A free, family-friendly open house at Artscape Youngplace on March 20, celebrated the equinox and invited the community in to enjoy the creative vibe. Studios at Artscape Youngplace are economical and perfect for small scale gatherings (max capacity 40 classroom, 100 reception) such children’s events and meetings or rent several for breakout sessions or multi-faceted events.
Cultural landmarks are becoming increasingly popular venues as event planners look for more built-in ambiance than what the “empty box” spaces typical of hotels and conference centres have to offer. They also know that the distinctive ambiance of cultural spaces speaks volumes about their businesses and organizations.
But landmark sites can come with the challenge of integrating an often-atypical layout into an event plan.
Rather than seeing this as a limitation, Artscape’s Fund Development Department leveraged the unusual floor plan of Artscape Youngplace, our century-old former school, to inspire the theme of annual creative black-tie gala, Artscape Extravaganza.
Here are four tips to help you take advantage of a special venue’s uncommon layout.
The first annual Artscape Extravaganza: Hall Pass treated tuxedo-clad guests to a back-to-school adventure—a party in the halls with no detention that raised $375,000 the Artscape Youngplace capital campaign. We wouldn’t have been able to achieve this goal without our Hall Pass sponsors URBANCORP, THE DALTON COMPANY LTD., Alterna Savings and BMO Financial Group.
Extravaganza took advantage of the unique layout of Artscape Youngplace to create an event unlike any other this city had seen.