Art Shanty Projects Announces New Location for 2018-2020
The Linden Hills Neighborhood Council is proud to announce that Art Shanty Projects is moving its annual winter arts festival on ice to Lake Harriet starting in February 2018.
Art Shanty Projects, which just celebrated its 12th year this February, brings together artists of many disciplines to transform a frozen lake into a creative community space. Inspired by Minnesota’s unique ice fishing houses and culture, Art Shanty Projects commissions about 100 artists each winter to produce diverse, multi-disciplinary shanties and performances that encourage audience engagement.
Past shanty artists have presented activities such as curling competitions, lively debate forums, pedal-powered polar bear puppet rides, and a life-sized music box. In addition to the interactive shanties, performances are programmed throughout the festival, such as a living snow globe, ‘snowga’ (yoga in snowsuits), spontaneous a cappella singing on the ice and art car parades.
The festival, which began on Medicine Lake and moved to White Bear Lake in 2014, attracts thousands of visitors each year.
The Linden Hills Neighborhood Council is helping fund the popular winter festival for the next three winters on Lake Harriet. We are excited to welcome Art Shanty Projects to our community!
More information on the LHiNC/Art Shanty Projects partnership at the Southwest Journal.