This 2400 square-foot ADA compliant multipurpose gallery/performance space is a fluid, flexible environment for gathering and interacting. Activities range from exhibits, performances, and film showings to classes, meetings and receptions. Located in the lively North Beach Chinatown and Historic Manilatown district, with a Walking Score of 100 and a Transit Score of 100, our space is also close to public transportation and several reasonably priced parking lots. Hourly Use Fee includes a dedicated staff person to assist in event set up and break down and to run our Audio/Visual equipment.
Public Events: All events open to the general public must list our organization as a co-sponsor. Our organization must also be provided with a copy of any and all fliers or invites produced prior to public distribution. This requirement is not required for private events. Maintenance/Janitorial Service: Please discard your recyclables and waste in designated waste and recycling bins. Events requiring extra janitorial service need to be arranged with staff and will be charged an extra fee. Set –Up and Break –Down: Please allow an hour for set-up and at least an hour for break down. The space must be left in the condition found. ALL Events must be over by 10pm. Alcohol Policy: Alcohol can never be sold at this space and alcohol cannot be served to minors. Dedicated staff must be available to pour alcohol in plastic cups for guests, and alcohol cannot be served in bottles. Special Daily Liquor Licenses are required anytime there is beer,wine or distilled spirits being served. For more information on how to apply for a one day license, please visit the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control at: www.abc.ca.gov. Unauthorized Activity: 1. Collecting funds for private profit or commercial gain. 2. Events promoting individual political figures or candidates. 3. Posting or distributing flyers without prior consent from our organization. 4. Disrupting programs and/or activities. 5. Defacing, damaging, stealing or destroying property. 6. Physically or verbally threatening, fighting or harassing any person. 7. Using open flames without our authorization (includes lighted candles, incense, chafing-dish Sterno(s) and any propane or butane fueled appliances). 8. Smoking inside of building. 9. Shaving, bathing or sleeping in public restrooms or in any other part of the space. 10. Pets or animals are not allowed in the building other than assistive animals for people with disabilities. 11. Any activity that is deemed in violation of federal, state, city or county laws, codes or ordinances.
The Facilities Manager was great! The space is very flexible. We had it in a classroom setting of 26. I liked that there was audio visual equipment available such as the big projector and screen, microphone, and audio. I would book again!
Unfortunately, we had to cancel the event at the last minute. The space was wonderful though. I was able to tour it and it's the perfect place for meetings and events. Everyone I worked with was responsive and accommodating. When we reschedule our event, I'll definitely be booking it here.
The space was very cool, spacious and open. Easy neighborhood for access and parking. The team met us on time and took care of all of our needs. We will absolutely use this space again and recommend it to anyone.
Absolutely beautiful space with a lot of history. This space has all the amenities needed for a presentation style meeting. Great location and really easy to get to. Jibril and staff were awesome. I would definitely host here again!
This is our third time renting this place, Carlos and Jibril were very helpful assisting us as usual. Easy booking, Caroline was very responsive. Highly recommended. Thank you!
The venue was a perfect space for our business networking meeting. Everything went smoothly from booking through the day-of support. Thanks to Caroline for ease of communication and booking and props to Jibril for his help setting up and breaking down. I would love to book this space again! It would be great for any sort of event. Lovely!!
The space was great! Easy to find and the set up was exactly what we needed. The onsite staff was very friendly and accommodating. It was also very affordable which was important.
This location was really great - especially for a grassroots community organization like FCCASF. I read the history of the building before the event, and although I remember the protests around the closing and demolition of the of the International Hotel, I didn't know all the backstory - such as the connection to our recently departed Mayor Ed Lee and his representation of the tenants in their fight against the developers, or the way the city leaders stepped in and bought the property from the developers and made it housing for elderly. It is a story of perseverance and victory - even if the old building is no longer there. I was especially moved by the names of the 51 residents who were dragged into the street on that final day in 1977. I remember seeing their faces on the news and wondering how a city could treat people with such raw disregard for the sake of real estate. Carlos was great and he talked to those who came to the party about the history and how the building is currently used. He was really very helpful and if we have another chance, we would use this space again.