Rentals FAQ

“The SF Bicycle Coalition held our annual member party, Winterfest, at SOMArts for close to ten years. Their space and staff was great to work with as our organization and party grew. They accommodated our needs and worked with us to redefine the space so that we could stay within budget and still throw a stellar party.” —Jodie Medeiros, SF Bicycle Coalition

Q: Where can I purchase liability insurance for my event?
A: Below are some events insurance providers. These alphabetically listed resources are provided for informational use only and not intended as an endorsement.

Ph: (678) 344-9994 x101
Fax: (770) 978-2780

Fractured Atlas
Ph: (888) 692-7878
Fax: (212) 277-8025
248 W. 35th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10001-2505

Gales Creek Insurance Services
(503) 227-0491, ext. 234
Fax (503) 227-0927
800 NW 6th Ave., Suite 335, 
Portland, OR 97209

HUB International/Diversified Risk Insurance Brokers
Ph: (925) 609-6500
Fax: (925) 609-6550
2300 Clayton Road, Suite 300, Concord, CA 94520

Insure Events
Ph: 1-800-279-6540
Fax: (310) 216-9534
5959 W. Century Boulevard, Suite 106, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Market Insurance Company
Ph: 1-800-943-7613
Fax: (804) 273-6144
P.O. Box 3870, Glen Allen, VA 23060

National Alliance of Special Event Planners, Inc.

Private Event Insurance
Ph: 1-877-723-3933

RV Nuccio & Associates Inc. Special Event Inruance:
Ph: 1-800-567-2685
10148 Riverside Drive, 2nd Floor,  Toluca Lake, CA 91602

Tycho Insurance Services
Ph: 408-572-8771
3080 Olcott St, Ste # 100D, Santa Clara CA, 95054

Theatre Bay Area
Theatre Company Members only
Ph: (415) 430-1140
870 Market Street, Suite 375, San Francisco, CA 94102

The Event Helper
Ph: 775-573-8368
PO Box 742 Reno, NV 89504

Zain Jeewanjee Insurance Agency
Ph: (408) 286-1111, ext. 106
Fax: (408) 997-7890

Q: I am interested in using the Bay Gallery for an exhibition. Do I need exhibition insurance?
A: SOMArts Bay Gallery is also the main thoroughfare to our offices, classrooms and other event spaces and is accessible to the public during building hours. We strongly encourage taking whatever precautions you feel are necessary to protect your work, including scheduling a gallery monitor during your exhibition and using secure hanging techniques to ensure that your artwork is properly protected.

In most cases, SOMArts Curator & Gallery Director is available for consultation on how to register your artwork as it comes in and out, and how to craft loan agreements for participating artists. Please request this service when inquiring about your event.

Queer Cultural Center offers periodic free workshops on “Safe Exhibitions: Protecting Art from light damage, deterioration due to poor humidity, and other precautions to make art on exhibit safe as well as securing art from theft and damage.”

Q: Will I have access to telephones, computers, and/or wireless internet for my event?
A: SOMArts provides wireless internet to clients who agree to our Terms of Use. We ask that clients provide their own computers and phones when needed.

Q: I would like to place a sign or banner outside the building in advance of my event. Can I arrange this?
A: Due to the large number of events that come through the building we cannot guarantee signage, but we will do what we can to work with you if you let us know your needs in advance. We strongly recommend advance requests for any signage inside or outside of the building.

Q: What about moving furniture such as the refrigerator, reception desk, etc.?
A: Physical equipment or facilities are not to be moved, removed or changed without the permission of SOMArts staff. In some cases, large furniture can be moved. Additional labor charges may apply.