Thanks to everyone who submitted proposals for our 2025 Open Call!

Welcome to Art Shanty Projects!

Who we are:

hundreds of artists

Four weekends

One Frozen Lake

Each winter Art Shanty Projects hosts an immersive art program on a frozen lake in Minneapolis.

Artists embrace the challenges and opportunities of winter and the ephemeral nature of a frozen winter landscape to create a temporary vibrant and colorful public art community. We welcome visitors to experience interactive and engaging art and performances around DIY shanties (temporary structures on ice). 

Support Art Shanty Projects

Celebrate 20 years of weird & wonderful winters with a donation!

Six staff members wearing colorful winterwear strike a dynamic post outside in front of an Art Shanty sign

Keep in touch

The fun doesn’t have to end when the snow melts. Sign up for our Newsletter to stay informed about Art Shanty Projects year-round.

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a white shanty labeled "THE ART POST"