Nov 28, 2017
Victoria Lauing
Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center

The Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center (CAFAC) is a non-profit arts organization that fills a unique niche in arts programming for the Twin Cities region. Its focus is on fine and industrial art forms that are produced using heat, spark, or flame—collectively known as "fire arts"—including sculptural welding, blacksmithing, glasswork, jewelry making, and others. CAFAC provides classes to anyone with an interest, from youth to adult and beginner to master-level artisans. CAFAC offers studio rental facilities to working and emerging artists and feature a storefront gallery space.

Victoria Lauing has 20 years of experience in higher education, serving students at Minneapolis Community & Technical College (MCTC). For the past twelve years she has managed arts and culture programs for MCTC’s Workforce Development, Continuing Education & Training department. Victoria brings to CAFAC her passion for lifelong learning, as well as extensive expertise in developing and providing educational opportunities for a range of audiences and managing complex training projects.