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All art exhibits must be approved by the Ernst Gallery Exhibition Committee. For more information, please email Mary Higgins at mhiggins@nvcc.edu. After receiving approval, the art exhibit will be booked with the Cultural Center.

Gallery hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. The gallery also serve as the theater lobby and is open without supervision during theater performances.

There is limited storage space for the gallery; therefore all work must be removed from the gallery promptly at the end of each exhibition. Artwork designed to be exhibited on a wall must be able to be displayed from a hanging rail. Nothing may be affixed directly to, on or through the wall. If needed, the exhibitor must furnish pedestals and plinths for 3-D work.

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  • Upper Gallery
  • Upper Gallery
  • Lower Gallery

Dimensions and Pricing

Seating Capacity

Theater Style (each gallery) 35 people
Reception Style (each gallery) 60 people


Upper Gallery 1,379 square feet
Lower Gallery 1,400 square feet


Non-Profit Organization
Upper Gallery $30 per hour
Lower Gallery $30 per hour
Kitchen $60 per event
For-Profit Organization
Upper Gallery $45 per hour
Lower Gallery $45 per hour
Kitchen $90 per event

The Ernst Community Cultural Center requires a minimum three-hour booking. Additional charges apply for use of equipment, an administrative fee, parking and labor. A separate cleaning fee of $180 applies if the kitchen is rented.

For information on Exhibition pricing, please email Kevin Sheehan at kjsheehan@nvcc.edu.