2017 SAC Rental Policies
Rental Requirements: The Shiawassee Arts Center operates as an art gallery and our primary concern is for the appropriate care and safeguarding of our collections and exhibitions. No portion of SAC’s exhibits/shows will be rearranged, dismantled, or removed to accommodate an event.
Rentals are allowed Monday through Sunday from 9am-11pm. Renters must adhere to the starting and ending times agreed upon. Arriving prior to or remaining past contracted times will result in an overtime charge of $100 for each additional hour.
The renter is financially responsible for all damages to SAC property including exhibit/show works caused by any individual(s), corporation, partnership or other legal entity associated with the event during the rental period and will be billed accordingly.
Regulations: The Shiawassee Arts Center is a smoke-free facility inside and outside. Children under the age of 13 must be supervised at all times by an adult.
Cancellation: If cancellation by either party is more than 21 days before the scheduled event a refund minus a $50 processing fee will be issued. Cancellations within 21 days will result in loss of deposit.
Food & Beverage: Renter can use any licensed caterer of his/her choosing.
Kitchen: SAC’s kitchen is available for storing and warming food only. If space is available, caterer can use the refrigerator, freezer. All materials stored in cabinets, drawers and closets are property of SAC and not available for use at any time. Caterer/renter must provide trash bags (and remove trash prior to departure), serving utensils, food storage materials, all flatware and napkins.
Alcohol: Use of alcohol, provided at no charge to guests, is permitted when renter assumes total responsibility and liability for any and all occurrences or accidents and agrees to hold harmless the Shiawassee Arts Center and Abiding in the Vine. Renter must supply proof/certificate of insurance verifying host liquor liability. In most cases proof of insurance can be easily acquired at little or no cost from your homeowner’s insurance company.
Decorations: No tape, nails, tacks or staples may be used. Candles are only allowed as part of a wedding ceremony. Confetti, glitter, rice, birdseed, bubbles and balloons are NOT permitted. All decorations must be approved by SAC two weeks prior to an event.
Entertainment: Live music/performers and sound systems are allowed outdoors providing client adhere to City of Owosso noise ordinance. Entertainment must be approved by SAC two weeks prior to event.
Parking: Free parking is available for guests in the SAC parking lot, in the designated parking lot across the street and in the Woodard Paymaster Building parking lot.