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Art Shanty Projects 2016 On-Ice Program

February 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until February 28, 2016

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely


*** Art Shanty Projects 2016 On-Ice Program ***

Curious locals, regional artists and thousands of visitors brave deep snowfalls and brisk wind chills to celebrate a uniquely Minnesotan festival on the frozen surface of White Bear Lake, MN. Creative structures, lively performances with audience participation encouraged. Free. Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm, February 6-28, 2016. 

  • February 6-7: Button making, scavenger hunt, 'Sparkle' parade, children's story hour, and a mysterious roving fox
  • February 13-14: Snowflake making, Valentine's creations, fortune telling and a life-sized polar bear puppet
  • February 20-21: All Access Weekend includes Audio Described (Saturday) and ASL-interpreted (Sunday) 30 minute tours of the shanty village every hour. Artist-designed kick-sleds, Art Cars and extra volunteers to assist with on ice mobility all weekend. Science, magic, poetry, and song.
  • February 27-28: Crossword puzzles and Madlibs, Flamenco dancers, outdoor paitners and an ArtCar Parade.

Location: White Bear Lake County Park, White Bear Lake, MN - Ample parking available in the lot. The On-Ice Program is located approximately 1500 ft offshore and accessed via the boat ramp. We strongly encourage you to dress for cold weather and snow: boots, snow pants, coat, hats, mittens, scarf, etc. to ensure your experience on ice is enjoyable.

ASL/AD: Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 20-21, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Every hour on the hour

  • Describers: Connie Fullmer. Saturday, February 20, 2016, Audio Described 30 minute tours of shanties and performances every hour on the hour beginning at the Shanty of Joy and Necessity.
  • Interpreters: Keshia Jenkins. Sunday, February 21, 2016, ASL Interpreted 30 minute tours of shanties and performances every hour on the hour beginning at the Shanty of Joy and Necessity.

Tix: Free.

Phone: 612-567-6844. Email:



Open: Every Saturday & Sunday, February 6-28, 2016, 10am – 4pm


February 6, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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