Freezing temperatures, arctic wind chills, and lack of sun may keep some folks inside counting the days until Spring. But for thousands of hardy Minnesotans, mid-Winter is the best time to celebrate the arts. 

For over a decade, Art Shanty Projects has organized a mid-Winter festival on a frozen lake surface creating and interactive, artist-driven temporary community that expands notions of art and artist. The 2017 On-Ice Program on White Bear Lake will invits audiences to explore artist designed and built shanties and performance events