC Attendant.

Renter is responsible for all event clean up. Garbage and recycling must be removed by the rental client.

Smoking not allowed on premises.


Picnic areas in Live Oak park next to the BAC may be reserved with the city of Berkeley by calling 510-981-5150.

Berkeley Art Center recommends the following caterers for your events.