Soo Visual Arts Center Inc

A nonprofit organization

$5,325 raised

71% complete

$7,500 Goal

Since 2001, Soo Visual Arts Center has worked with over 3600 artists. With the majority in Minnesota, we have also expanded our reach to include the Midwest, across the United States, and other countries throughout the world. We launch the careers of under-represented and emerging artists through exhibitions, curatorial opportunities, leadership opportunities, and direct experience. 

SooVAC’s approach fosters long-lasting relationships, flexibility, and trust. Our curatorial vision includes being artist-led and open-ended, which is crucial to working with artists in various mediums and from many different backgrounds.

Our gallery is a gathering place where artists can collaborate and work within and beyond their artistic practice and share a space to interact with other artists and lovers of art in the community.

SooVAC values supporting artists by providing a stipend for their time and work. We support this with a small core group of staff who pour their passions into advising on artists' needs, from reviewing artist statements, feedback on grants, everything they need to know to install a show, and more.

Artist Talk by Trina Fernandez as part of our outside SooVAC programming with local businesses. 

As a non-profit organization, community investment makes all our programming possible. 

Continuing to adjust to the current economic realities for arts organizations, we are working to upgrade our infrastructure to allow for more time for us to continue to make working with artists our priority. We depend on the support from individuals who allow us to continue to pay artists to share their work with all of us. 

What would the world be without art?

Your donation to SooVAC this Give to the Max season will go further by unlocking our match of $1000!

Invest in art and help us reach our goal of $7,500 by donating and/or sharing our work!!

Every gift is essential; choose your amount with a one-time gift or monthly contribution.

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Organization name

Soo Visual Arts Center Inc

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Arts & Culture


2909 Bryant Ave S Suite 101
Minneapolis, MN 55408



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