Art's Place - Event Venue - Hutchinson, MN

Art’s Place

What is Art’s Place?

Art’s Place is a historic event venue located in downtown Hutchinson. The space has a raw industrial feel that provides a palette for unique events. Renovations highlight the building’s industrial past as Nemitz Paint Factory. Original hardwood floors, exposed wood siding, reclaimed sliding barn doors, stained glass windows, and restored neon signage are a few of the architectural details. The space is ideal for intimate events and meetings with 3 separate spaces that can be rented by the hour or rent the entire venue.  Due to current guidelines, Art’s Place is operating at a decreased capacity (maximum 100 guests) and is providing layout options to accommodate social distancing.

Spaces Available for Rent

  • The Shop
  • 48
    Maximum Capacity
  • 1054 Square Feet
  • The Show Room
  • 48
    Maximum Capacity
  • 825 Square Feet
  • The Glass Room
  • 30
    Maximum Capacity
  • 567 Square Feet



Monday – Thursday
$40 per hour per room*

Friday – Sunday
$60 per hour per room*


Contact us for more information about our Wedding, Non-Profit, and Celebration Packages

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* Minimum 3 Hour Rental

History and Background

In 1912 Gustave F. Nemitz, son Walter and daughter Adela founded G. F. Nemitz & Son. Carriages, automobiles, and signs were painted in the shop. Overtime, glass and wallpaper departments were added.

In 1950 they began manufacturing paint. After nearly 50 years, Gustave sold his company to Adela‘s husband, Arthur J Benjamin. His son Arthur Benjamin Jr. eventually took over. In 2012 they celebrated their 100th anniversary of the business. Art’s tools, equipment, floors and shelving are a window on the company’s long history. Many of these items have been preserved and can be viewed at the McLeod County Historical Society or in the interior of the newly renovated Art’s Place venue.

A local investment group purchased the property from Art and Linda Benjamin with the hope of preserving the building. Once the decision was made to restore the building by the current owners, the name “Art’s Place” was adopted. The name encompasses Art’s name as an historical character of the community while playing with the term as an artsy historic gathering place.

When Kayla and Valerie of Compass Occasions started their event coordination business in 2014, they dreamed of one day hosting events in their own space. In 2018 they toured the Nemitz building for the first time and fell in love with the quirky personal details and industrial charm. Although 2020 has repeatedly changed their (and everyone else’s) plans, Kayla and Valerie will officially open their doors in September and start booking events.