Art Shanty Projects fosters construction of artist driven temporary communities that explore the ways in which relatively unregulated public spaces can be used to create new and challenging artistic environments.

Our On-Ice Program, held annually on a frozen lake in Minnesota, provides a unique opportunity for artist-audience interaction in an un-intimidating, non-gallery environment. Artists and performers can choose to work in a way that engages visitors directly or passively. The program is self-governing to respect the lake environment and existing on-ice community while bringing a new artistic use outside of the established norm.

Working with local businesses, municipalities, and artists of all experience levels, Art Shanty Projects expands the notion of what art can be.