2023 Art Shanty Projects

2023 Art Shanty Projects

After a successful festival with pandemic and climate change adaptations last winter, Art Shanty Projects is returning to the frozen water of Bde Unma / Lake Harriet in South Minneapolis with an outdoor program filled with our own style of visually dazzling and community-engaged offerings.

We’re pleased to reveal the Shanties and the Performances + Art Actions for this season! While we don’t prescribe a theme, this year we’re seeing artists gravitate towards sonic experiences, collective introspection, experiments in sustainability, and movement(s) of both bodies and social agendas. Read all about the projects!

Check out 2023 Art Shanty Projects: When, Where, and What they are

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 are once again offering 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 is temporary (we won’t do this forever), and is also the most stable choice for our organization at this time. 

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