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Q: Where is there parking for the Ideal?
A: There is metered parking on the Avenue (36th St) that is free after 8pm and all day Sunday. There is also free parking on Roland, Elm & Chestnut (which are the 3 cross-streets that cross 36th St.) or 37 St (a block north of 36th).
If you have trouble finding parking, you can also use one of the 3 inexpensive valet parking stands in Hampden.  Most are $5 to park for the whole evening; they’re located on the corner of 37th and Chestnut and in front of Food Market and Cafe Hon.

Q: Who runs the Ideal Arts Space?
The Ideal is run by Ministry of Swing, a local dance school. But not all of the events in the Ideal are run by M of S– some events are run by other organizations renting the Ideal as a venue.

Q: Can I rent the Ideal? And if so, what does it cost?
A: Yes you can! Our rental rates change for type of event, time of day and day of week. IE: A private party will cost more than a rehearsal and a Saturday night costs more than a Tuesday morning. If you’re interested in renting the Ideal, feel free to check out our venue rental page, fill out our rental inquiry form or contact us directly at 443-529-5937 or