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 10 years, Art Shanty Projects has organized a month-long festival on a frozen lake surface into an interactive, artist-driven temporary community that expands notions of art and artist. The 2016 On-Ice Program will take place on White Bear Lake every weekend during February 2016. Exploration of artist designed and built shanties and performance events are free and open to the public Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm.