Rent Our Space
In our main gallery, we’ve hosted standing cocktail receptions for 100+ guests, seated dinners for up to 64, and presentations with audience-style seating for up to 60. In the Classroom, we have hosted art classes for up to 15 students to work comfortably, and community meetings for up to 24 attendees.
Especially in these times, events take careful planning. Fill out the form below and a staff member will contact you to work through the details.
Our main gallery is a unique venue for private events. Exhibits of original artwork change every 4-8 weeks, brick walls add warmth and intimacy, and tall arched windows provide abundant light. This boutique-style space includes a modern kitchen for caterers, two unisex bathrooms, plenty of free parking behind our historic building — and a convenient location in central RI location! Some of the events we’ve hosted include:
- Cocktail Receptions
- Seated Dinners
- Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, and Engagement Parties
- Meetings, Presentations, Panel Discussions
- Stage Performances
- Yoga Groups
- Book Clubs
- Scout Meetings
- Study Groups
- and so much more!
The room can accommodate up to 130 standing or 60 seated guests, around tables or audience style. Some tables and chairs are available on site. Additional tables and chairs can be rented locally.
The classroom may be rented for almost any purpose. We’ve accommodated lecture-style classes, artist groups for hands-on creativity, and small meetings of community groups. Included with rentals: two sinks with running water for easy clean-up, wood blinds on the windows, a handicap-accessible bathroom in the hallway, plus a lower-level entry door. Some of the events we’ve hosted include:
- Home School Groups
- Girl Scout Troop Meetings/Workshops
The space accommodates up to 20 students and an instructor for lecture-style classes, and up to 12 students and an instructor for hands-on art lessons or workshops. For meetings, the space can accommodate up to 24 attendees.
WCFA Rental Request Form
BYOI's COVID Policy
For the safety of our staff and community:
- All attendees 13 and older must show proof of being fully vaccinated.
(Card, Photocopy or Camera Photo)
- All attendees 3 to 12 must wear a mask.
- No exceptions will be permitted.
- All cast are fully vaccinated.