Do you have a store?

Yes, the name of our store is Contrary Art Shop and it is located in the lobby of our building. More details can be found here.

How do I show my art or propose an exhibition at ArtYard?

ArtYard does not currently accept unsolicited submissions for exhibitions or programming. You are welcome to introduce yourself to us and send a sample of your work to [email protected] and we will keep the information on file. These submissions will not receive a formal response.

Can I rent the theater space to showcase my work? How can my work be added to your theater programming?

ArtYard does not rent out our theater and we do not accept unsolicited inquiries for theater programming. You are welcome to reach out to introduce yourself to use through [email protected] and we will keep the information on file. These submissions will not receive a formal response.

Can I apply to ArtYard's Residency Program or rent its buildings for a retreat?

The Residency Program is by invitation only.

On the rare occasions when the residency buildings are not otherwise occupied, ArtYard may choose to host an artist or non-profit peer organization in need of a “retreat” or sacred space to regroup and recharge.

Does ArtYard rent any part of its campus for special events, weddings, or fundraisers?

ArtYard does not currently offer any of our spaces for rent.

What is ArtYard's Covid-19 policy?

McDonnell Theater

Face masks covering the nose are recommended at all times during performances at the McDonnell Theater.

Gallery

Visitors to ArtYard’s exhibition space are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing.

Is ArtYard a smoke-free campus?

To protect the health, safety, and comfort of clients, employees, customers, and visitors of ArtYard, our entire campus is smoke-free. Smoking is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Smoking and secondhand smoke are known causes of lung disease, heart disease and cancer. ArtYard recognizes the hazards caused by tobacco use and exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke. No use of tobacco products, including cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and electronic cigarettes, is permitted within the facilities or on the property of ArtYard at any time. “Property” means the organization’s facilities “curb to curb,” including offices, grounds, adjacent sidewalks, parking lots/ramps, company owned vehicles, and employee vehicles parked on owned or leased property.

What is ArtYard’s ticket policy?

Tickets are valid only for the event, date, time, and seat indicated. Tickets purchased over the phone and online are subject to handling charges. Tickets purchased at the box office may also be subject to fees. Tickets are not refundable unless the performance is canceled by ArtYard. Artists, dates, times, venues and programs are subject to change.

What is ArtYard’s cancellation policy?

ArtYard will make every effort within its power to ensure that a scheduled event is held as planned. In the rare event that ArtYard cancels a performance for any reason, every effort will be made to notify ticket holders as soon as possible. ArtYard will endeavor to reschedule any cancelled event and ticket holders will be entitled to use the original ticket for the new date/time.

In the event the ticket holder is not able to attend the event on the rescheduled date, the ticket may be transferred to another individual. Please notify us by emailing [email protected] with the name and email of the new ticket contact.

What is ArtYard’s refund policy?

ArtYard does not offer refunds on ticket purchases. Tickets can only be exchanged 12 hours before the advertised start time of the ticketed performance and only for a different performance of the same show, if one exists.

In the event the ticket holder is not able to attend the event on the rescheduled date, the ticket may be transferred to another individual. Please notify us by emailing [email protected] with the name and email of the new ticket contact.

What is ArtYard’s audio/video recording policy?

The use of audio, video, camera or recording devices of any type is not permitted inside the theater and/or during performances regardless of venue. Such activity may be a violation of copyright laws. Anyone who violates the recording policy may be asked to leave the event, theater, and/or building. Further, ArtYard often chooses to hire a professional photographer, videographer or sound engineer to capture and officially document its programs. Attempts by patrons or others to capture the same have negatively impacted the quality of our internal documentation efforts; therefore no external recording of any kind is allowed within ArtYard venues or at ArtYard-sponsored events unless previously requested and approved in writing.

What is ArtYard’s dress code?

ArtYard does not have a formal dress code policy for patrons.

We encourage individuals to dress in layers as we typically keep the inside temperatures on the cooler side for the comfort of the artists and performers.

What is ArtYard’s food policy?

Food is not permitted inside the gallery or theater. Beverages may be permitted for certain performances.

What is ArtYard’s policy on luggage & bags?

Backpacks, suitcases, and bags (excluding handbags) may not be taken into the gallery or theater. They must be left at coat check, or when coat check is not open, with house management. Items may be checked free of charge. ArtYard reserves the right to inspect backpacks, suitcases, and bags when being checked. In some instances, ArtYard may require the inspection of all handbags and cases at point-of-entry to the gallery and/or theater lobbies.

What is ArtYard’s seating & late arrival policy?

Patrons not in their seat at the start of a performance or who exit a performance may be subject to a delayed entrance. In some instances, delayed seating may not take place until intermission. Late seating times are established by each artist working with our house management staff.

What is ArtYard’s policy on mobile phones & devices?

As a courtesy to both the artists and other audience members, please silence cell phones and messaging devices and refrain from electronic communication at all times during performances.

What is ArtYard's consent policy for photography and filming?