The Collective Arts Incubator’s first home is 1200 – 1202 N Avenue 54, in the Highland Park neighborhood of northern Los Angeles. This newly renovated property can be configured to provide an array of interesting spatial settings for creative performance or production. We aim to be accessible to a wide range of creative pursuits. Contact us to see how your dream event, project, or performance can unfold!
All rental rates and amenities are negotiable. We offer special consideration or discounts for events or projects that:
- Serve the community or public interest
- Align with our goals of diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility
- Share proceeds from tickets, products, or services sold
We also offer other limited promotions.
Members of the Collective Arts Incubator collective are able to propose and produce shows and events at little or no immediate cost. We hope to be an accessible resource for a wide swathe of creative ventures and projects!
We also actively seek proposals for independent art or other creative programming for any of our spaces.
Please contact Josh, our Executive Director, to discuss scheduling and request a quote. CONTACT Josh Swick, firstname.lastname@example.org
RATE: $150 – $300 per hour, 2 hour minimum
SPACE: approx. 825 sq ft = Stage (125 sq ft) + Gallery (700 sq ft) + 2 ADA accessible Bathrooms
CAPACITY: 60 seated, 90 standing room only
The main gallery and stage provide an ideal venue for small arts performances, arts or health classes, popup shops and restaurants, book readings and symposia, corporate meetings and the like. The gallery features 10 ft. ceilings, oversized solid alder wood doors, custom plywood shelving and counters, 2 ADA-accessible restrooms, effective sound and climate control, and ample natural lighting during the day. We have preserved the 1920’s Art Deco style storefront, complete with flagstone base wall and cantilevered awning with stainless steel trim. The mix of refurbished vintage and modern architectural elements provide a subtly stylish backdrop for any use.
CAI is committed to providing versatile space and amenities to enable experimentation and sustain creative ventures. To this end, we make additional amenities available to make your event or project stand out. All of the following are included at the discretion of the Directors, according to the needs of users/renters and availability. The use of these amenities is negotiated per event and can incur additional costs.
- Outdoor backstage and utility area
- Gift shop
- Coat room / DJ booth
- Library / reading room
- Extra venue access for rehearsal
- Backyard smoking/lounge area
- Limited off-street parking/storage
- Residential-grade interior ceiling speakers
- Art hanging system with lighting
- Production: “C” stands, light duty stage and film lighting, novelty and decorative lighting
- Media: medium-duty projector, antique slide projectors and projection screens
- Furnishings: round white vinyl hotel lobby couches, assorted vintage chairs, decorations, etc.
RATE: $75 – $150 per hour, 2 hour minimum
SPACE: approx. 2,500 sq ft
CAPACITY: 150 seated, 200 standing room only
Our ‘front yard’ features an expanse of pavement surrounded by colorful growths of bougainvillea and planters full of succulents and trees. Since we are in Los Angeles, we can host events and performances outdoors almost all year-round. Food trucks and other similar mobile vendors can be parked off-street in this area. It can also accommodate bounce houses, pavilion tents, outdoor games, and other outdoor activities.
RATE: $125 – $350 per hour, 2 hour minimum
SPACE: approx. 530 sq ft
CAPACITY: 25 seated, 50 standing room only
The oversized kitchen is a major highlight of the house behind our main venue. This large multi-use room boasts polished black granite floors, stainless steel cabinets and countertop, full-wall tile backsplash, and large glass doors and windows that flood the space with natural light. The doublewide main counter can accommodate food preparation along one side and up to 12 seats for diners/audience members along the other side. This is ideal for cooking classes or creative cooking demonstrations, providing ample space for participants to spread out. When combined with the dinging patio and front yard, the kitchen can serve a popup restaurant service or provide catering for up to 225 seated guests!
Depending on the needs of the user, we can also make available the 2 gallery bathrooms and the dining + lounge patio.
- 19 ft. long cooking and dining counter, with 9 ft. raised bar counter
- Restaurant-grade stainless steel food preparation surfaces
- 2 sinks with pre-rinse faucet and disposal
- Commercial 4 burner grill, griddle & 2 oven combo
- Toaster oven
- Commercial freezer and refrigerator
- Commercial heavy-duty exhaust hood
- Floor drain and grease trap
BACK YARD + TRADE CITY POPWAGON
RATE: $75 – $150 per hour, 2 hour minimum
SPACE: approx. 2,000 sq. ft.
CAPACITY: 120 seated, 160 standing room only
Our ‘backyard’ is the temporary home of the Trade City Popwagon, a specially engineered mobile venue with a folding stage. When deployed, it provides a 17 ft. wide, 15 ft. indoor/outdoor performance space ideal for outdoor screenings or shows.
More info: http://www.trade-city.org/the-popwagon/
The Popwagon, our private lounge patio, and the garage and barn hem in the backyard on three sides. This makes it ideal for outdoor performances or screenings or use in production.
Depending on the needs of the user, we can also make available the 2 gallery bathrooms and the private lounge patio, according to our discretion.
RATES: Rates vary depending on intended use by renter. The lower quoted rate will be charged for small private events and art productions, while film productions and weddings will be charged the higher quoted rate. Please contact us for a quote, so we can share current discounts for neighbors, non-profits, and arts productions.
SETUP/CLEANUP: 1-2 hours of setup and cleanup time is included in any rental agreement that satisfies our minimums. More can be provided if needed, possibly incurring additional fees.
TERMS: Use and rental of the venue is at the discretion of CAI’s Directors, and is negotiated on a case-by-case basis. CAI reserves the right to review, and accept or deny all rental inquiries.
DEPOSIT: A $300 security deposit will be added to every rental contract to cover any damage inflicted upon our site by users. Users are required to return all rented spaces in the condition in which they were received. If the space is left damaged or substantially dirtied, CAI reserves the right to withhold some or all of the security deposit.
PERMITS: Users must hold any applicable noise or event permits. If an event is not permitted and is found by law enforcement to be excessively loud or in some other way in violation of the law, it may be shut down. Any rental fee already paid cannot be refunded. If an event is cut short, we may be able to pro-rate the remaining unpaid rental fee. We work hard to maintain good relations with our neighbors, and have never received complaints or been contacted by authorities.
ALCOHOL: Alcohol cannot be sold unless the renter has secured a permit from local authorities. Users may serve refreshments, but cannot host a cash bar without applicable permit and insurance.