Members make SooVAC possible.
For the past 20 years, SooVAC has been a mainstay in the Twin Cities cultural community; exhibiting and supporting the work and careers of emerging, under-represented artists through exhibitions, internships, employment, curatorial work, partnerships, community programming, workshops, and letting artists lead in every endeavor.
Since our founding by artist Suzy Greenberg in 2001, our small organization has connected the community to over 3600 artists and created innovative year round programming, celebrating the rich diversity of our artistic community.
With your generous support, we can sustain this mission and continue to introduce fresh, provocative and boundary pushing work from local and out of state artists alike. Below you will find information about our different levels of membership.
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All Memberships Include:
Free Submission to our Annual Juried Exhibition, Untitled
Discount Tickets to Get Lucky
Free Submission to our call for Untitled, our celebrated juried exhibition this winter
Artist Designed Button Pack
20% off at Art Materials
All benefits from Sooper Artist
One selection of limited edition artist prints by Christopher E. Harrison or Yijia Li
All benefits of Sooper Artist and Sooper Collector
2 Limited Edition Artist Prints by Christopher E. Harrison and Yijia Li
All benefits from Sooper Hero
Small group acitivities curated for you including:
Artist studio visits with the SooVAC family
Curator led visits to some of our favorite other arts spaces in the Twin Cities
Visits to local Collectors Homes
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Limited Edition Artist Prints
Yijia Li is a painter focusing on discovering how people connect with the world around them. She was born and grew up in Shanghai, China, attended Shanghai University and received a B.A. in Studio Art in 2012, and M.F.A. in Visual Studies (painting and drawing) from Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) in 2017. After she moved to Minneapolis in 2015, her paintings have been widely exhibited in twin cities area and New York. Learn more on Yijia here.
Christopher E. Harrison
Christopher E. Harrison is a fine artist, public artist and graphic designer who is based out of the Twin Cities. He has exhibited his work at art venues locally, nationally and internationally. Originally from Springfield, Ohio, he has BFA from the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, and is working on his graduate degree in fine art from the Art Academy University in San Francisco, CA. Christopher is currently an Arts Educator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. His studio is located in the North Minneapolis neighborhood where he creates paintings, drawings, sculpture and collage. Learn more on Christopher here.
Sustaining Membership Levels
Sustaining Members make convenient, automatic ongoing monthly contributions from your credit or debit card instead of single annual donations. This means less mail, no renewal notices and an uninterrupted status as a SooVAC member. This also means that we will deduct your designated contribution from your account until you let us know to stop or change it. You will receive all the benefits of an annual membership at the corresponding giving levels of your sustaining membership.
SooVAC partners with like minded businesses in a variety of ways.
Fix Your Boring Office
Bored by your office views? SooVAC curates a variety of businesses with rotating local art exhibitions.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment at the gallery or your business to hear more.
Want to partner with SooVAC and our audiences? Sponsorship is a great way to work together. From sponsoring events to exhibitions, this is a way to connect your mission with ours and reach a new audience. Contact email@example.com to hear more.
Looking for a beautiful location for a meeting or event?
Our gallery is a unique spot to host at.
Soo Visual Arts Center's programming is made possible in part by the generous support of our Members and Best Buy Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Minneapolis Foundation, Target, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, NEA ARTWORKS and with assistance from Propel Nonprofits. This activity is made possible by the voters on Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.