Kerri on a cross country ski adventure!

We are thrilled to announce Kerri Jamison as our new Operations Director! In this position, Kerri will administer all the affairs of the organization in cooperation with the Artistic Director, Board and Production Team. This includes administrative operating functions, on-ice …

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The sun breaks through clouds in the sky over George Floyd Square during an interfaith gathering. Above a strand of flags and a sea of people, a sign reads "Where There's People There's Power."

After a deep collective exhale post-verdict, we recognize that there is still a mountain of necessary actions to take towards dismantling the inequitable systems created and upheld by white supremacy. This moment is a delicate reminder that even though we celebrate …

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Image by @blackbirdrevolt

We send LOVE to our Black friends, neighbors, artists, and family in Minneapolis as the world sustains an effort towards justice for George Floyd, and as we suddenly find ourselves mourning the loss of yet another local Black man, Daunte …

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An illustration from artist Angela Maki-North depicting ideas from the charrette process.

We’ve been adventuring outside on our own this winter – and daydreaming and scheming together, virtually – all to imagine how our return to the ice next winter might look. While the course of the pandemic is still unknown and …

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Bundled up artists and audiences joyfully dance to the tunes of Brass Messengers during a pre-pandemic day at the colorful shanty village on frozen Bde Unma in Minneapolis, February 2020. Photo courtesy Free Truth Media.

This summer we cancelled our upcoming 2021 On-Ice program based on a variety of public health concerns and event/design challenges related to the unfolding global pandemic. While we won’t be gathering in public on the ice, a group of 2020 …

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Pictured: Board and staff members standing inside the red 2020 Welcome Shanty. Despite being bundled up in winter gear such as hats, mittens, and scarves, the nine individuals look accomplished, proud, and happy.

Are you interested in Minnesota winters? Art projects? Joy? If so, consider joining the Art Shanty Projects Board of Directors. This a working Board, committed to supporting a small and joyous arts organization that provides on-ice experiences to Minnesotans in …

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