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Specializing in events of 50 guests or less, the Scharpenberg Gallery is an ideal space for your next cocktail party, lecture, or engagement party. We offer a creative space that will inspire your guests while providing a chic backdrop for event photos. The interior of the space features clean white walls displaying rotating exhibitions from visiting artists. The Gallery, located on the fourth floor, is ADA accessible with elevator access, men's and women's restrooms on the same floor, freight elevator access, electrical outlets, wireless capability, and plenty of natural light. The Gallery is 60ft by 32 ft in length with two freestanding walls 14ft in length bisecting the gallery lengthwise (see the floorplan below). See the rental options below for information on rates and additional services.

Rates are based on a three-hour time block. Availability is subject to gallery scheduling. The Gallery must be left in the same condition in which it was found. See our vendor list for information on local caterers and vendors.

Scharpenberg Gallery 

*Please note: all rentals must include a $20/hr fee for a docent to be present during the event. Docents will keep an eye on the exhibit pieces and be available for questions or other general assistance during your event.

Basic rental rates:

3 hour Minimum Rental

$450 for 3 hours; $100/hour thereafter


Maximum Capacity


40 people

Other optional services and equipment:

Technician Fee


Set Up & Break Down


Day of Event Coordination/On-site Manager




LCD Projector/Screen


Tables & Chairs


Rental Restrictions

Our rental policy forbids any decorations, food, or beverage that would endanger the works of art on display in the gallery. Red wines, dark juice, and open-flame candles are not allowed.

All tables must be at least 6” from the gallery walls. Gallery staff reserve the right to alter the table arrangement at any time. Artwork is to be moved by staff members only.

Security Deposit

A $300 refundable security deposit must be submitted for damages. This will be returned immediately after the event. 

Gallery Floorplan

Please refer to the floorplan below when planning your event. Tables and chairs are available for an additional equipment fee (see above).

German American Cultural Center
4740 North Western Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60625

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Office: +1 (773) 561-9181
Email: Dank@Dankhaus.com

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.
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