2022 Art Shanty Projects

2022 Art Shanty Projects

Bde Unma / Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, MN
Weekends, January 15 – February 6, 2022
10am – 4pm

Get your snowsuits ready. After taking a pandemic pause to public programming, WE’RE BACK!!! (with some modifications).

Art Shanty Projects is a joyful expression of public art, and we have a commitment to prioritize public health in our operations. In the spirit of abundant caution and love for our community, we are offering an EXTERIOR-ONLY EXPERIENCE for visitors in 2022. With artist input through a design charrette process last January, this year will feature shanties that can be engaged with from the outside or in the open air (no going inside small spaces / no sharing air this time around), and more performances and art actions than ever before, including a focus on movement activities to keep folks warm. We’re also putting more space between projects so you can keep your distance, and masks are strongly encouraged. 

Be kind to one another!
Keep safe & warm!
We encourage you to wear a mask!
We hope to see you there!

From Artistic Director Erin Lavelle: “Through our collective experience during the pandemic and the uprising, and against the increasing threats of climate change, it’s no surprise to see the themes of sustainability, mental health and wellness, and mutual aid emerge in artists’ work this year. They are celebrating and embracing winter while also exploring paradise and other dimensions. Projects will be both intimate and bold offering opportunities to rock out and to reflect.”

More info on accessibility, amenities, and additional COVID-related guidelines coming soon!

In the meantime, check out our Artist Projects for 2022!