New Pop-Up Shop Coming to Nicollet Ave
The Soo Visual Arts Center comes to SW Minneapolis for the holidays.
Uptown's Soo Visual Arts Center—better known as SooVAC—is opening a pop-up shop and art gallery on the corner of 35th Street and Nicollet Avenue.
The shop will feature work by dozens of local artists from Nov. 17 through Dec. 24, according to Executive Director Carolyn Payne. Its doors will be open to the public Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Payne said that the shop will feature a mix of products.
"We do have a lot of 2D art, priced and sized to “gift,” but also quite a bit of jewelry and accessories that will be great gifts as well," Payne said.
While SooVAC won't be opening a permanent presence on the corner to compliment its gallery at 27th Street and Lyndale Avenue South, Payne said the gallery plans to return to the space in the future.
"The shop is just temporary—a way to highlight and promote local artists and makers during holiday shopping season," she said. "We will be doing other art exhibitions in the Nicollet in the future, though, in addition to our Lyndale space."