2023 Art Shanty Projects

2023 Art Shanty Projects

Bdé Umáŋ / Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, MN
Weekends, January 21 – February 12, 2023
10am – 4pm

Thank you for visiting us this winter for Art Shanty Projects: Plan Beach in South Minneapolis! We were delighted to welcome grown adults and kids of all ages to play / learn / grow / laugh / smile / sing / groove / gather with us in the Art Shanty village. 

ASL interpreters and audio describers were available from 11am – 2pm on all festival dates. To see our full accessibility plan and accommodations, please click here!

While we don’t prescribe a theme, this year we saw artists gravitate towards sonic experiences, collective introspection, experiments in sustainability, and movement(s) of both bodies and social agendas. Read all about the projects and check out the performance schedule

See the VISIT section of our website for a map and other details.

Artists had great success with the exterior-only festival in 2022, adapting with whimsical creativity and expanding the notion of what a shanty project can be! (and we did not spread the omicron variant amongst artists or staff members during the surge). With the trajectory of the pandemic still taking twists and turns, and in the spirit of abundant love and caution for our community, we once again offered an EXTERIOR-ONLY program in 2023 for visitors. Artists have continued to wow us with innovative inside-out designs, and they – along with staff and board members – feel supported in keeping the adaptations this year. This was temporary (we won’t do this forever), and was also the most stable choice for our organization at this time.

It takes a village to build a village, and there are many ways to actively participate! We’ll soon be seeking volunteers for the on-ice program – sign up for our newsletter to get announcements. You can also contribute as a member with an annual donation of just $24 or if you’re a local business, offer a cash or in-kind donation!