Common Room: The Sacred Space Tour

Opening Reception

August 16th at 6:00PM

Gallery Hours


Exhibition Runs

Aug 16 - Aug 16

The Sacred Space Tour

The Sacred Space Tour explores our relation to the idea of the sacred in our daily lives—both concrete and symbolic. This bus tour will stop at various locations, looking at public, intrapersonal, and internal sacred spaces, investigating how they operate, and their impacts on us and our city. What is sacredness? Where is it housed? What does it do? How do we access it? These are some of the underpinning questions spurring this journey.


Wednesday, August 16th, 6:00pm


The Soap Factory
514 2nd St. SE
Minneapolis, Mn 55414

This is a bus tour, we will be meeting at The Soap Factory and then taking a bus to the other tour locations.

About Common Room

Common Room is a series of artist-led tours of Twin Cities sites, with each tour themed around a specific concept that the group uses as a lens to explore facets of the urban geography — in the past, these themes have included cats, alleys, skyways, fishing, freeway construction, weather, community kitchens, personal memory, and many more. Common Room is the work by Sergio Vucci and Andy Sturdevant, along with a rotating lineup of contributors. Now in its eighth year, is using the occasion of the Rethinking Public Spaces project to expand the scope of its programming for this summer to travel beyond The Soap Factory, and various neighborhoods of the Twin Cities by foot, bicycle and bus. Common Room’s themes in 2017 will include silence, sacredness, islands, neighborhood music, and more.

About the Artists

Sergio Vucci is a Minneapolis-based artist. He is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his work focuses primarily on engaging his surroundings outside of gallery spaces and on relational interactions, co-authoring ephemeral creative experiences with participants in response to place.

Andy Sturdevant is an artist and writer living in Minneapolis. He is the author of two books of nonfiction, and his artistic projects have been exhibited at venues in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle and elsewhere.

Listen to the Podcast Here.


This project is supported and presented as part of Here & There: Rethinking Public Spaces, The Soap Factory’s 2017 public programming. Rethinking Public Spaces presents artist projects that enliven underutilized spaces throughout Minnesota, rethinking public space and considering what it means to place-make through a contemporary, celebratory, and critical lens.

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