Located on the main commercial street in Bernal Heights: Cortland Ave., this flexible neighborhood studio/gallery space is ideal for art shows, community events, meetings, seminars, fitness classes, workshops, pop-ups and much more. The space is designed with versatility in mind and anything can be moved around to fit your needs.
*Unfortunately, we cannot host events with sound systems or live music. Soft background music is okay.
The venue boasts a large open studio room with 15 ft high ceilings and large bay windows. A built-in ledge lines the perimeter of the room and acts as faux bench seating for guests to sit and mingle. We also have 24 folding chairs, 4 large folding tables, 4 small folding tables and a variety of random sized stools and benches for use at no additional charge. Additional seating is made by the large bay window sills.
Past the main room, there is a small stage area for performances, presentations, or talks. As you make your way to the back of the venue, there is a lounge room with custom built-in, orange cushioned, bench seating for guests to gather more intimately. There is a window cutout in this room so guests still feel part of the action in the main room.
The room in the very back is our kitchen. We have a full size refrigerator, microwave, Keurig coffee machine, tea kettle, sink, cabinets and countertop. Coffee & tea is complementary. You are welcome to have food catered, or use the refrigerator to store drinks and snacks, although the space is not set up for cooking. The space has one bathroom with a large sink .
The location is extremely walkable. There's several restaurants and bars on Cortland Ave. to enjoy before or after your event. We highly recommend Piqueos (Peruvian,) Vega (Italian) for dinner and Holy Water (right next door to us) for craft beer & cocktails. Bernal Heights is known for it's village-like, laid-back vibe and strong sense of community.
The venue is dog friendly and we welcome well behaved, potty trained, doggy guests. Not only is the space dog friendly, it is also the home of Sarah Zemunski Photography, Fine Art Dog Portraits.