Host your next event at the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter.

AFH Named WR Wedding awards 2023 winner

Named one of the 'Top 9 Small Wedding Venues in Boston' by Wedding Rule

A Space with a Mission

Make your next event memorable and impactful by hosting your event at the Artists For Humanity EpiCenter—one of Boston's hottest and "greenest" event venues and Boston magazine’s Best of Boston® 2018 – Best Industrial Venue.

  • Promote sustainable futures for young people and the environment

  • Introduce the voice and talent of urban youth to a wide audience

  • Directly support creative jobs for Boston teens

Hosting your event at Artists For Humanity's EpiCenter directly supports our mission—to harness the power of mentorship and paid professional experiences to inspire teens to build their future.

Your rental fee tangibly impacts the lives of the teens, who are mentored, trained, and employed in AFH’s unique, art and design enterprise. AFH employs over 300 teens annually to work collaboratively with professional art and design mentors to provide fine art and design services to the business community.

AFH provides a safe and creative environment that prepares Boston’s next generation of makers, thinkers, and leaders to do great things in our community – all while making beautiful art and impactful designs for individuals, businesses and the community at large – in Boston and beyond!

Weddings and Social Events

A wedding reception at the Epicenter

Adorned with beautiful paintings and photographs created by our talented teen artists employed through Artists For Humanity, our gallery offers a unique and inspiring space for both ceremony and reception!

Corporate and Non-Profit Events

A room with disco balls and a full bar

Not only does your rental give you access to a vibrant, innovative and sustainable space to host your company's next event, but also helps fund our unique youth-arts-employment organization. Your guests won't be the only ones with a lasting impression!

EpiCenter Rental Info

On your event day, the award-winning AFH EpiCenter event space becomes “yours for the day.” We offer an environmentally friendly and uniquely innovative space for special events. From meetings for 40 to cocktail receptions for 800, the EpiCenter is a blank canvas that can be transformed to realize your vision.

Common events become extraordinary events when produced in an uncommon setting – come for a tour and explore the options!

AFH EpiCenter Venue Rental Fees

Note: The AFH Art Gallery, a beautiful 3,200 sq. ft. space adjacent to the Lewis Gallery is additionally available for rent, lending flexibility to many events.

Membership:  Individuals and for-profit entities hosting an event must become AFH members. Membership Fee: $1,000

For more information, contact Rich Frank at rfrank@afhboston.org

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Thank you to our supporters, including:

The Lynch Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Sustaining Grants - Cummings Foundation - Cummings Foundation
State Street
John Hancock - MLK Scholars
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Mass Cultural Council
NEFA
The Wilson Sheehan Foundation
Wellington Management
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Ann Theodore Foundation
edvestors - Driving Change in Urban Schools