Art Shanties in Minnesota

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John Baichtal @ MAKE writes:

You’ve heard of art cars… but what about art shanties? These are ice fishing huts converted into habitable works of art. Now in its third year, the Twin Cities’ Art Shanty Projects returns to frozen Medicine Lake for another round of awesome huts. All sorts of activities will take place on the lake, such as theater, concerts, a bike race, a circuit-bending demonstration, and a workshop where visitors can make wind-powered toys.
The exhibit opens January 16th and lasts four weeks.

12 thoughts on “Art Shanties in Minnesota

  1. low says:

    I’m pretty sure that coffee would be frozen if it was at Medicine Lake. Wrong photo?
    Also- don’t forget ice bike races at the shanties! And Frozen Croquet! A good time, everyone should go!

  2. russ says:

    Is that coffee if that picture?
    I believe it is the wrong picture for the post, but I like it anyway.

  3. Becky Stern says:

    Thanks folks, all fixed!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Actually, this is the 7th year…

  5. says:

    While Medicine Lake is a few miles north of Minneapolis, it is in a suburb, definitely not in northern Minnesota.

  6. Woodbury MN Realtors says:

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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