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About the Space

SooVAC offers year-round exhibition and community programming. We exhibit an average of 150 artists a year and our community programming includes our senior arts programming, workshops, artists talks, events and partnerships with other organizations.

The following is our Access Policy Approved by the board in May 2011:
Soo Visual Arts Center provides equal opportunity and access to its facilities and programs to all individuals regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, beliefs, sexual orientation or disability in admission, access or employment. Upon request, accommodation will be provided to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in SooVAC services, programs and activities.


Soo Visual Arts Center is a nonprofit art space that connects our community with fresh, under-represented and provocative art.


Carolyn Payne

Executive Director


Alison Hiltner 

Associate Director


Yijia Li

Development Coordinator

Tiffany Lange

Gallery Coordinator

John Herbert

Gallery Assistant

Advisory Board

Andrea Carlson

Debra deNoyelles

Jason Howard

Lars Mason

Herman Milligan, Jr., Ph.D

Jim Rustad

Michael Sammler-Jones

Cherie Shoquist

Nicole Soukup


Soo Visual Arts Center envisions a dynamic community in which artists and audiences challenge each other in an environment where art is integral to everyday life.

Board of Directors

Marc Davis

Tom DeBiaso

Liza Ferrari - Treasurer

Gretchen Gasterland-Gustafsson

Frank Grazzini II - Chair

John C. Levy

Robyne Robinson - Secretary

Mark Spencer

Heather Wulfsberg - Vice Chair

Curatorial Panel

Betsy Carpenter

Pao Her

Carolyn Payne

Gregory J. Rose

Megan Vossler


Gallery Hours:

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Gallery Hours:

Currently Closed to install three new exhibitions-Will resume hours Saturday March 27th.

Saturday 11am - 4pm

Sunday 11am - 4pm


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2909 Bryant Avenue South #101

Minneapolis, MN 55408

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2909 Bryant Avenue South

Suite 101

Minneapolis, MN 55408



Gallery Hours:

Currently Closed to install new exhibitions reopening March 27th:

Saturday 11am - 4pm

Sunday 11am - 4pm


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