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By booking a rental with SFAI, you help to support our mission and increase access to our innovative programming.

SFAI’s 17,000 square foot facility, designed by renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, includes 12 private living quarters, 12 semi-private artist studios, a gallery, a library, communal kitchen and dining room, all anchored around a beautiful interior courtyard.

During the months of April, August, and December, we offer the opportunity to rent these distinct, versatile facilities for your event – banquets, fundraisers, meetings, retreats, exhibitions, or weddings. During the month of December, we also rent our private living quarters through Airbnb, and if you are planning a group retreat, you can contact us directly. Please visit our Airbnb Rental page for more information. We offer market and non-profit rates.

To reserve a rental space, please review the following information including rates, available equipment, staff support, and rental requirements, then submit the form provided below. Please note that SFAI does not offer individual or group exhibition space to the public.

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Available Facilities & Short-Term Rental Rates

Any bookings not under contract are subject to rate change by June 1, 2024, after which new rates apply.

The below rates are based on short-term daily rentals. Should you require a longer term rental and corresponding rates (3 days or more), please contact or 505.424.5050.



Nonprofit Rate

Gallery & Lobby
Gallery, Lobby & Courtyard
Lumpkins Community Studio
Cleaning Fee
$75* / $20 for Library
$50 / $20 for Library
Additional Setup/Breakdown, A/V and Tech Staff Support
$50 / hour
$50 / hour

Equipment & Staff Support

Gallery, Lobby, & Courtyard

The following SFAI equipment is available and included in the rental fee:

•HD Projector, projection screen, HDMI or VGA cords
• Up to 100 chairs
• Up to 11 tables
• Up to 2 microphones with stands
• Sound system with audio mixer
• Sink and refrigerator for prep
• Up to 4 two-sided whiteboards and erasers
• Access to loading dock
• Trash and recycling bins for disposables

Basic setup and breakdown of our own chairs, tables and audio/visual equipment is included in the rental fee. These should be organized with SFAI staff and specified in the rental agreement. Staff support beyond standard setup and breakdown, or requiring staff presence during the event, is not included in the fee.


Library rentals are available on weekdays only, between the hours of 9am-5pm. The following SFAI equipment is available and included in the rental fee:

• A minimum of 12 chairs / maximum of 24
• 4 conference tables that can be reconfigured for specific needs
• HD Projector, HDMI or VGA cords, projection wall
• Up to 4 two-sided whiteboards and erasers
• Trash and recycling bins for disposables

SFAI does not provide office supplies, kitchenware, refreshments, or any other meeting materials. Groups are responsible for bringing their own supplies. Kitchen access is not permitted, the kitchen is reserved for SFAI residents only. Staff support beyond projection set-up is not provided in the library rental.

Rental Requirements


SFAI requires a signed rental agreement and a $200 deposit at least sixty (60) days prior to event start date. SFAI reserves the right to require proof of liability and property insurance endorsed for the benefit of SFAI.


Rental fee must be paid in full at least fifteen (15) days prior to event start date. Priority is given to events that align with our mission and current institutional theme — Truth & Reconciliation.


Per New Mexico State law, all private events providing alcoholic beverages to attendees must include a guest list and check-in process, and the private event cannot be advertised publicly. Alcoholic beverages at publicly-advertised events can only be served by persons possessing proper valid permits and licenses. SFAI requires submission of proof of such documentation at least fifteen (15) days prior to the event start date.


Staff support beyond standard setup and breakdown, or requiring staff presence during the event, is not included in the fee. Additional staff support can be arranged at $50 per hour. All support services must be requested upon scheduling your event. SFAI may not be able to accommodate last minute support requests.


SFAI is committed to accessibility as an integral aspect of both diversity and inclusivity in all that we do. Learn more about our Facility Accessibility here.