Artsy, industrial, unique event & meeting space.
We are centrally located in the heart of the valley near the Sky Harbor airport in downtown Tempe, AZ. We are on the Arizona State University footprint next to Mill Ave. We provide event space for large and small events of all kinds. We are equipped with lighting, sounds, tables, chairs, linens and other important event necessities. We even offer fashion show production and coordination services.
Just looking for events to attend or want to share your event with our community? Check out our Fashion Events Calendar.
Host your own event or attend an event.
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Get a step-by-step guided experience in producing and coordinating a fashion event when you sign up for an Apparel Entrepreneur Membership and use our professional roadmap.
Event Spaces / Runway
Runway Space. Corporate Events. Weddings. Proms. Trunk Shows. Meeting Space. Music Events.
Looking for an artsy, industrial, event space in downtown Tempe? FABRIC is also an event venue that can be rented for fashion shows, fashion events, corporate events, seminars, training, workshops and classes, weddings, banquets, parties and celebrations. In addition to offering space of varying sizes, we can also provide seating, tables, A/V lighting and sound, garment racks, linens and more. Located in Tempe, AZ near Arizona State University, our location has indoor and outdoor space for rent for a small group or up to 380 people.
Fashion Show Production. Ticketing.
There's a lot more to producing a fashion show than just securing the venue. Our experienced Fashion Show experts will coordinate backstage designer order, model/walking order, event presentation, VIP's, seating, and oversee show staff including dressers, photographers, MC, ticketing and more. We've even got a ticketing system that provides a seamless experience for your guests. Need to find designers/brands, models, hair, makeup participants? We've got you covered there too. Our local community is eager to showcase it's talents.
Reach the world.
Why limit your audience to the number of seats you have when you can share it with the world? Our team can help you produce an event video that you can share online afterward or we can provide LIVE event feed in real time.
Smaller events & meetings
Classrooms. Conference Room. Meeting Space. Rehearsal area/backstage.
Our 26,000 sq. ft. facility has a lot of options. In addition to our large theater, we also offer smaller spaces for hosting smaller events like classes, workshops, meetings, auditions, rehearsals, presentations, demonstrations and more.
Production Studio. Offices. Maker's Space. Hair/Makeup Studios.
We have an inhouse photography studio and recording studios where you can shoot your product, record a podcast, make a commercial, or even record your own music. We've got lighting and backdrops and you can bring in your own photographer or hire ours.
Looking for even better access to all of the amazing things that happen at FABRIC? Why not position your brand inside of the home of AZ's fashion industry with your very own office? Now you'll never miss an opportunity to be part of our community. We have a variety of options with affordable prices and flexible commitments.
Our Apparel Entrepreneur Membership gives you access to a road map that will guide you through these steps.
It's like having your own Event Producer and Coordinator to guide you through these steps along the way.
FABRIC is a non-profit that provides apparel entrepreneurs with free and discounted programs and services as well as no-minimum sewn product manufacturing. Most factories have high minimums because that's the only way to make a profit on cut and sew. But emerging brands can't afford to make thousands of pieces so we created a model that supports the income lost from offering no-minimum manufacturing by making it up in event space rental.
In other words, we, and the hundreds of boutique brands we support, depend on the events at FABRIC. This is how we pay our bills. So, please help us spread the word and encourage others to use our runway, event space, photography/sound studios, offices, classrooms, meeting rooms, and maker's space.
Our fees are well below market rates so when you have an event at FABRIC, its affordable and you'll be supporting hundreds of brands.
When the world shut down and the event business plummeted, we transformed our events/runway space into a PPE factory and used it to manufacture over 500K reusable medical gowns for our healthcare heroes. These efforts even warranted a visit from President Biden and VP Kamala Harris.
In February 2021, this additional manufacturing equipment and staff found a new home a few miles from FABRIC. FABRIC's event space pivoted once again to become a virtual event space. It is also available for events that follow CDC safety recommendations with limited attendees.
Want to read all about our journey into PPE? Check out the story in our PPE blog.