Art Shanty Projects = Significant jealousy

Mike Paulus

Have you guys heard about the Art Shanty Projects on Medicine Lake in Plymouth, MN? It’s like a teeny, tiny, polite Burning Man on ice. To sum up:

  • A four-weekend exhibition of performance, architecture, science, art, video, literature, survivalism and karaoke, ASP is part sculpture park, part artist residency and part social experiment, inspired by traditional ice fishing houses that dot the state’s lakes in winter ...
  • Art Shanty Projects is an artist driven temporary community exploring the ways in which the relatively unregulated public space of the frozen lake can be used as a new and challenging artistic environment to expand notions of what art can be.
  • The project provides a unique opportunity for artists to interact with their audience, and vice versa, in an un-intimidating, non-gallery like environment. Artists can choose to work in a way that directly engages the audience i.e. knitting or singing Karaoke or in a more passive way...”

Well ... damn. This seems to be the fourth year for it. Photos. (Photo above by Sean Smuda.)