Announcing the 2024 Artists!

Announcing the 2024 Artists!

Visitors line up to spin inside a shanty at Medicine Lake. The iconic robot shanty is in the distance. Photo: Max Haynes

Art Shanty Projects is returning to Bdé Umáŋ / Lake Harriet in South Minneapolis January 20 – February 11, 2024. The month-long program features sonically satisfying, visually dazzling and community-engaged offerings that embrace the challenges and opportunities of winter through immersive, adventuresome, participatory art. 

We are proud to host these artists in celebration of our 20 years of weird & wonderful winters! 

Check out the program overview and individual project pages for all the fun details!


Close-Knit Pavilion
Sundus Al-Bayati, Amelia Rosenbush, Kate Zimmerman 

Curious Cairns
Karly Bergmann, Lauryl Bergmann, Ben Paul

Free Store Shanty
Shanty Friends Supergroup

Frozen Myth: Mastering Winter Shadows
Kara Faye Gregory, Jesus Li

Hot Box: Disco Inferno
Joe Fagerhaugh, Jei Herald-Zamora, Nick Knutson, Morgan Lust, Ryan North

La Casa de los Sueños de Colores 2.0
Alexander Aleman,  Mikha Dominguez

Magical Nature Center and Conservation Area
Eva Adderley, Dan DeMarco, Waverly Booth, Zara TM, Mary Jo Nikolai

Mesmerized by Books: Banned Book Reading Room
Cyrus Carlson, Jerry Carlson, Rachel Coyne

Robin Garwood and Sam Price

Northern Star Film Studio
Greg Bates, Jason Buranen, Sam Granum, Shannon Troy Jones, Michael LoPresti

Performance Stage
Anthony Chapin, Louis Kaufman, Richard Parnell

Reduce Reuse Re-Xylophone
Mady Gulon; Marshall King; Jakob Mahla; Derek Ronding

Alan Berg, Elisabeth Farrell, Bridget Lynch, Ian Nystrom

Tiny Treasure House
Team Treasure

Welcome Shanty
Designed and constructed by students at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture. Remodeled and staffed by the board members of Art Shanty Projects.

Wicked Winter
Wicked Winter Witches


Atop the Above
Felicia Cooper

Community Sing on Ice
Sarina Partridge

fro-gahhh: yoga for the planet and the people
Bridges through Yoga

Hula Hoop Hoopla
Minneapolis Hoop Jams

Ice Pirate Radio

Kith + Kin On Ice
Kith + Kin Chorus

Klezmer on Ice
rafa kern, Sarah Larsson, Or Levinson, Josh Rosard, Ilya Shneyveys, Danny Lentz, Pat O’Keefe, Caleb Likely, Di Bayke Klezmer Band

Ladies of the Lost Continent
Monica Rojas

Lady Bear Returns!
Tony Chapin, Kim Ford, Meg Juedes, Merrill Stringer, Robert Werling, Sherry Zimmerman

OPM Painter Present: Still Life Painting when Life Won’t Stand Still
Winter Plein Air Painters from Outdoor Painters of Minnesota

Pollinator Frenzy
Terry McDaniel & the Minnesota Native Pollinators

Prairie Fire Lady Choir
Prairie Fire Lady Choir

Taiko on Ice
TaikoArts Midwest

Twin Cities Native Lacrosse

The World’s Only Wearable Art Contraption Parade on Ice!
ArtStart and Minnesota ArtCars

Three Ring Goose Circus
Henry Kneiszel, Alyssa Lucas, Jess Morgan

Winter Life Outta Sight
Will Bjorndal

Map, amenities, and performance schedule (and a few more projects!) to be announced later in November!

A giant zoetrope shanty made of shiny metallic material

A person peers through a shiny zoetrope at Art Shanty Projects. Photo: Max Haynes