Interested in an event rental at The Refinery?

Please review our event guidelines and agreement here and send to to request a rental.


The Refinery Creator Space is located in Asheville’s lively South Slope Innovation District. Housing nine artists, six arts organizations, The Asheville Area Arts Council, two gallery spaces and a media lab, the Refinery Creator Space is a unique location to host your event. Studio renters, host organizations and the general public can rent the galleries and the media lab for classes, camps, programs, or other events on a first come first served basis, and must be arranged with the studio manager at least two weeks in advance. All use of the space will be scheduled, contracted, and paid for prior to the event occurrence. The AAAC reserves the right to refuse rental for any event deemed inappropriate for the space or potentially damaging to the facilities or artwork. All uses will be scheduled, contracted and a ­­­­$75 deposit paid prior to the event occurrence.

Please Note: art exhibitions are continually on view in the Exhibition Hall and Front Gallery. No art may be moved for an event.


Exhibition Hall: 123 people standing, 1885 sq ft, concrete floors
Front Gallery: 35 people standing, 350 sq ft, tiled floors

Thom Robinson | Ray Griffin Exhibition Space

                                                                         Front Gallery

Base Room Rental Hourly Rates*:

During business hours:

Monday-Friday 10am – 5pm

After hours: Monday-Friday 5pm-12am

Saturday & Sunday 10am-12am

Tenants & Non-profit Organizations $30/hour* $70/hour* + $20/hour staffing fee
 3rd Party $60/hour* $180/hour* + $20/hour staffing fee


Room Rental Daily Rates*:

During business hours:

Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm
Tenants & Non-profit Organizations $200/day $500/day + $20/hr staffing fee
3rd Party $400/day $1000/day + $20/hr staffing fee


*Rental fees are based on events with 40 or fewer attendees; for events with more than 40 expected attendees, please contact Mamie at the AAAC for rental rates. Rental fees are subject to change based on increased amenities, staffing needs, or other additional equipment/rental needs.  Unless requested in advance, Lessee must provide all equipment, tables, chairs, AV, etc.

Thank you for your interest! Please contact with any questions regarding Event Rentals.