announcing the quirkiest little fundraiser in town

announcing the quirkiest little fundraiser in town

Let the online bidding begin!

a man wearing swim trunks maneuvers a giant polar bear bicycle puppet
a colorful photo portrait of a person wearing a flower crown and holding a crucifix
a dark skinned person stands with mittened hands in prayer position while snow falls
a group of people sing in a circle in the winter shanty village

Dear creative adventurers,

We’re not great at being silent, but we’re gonna try with this SHHH-ANTY (silent) AUCTION! We can barely contain our excitement for what is bound to be the quirkiest little fundraiser in town! ONLINE BIDDING IS NOW OPEN and will run through Monday, June 3 (get your bids in by 4pm that day!)Check out the auction site featuring arty-weirdo-wackadoo-inspiring-incredible-delicious-shantastic (and some more conventional) items that COULD BE YOURS. 

This is our last push to close the budget gap in our 20th Anniversary season and set us up for next year’s program (YAY!!!)! Much gratitude for our talented and generous contributors! Thanks in advance to YOU for bidding on items! Let’s ensure public art thrives in Minneapolis! 

More teasers & logistical details below. Bid today, spread the word, let’s keep winter weird!

the staff & board of Art Shanty Projects

a bilingual book cover for 'Nana and Abuela'
a stack of colorful weavings
a pair of icy blue and white beaded earrings



  • Log in or create an account at 32 Auctions
  • Browse and bid on shantastic items through Monday, June 3 (auction closes at 4pm)
  • Check your email after we close to see if you won!
  • Pick up any PHYSICAL items you won THE VERY NEXT DAY at our Pick-up Party: Tuesday, June 4, 5-8pm at Sociable Cider Werks (Plan to send a proxy if you can’t be there! We don’t have a physical space to hold unclaimed items)

Whether you win an item or not, please join us in a toast to this shantastic artist community at the party!


an image of a 3d print of a face
a photo of a fancy chocolate cake
a photo of a street art kit

Auction items include: Shantastic goods & services from our board members! Shanty Village Art & Ephemera! ART-ART-ART from our ARTISTS! Custom Oddities! Artmaking Supplies! Getaways! Goodies! Experiences! Sponsor Specials! And MORE!!! 

a black, white and neon graphic for a pick-up party at sociable cider werks