The Morris Graves Museum of Art is the perfect space to host your next special event!

We are happy to offer our building to our members for weddings, receptions, private parties, recitals, classes,

business meetings and more.

Plan your next unforgettable event in this beautifully restored historic Carnegie building, surrounded by inspiring artworks in 7 galleries. The main floor Rotunda and Atrium are available for your event with a maximum capacity of 120 seated and 250 standing. You'll have access to all galleries (unless exhibitions are in transition), restrooms, a classroom with tables, elevator, and culinary center for your caterer.  Surrounding the building is a courtyard sculpture garden which can be utilized for outdoor events or to expand the space of your party.

We love to support our fellow non-profit organizations, and are happy to provide groups with a 501C3 status with special reduced rates (see rate tables below).

Equipment included with rentals:

  • 16 4-foot diameter round tables
  • 14 6-foot rectangular tables
  • 120 chairs

Available for additional $50 each:

  • PA system
  • Piano
  • Digital projector and screen

To start a conversation about renting the Morris Graves Museum of Art for your special event, please contact:
Janine Murphy, Program Manager | (707) 442-0278 x202 | janine@humboldtarts.or



Book your company holiday party, corporate retreat, luncheon, mixer, or special event in this gorgeous space!

After Hours (5pm-12am)
Non-profits: $100/per hour   Public use: $150/per hour

Day Rate (8 hours)
Non-profits: $800/per day     Public use: $1000/per day

Day Rate During Museum Open Hours (12-5pm Wed-Sun)
$50/per hour (2 hour minimum)




A $150 security deposit is required with all rentals. This deposit is fully refundable if, following the event, the property is left in the same condition it was in prior to event. A Security Deposit Checklist will be provided with every rental.


Need a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding party photos or other special photo shoot?

Day Rate (12pm-5pm, Wednesday through Sunday)
Public use: $50/first hour, $25/each following hour

After Hours (5pm-12am or Monday/Tuesday)

Public use: $100/per hour


For free performances only. If you are interested in presenting a ticketed or admission based performance, please inquire about a community partnership with Janine Murphy, Programs Manager at or (707) 442-0278 x202.

After Hours (5pm-12am) - 2 hour minimum
Non-profits: $125 ($50/per additional hours)  Public use: $175 ($100 per additional hours)

Day Rate (8 hours)
Non-profits: $425/per day     Public use: $625/per day



Birthday Parties

Saturdays and Sundays 10am-5pm 

(other times may be available upon request)

Members: $150

Birthday Parties Include:
2-hour Youth Classroom Rental (including set-up/clean-up time), Museum Tour, 2 Hands-on Art Projects 

Two hands-on art projects, including all materials and instruction are part of every birthday party rental!
Projects can be tailored to fit your child's birthday party theme.

Renters responsible for set-up/clean-up of decorations and refreshments



During Business Hours (12-5pm Wed-Sun) - 3 hour minimum
Members/Non-profits $25 per hour

During Non-Business Hours - 3 hour minimum
Members/Non-profits $35 per hour

Classroom is not available to rent for fee based classes


Can you imagine a more perfect venue for your special day? Surround yourself with beauty in this historic, magnificent building. We will work closely with you to make sure the big day goes off without a hitch, and can work with your vendors and coordinators to ensure a perfect, seamless event you'll never forget.

2018 Wedding Rentals

Includes a 6 hour event plus additional time for set-up and clean-up

Need something extra special for your wedding? We can work with you to customize a plan to match your perfect vision for your ceremony and/or reception.

Questions about renting the Morris Graves Museum of Art?
Please call Janine Murphy, Programs Manager at the Humboldt Arts Council at (707) 442-0278 x202, or email for more information.

Morris Graves Museum of Art

636 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Fax 707.442.2040

Museum Hours
12pm - 5pm Wednesday-Sunday

Humboldt Arts Council Office Hours
9am - 5pm Tuesday-Friday

$5 for adults;
$2 for seniors (age 65 and over) and students with ID;
children 17 and under free;
Museum members are free.

Thank You Museum Sponsors

•Schmidbauer Lumber Company
•Living Education & Arts Foundation
•Philip & Sally Arnot
•101 Things To Do