On February 11, Art Shanty Projects wrapped up its debut year on Lake Harriet, after four amazing weekends of record-breaking crowds. When all was said and done, the frozen art festival, featuring 22 artist-designed shanties and dozens of live performances, attracted more than 40,000 visitors to Lake Harriet.

For over a decade, Art Shanty Projects has organized this month-long transformation of an ice-covered lake into an artist-designed village filled with creative structures, interactive activities and lively performances. But this was its first year on Lake Harriet. The move was accomplished with the support of the Linden Hills Neighborhood Council and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.

“It’s been a milestone year for Art Shanty Projects”, noted Artistic Director, Lacey Prpić Hedtke. “With our recent move to Minneapolis, we’ve been able to share the on-ice program with broader and larger audiences.” The Art Shanty Projects is committed to returning to Lake Harriet for at least two more years. The Linden Hills Neighborhood Council will continue to support and work with the Art Shanty Projects to make next year another huge success. Check out some amazing images of all the Art Shanty fun below.


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