Become a Member!

Become A Member

Help Art Shanty Projects bring a winter of HOPE, FUN, DELIGHT, and JOY to 30,000 adventurous festival visitors this winter! If you enjoy our program, want to support artists and show your love for the shanty community, we invite you to make a contribution at a level that feels right to you.

Become a member on Patreon or GiveMN!

Patreon is easiest for recurring monthly donations:
GiveMN is best for one-time donations:

Suggested Membership Levels​

We invite you to give at a level that makes sense for you. All members receive the same benefits. 

Bring HOPE!
$24 (or $2/month)

Bring FUN!
$60 (or $5/month)

$120 (or $10/month)

Bring JOY!
$240 (or $20/month)

Member Benefits​

  • Access to exclusive member events: Launch Party, Member Night on Ice, & Wrap Party.  Meet the artists, connect with shanty enthusiasts, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the artmaking.
  • Member button! (pick it up at any of the member events, or at the Welcome Shanty at the festival)
  • A 10% discount on Art Shanty Projects merch at the festival
  • Recognition on the Art Shanty Projects website 
  • Recognition on the donor wall at the festival (if you give by December 31, 2021)
  • A chance to win prizes from local businesses
  • Keep your mittens on at the gate! (you don’t have to wait in line)


Membership Launch Party: featuring delicious drinks, a hot potato bar, music, and Art Shanty trivia. This is OUTSIDE on the patio at Lake Monster Brewing on Thursday, November 18, 6-8pm. All are welcome to join, but members get free tap drinks courtesy of Lake Monster and are eligible to win most excellent prizes including gifts from artists, Northern Fires Pizza, Ice Castles, Hook & Ladder, and Cry Baby Clay! Wear your wildest, most shantastic outfit for a chance to win the grand prize of the night: a 2 hour session at Cry Baby Clay for up to 6 people!

MEMBER NIGHT ON ICE: an intimate chance to see the shanty village after dark. Enjoy hot food and drinks, bonfires, and cool company with the artists. Date and time will be revealed to members in January.

WRAP PARTY: Let’s celebrate the artists post-program! Date / time / location (outdoors, covid-conscious) will be revealed to members in January.