3x5 August Public Reception
  Opening Reception for the fourthe of five residencies as part of 3x5: The Soap Factory's Emerging Artist Residency program on August 20th from 6-10pm
Three by Five is a new opportunity consisting of five one month-long residencies that take place from May until September this year. Each month, three different Artist Coordinators, selected from Soap Factory alumni or other highly-regarded artist leads, host one or more emerging artists of their own choosing in one of our first floor galleries. These emerging artists will be allowed to make new work directly in the space, responding to the gallery environment and to one another. Towards the end of their residency, they will be presenting their work to the public with an open house event. 

You can stay up to date on their progress by following the artists on our 3x5 Tumblr blog, visiting The Soap Factory website, and subscribing to our social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Please welcome our August artists-in-residence:

Gallery 1 with Artist Coordinator, Mike Hoyt

Kelly Brazil

Gallery 2 with Artist Coordinator, April Sellers Dance Collective

Blake Nellis, Jennifer Glaws, Halie Bahr, and Anat Shinar

Gallery 3 with Artist Coordinator, Kate Arford

Alison Hiltner

 Common Room is Back!

Since 2009, Sergio Vucci and Andy Sturdevant  have presented Common Room, a month-long series of interactive art events, originally held in a refurbished art deco office at The Soap Factory. In 2011, they began taking the Common Room concept outside the four walls of the Soap Factory — into the city, seeking to activate public spaces in the same way.

The 2016 Tours are:

THE CAT TOUR
AUGUST 10, 6:00PM
STARTING LOCATION: 3600 NICOLLET AVE SOUTH IN THE HOYO CHILDCARE CENTER LOT

Cats have a rich life outside the confines of YouTube, and an especially rich life outside the confines of a household. The Cat Tour trails these cuddly killers through the streets, alleys and backyards of the Twin Cities, giving a cat’s eye view of the city, with the interpretive assistance of several veterinarians, animal behavioralists, scientists and pet owners. Walking tour.

In loving memory of Bucket the cat. 

THE HACK TOUR
AUGUST 17
STARTING LOCATION: THE SOAP FACTORY

The Hack Tour will explore those modifications and personalizations we bring to our surrounding structures to “help” them better server our needs. We’ll hear from guest presenters on public data sourcing, public space hacking, materials hacks, and even how to hack your own mind. Bicycle Tour, because bikes. There is a Nice Ride station located at The Soap Factory if needed.

THE LEGAL TOUR
AUGUST 24
STARTING LOCATION: AURORA AVE., AT THE STEPS OF THE MINNESOTA STATE CAPITOL, ST. PAUL

Any time we’re in a public space, there is an invisible (and sometimes highly visible) framework of laws dictating what we can and can’t do. Loitering laws, noise ordnances, assembly permits, building heights, pedestrian and public safety laws — all of these, and many more, affect how we experience public spaces. Join us and a few attorneys working in a number of fields to explore how the law overlaps with the physical environment. Walking tour.

THE KITCHEN TOUR
AUGUST 31
OUTSIDE NICOLLET ACE HARDWARE, 3805 NICOLLET AVE S., MINNEAPOLIS

Kitchens link our domestic and public lives in a way few other spaces do, whether we’re cooking for our family or friends, or visiting a restaurant with them. Once relegated to hidden rooms in the back of houses and restaurants, kitchens often now feature centrally in these places. The Kitchen Tour peers into private, commercial, community and historic kitchens, all within a few blocks of one another in south Minneapolis. Walking tour.


 The  Soap Factory  
  514 2nd St. SE
Minneapolis MN 55414