The Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art (TZCVA) is an artist cooperative located in the historic Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1993, TZCVA was established to create an artist-owned and managed building that provides stable, affordable studio, teaching and exhibition space for mid-career visual artists. TZCVA is a joint venture between Artspace Projects, a leading non-profit real estate developer for the arts, and a cooperative of 23 artist-members.
In addition to providing space for artist studios, TZCVA hosts quarterly exhibitions of work by local, national, and international painters, photographers, sculptors, printmakers, book artists, and conceptual artists. Organized by co-op members and guest curators, these exhibitions are presented in the Traffic Zone Gallery, the cooperative's ground floor exhibition space.