Art Shanty Projects turns 10, kick off year with art exhibition

Art Shanty Projects // Photo via

Art Shanty Projects // Photo via

The Art Shanty Projects returns in February 2016 to celebrate its 10th anniversary of turning a frozen lake into an interactive art installment.

For 10 years, Art Shanty Projects has organized a month-long festival on a frozen lake surface into an interactive, artist-driven temporary community that expands notions of art and artist. The 2016 on-ice program will take place on White Bear Lake every weekend during February 2016. The program is free and open to the public Saturdays and Sundays, 10am–4pm.

Before the on-ice program opens this February, the Art Shanty Projects will offer a chance to relive past festivals through an exhibition of curated photographs and other ephemera from former shanties and performers at the Soo Visual Arts Center, 2909 Bryant Avenue South, Suite 101, Minneapolis.

The public is invited to an reception on January 9, 2016, 6–9pm where patrons can view the collection commemorating artists—past and present—and inspired visions brought to life during Art Shanty Projects’ uniquely Minnesotan festival on ice.

The event is hosted by Art Shanty Projects’ Board of Directors and made possible through in-kind donations from Soo Visual Arts Center, Bryant Lake Bowl, and MSP Magazine. Photos, posters, and otherArt Shanty Projects’ memorabilia will be available for sale with all proceeds going to benefit the upcoming On-Ice Program in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

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