Saturdays & Sundays, January 20 – February 11, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Open regardless of weather – On Lake Harriet, north side near the Band Shell
Art Shanty Projects, the uniquely Minnesotan festival created each year atop a frozen lake, will occur for the first time in Minneapolis on Lake Harriet. The move was accomplished with the support of the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.
For over a decade, Art Shanty Projects has organized a month-long transformation of an ice-covered body of water into an artist-designed village filled with creative structures, interactive activities and lively performances.
The On-Ice Program is free and open to the public 10 a.m. -4 p.m., every Saturday and Sunday from January 20 through February 11, regardless of weather. This event is estimated to attract more than 25,000 visitors during its four-week run. The shanty village will be located either on the frozen lake or on shore near the bandshell, depending on ice conditions.
For more information on the organization and a list of participating artists and performers, visit artshantyprojects.org.
LOOK OUT FOR LOCAL SHANTIES
“Rocky Sea Shanty” – A shanty designed by Twin Cities Sailing Club (TCSC) and Lake Harriet Yacht Club (LHYC). It is a boat replica, which you may board and rock on the ice. Learn about and bid to own “Rocky” at
Linden Hills Shanty – Designed and built by LHiNC Board members and volunteers, this shanty shares some history of Linden Hills and provides a place to sit and observe all the exciting activity on the lake.
Art Shanty Projects needs volunteers to help artists run their shanty and help visitors of all abilities access the many shanties on the lake. Volunteers are scheduled in two-hour shifts (with warm-up breaks). More info at: www.artshantyprojects.org/volunteer.