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Since 2005, Art Shanty Projects has organized a month-long public art happening that transforms unregulated public spaces into interactive, artist-driven temporary communities expanding notions of what art can be.

The 2017 On-Ice Program will be located on the frozen surface of White Bear Lake February 4-26, 2017. Visiting the village is free and open to the public every Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm. For updates and a schedule of events, please continue to check our social media outlets and sign up for our mailing list.  Once you have visted, please fill out our Survey so we can continue to improve the program.

ON-ICE PROGRAM - WHITE BEAR LAKE - WEEKENDS 10am-4pm, FEBRUARY 4-26, 2017

General Driving Directions* to White Bear Lake County Park:

  • Leaving Mpls /St Paul on I-94 turn North on I-35 E
  • Travel North to MN 96, Turn Right/E – 10.5 m
  • Travel to US Hwy 61/ MN 96, Turn Left/N – 2.0 m
  • Travel to Lake Ave /MN 96, Turn Right onto Lake Ave /MN 96 – 1.0 m
  • Travel on Lake Ave /MN 96, take the 3rd Right, turn into White Bear Lake County Park/Ramsey Co Beach – .5 m

* For alternative routes, search White Bear Lake County Park, 55110 on Google or MapQuest for directions from anywhere in the world.

The Art Shanty Projects are located approximately 1500 ft offshore on the ice. Ice Access is by the boat ramp in the South East corner of the parking area. We strongly encourage you to dress for cold weather and snow: boots, snow pants, coat, hats, mittens, scarf, Yax Trax / shoe spikes, etc. to ensure your experience on ice is enjoyable.

 

 

2017 ON-ICE PROGRAM PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE*

*PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR MORE DETAILS IN DECEMBER

FEBRUARY 4-5 :: OPENING WEEKEND

Saturday Sunday
All Day - Ice Garden All Day - Ice Garden
10:30 - Preposterous Polemic 11:00 - feed//back
11:00 - feed//back 11:30 - Fire and Ice: A Winter Flamenco Odyssey
11:30 - Preposterous Polemic 11:30 - The GIANT Frame Photo Guestbook
12:30 - Prairie Fire Lady Choir ON ICE 1:00 - ArtCars + ArtBikes of Minnesota Parade
1:30 - Outdoor Painters of MN Plein Air Painters  1:30 - The GIANT Frame Photo Guestbook
2:00 - Inward Music: Defrosted 1:30 - Action Movie
  3:00 - Create a Play on the Bus
  3:30 - Create a Play on the Bus
  3:30 - Lineage

FEBRUARY 11-12 :: YOUTH & FAMILY WEEKEND

Saturday Sunday
All Day - Ice Garden All Day - Ice Garden
10:00 - Inward Music: Defrosted 10:00 - Action Movie
12:30 - feed//back 11:00 - feed//back
1:00 - Preposterous Polemic 11:30 - The GIANT Frame Photo Guestbook
1:00 - Lady Bear on Ice 1:00 - ArtCars + ArtBikes of Minnesota Parade 
2:30 - Preposterous Polemic  1:30 - The GIANT Frame Photo Guestbook
3:00 - Create a Play on the Bus   3:00 - Create a Play on the Bus
3:30 - Create a Play on the Bus 3:30 - Create a Play on the Bus

FEBRUARY 18-19 :: ALL ACCESS WEEKEND*

*Extra Volunteers on hand to assist with mobility on ice via pedi-cab rides and kick-sleds
*February 18: Audio Described Tours with scottie hall every hour on the hour starting at the Welcome Shanty
*February 19: ASL Interpreted Tours of Shanty Village with Jacquelyn Gile every hour on the hour starting at the Welcome Shanty

Saturday Sunday
All Day - Ice Garden All Day - Ice Garden
10:00 - Inward Music: Defrosted  11:00 - feed//back
12:00 - Preposterous Polemic 11:30 - The GIANT Frame Photo Guestbook
12:30 - feed//back 1:00 - ArtCars + ArtBikes of Minnesota Parade
12:30 - Lady Bear on Ice 1:30 - The GIANT Frame Photo Guestbook
2:00 - Preposterous Polemic  1:30 - Action Movie
3:00 - Create a Play on the Bus 3:00 - Create a Play on the Bus
3:30 - Create a Play on the Bus 3:30 - Create a Play on the Bus
  3:30 - Lineage

FEBRUARY 25-26 :: FINAL WEEKEND

Saturday Sunday
All Day - Ice Garden All Day - Ice Garden
10:00 - Preposterous Polemic 10:00 - Action Movie
11:30 - Preposterous Polemic 11:00 - feed//back
12:30 - Inward Music: Defrosted   11:30 - The GIANT Frame Photo Guestbook
2:30 - feed//back 1:00 - ArtCars + ArtBikes of Minnesota Parade  
3:00 - The St. Paul Snowblower Ballet  1:30 - The GIANT Frame Photo Guestbook
3:00 - Create a Play on the Bus 3:00 - Create a Play on the Bus
3:30 - Create a Play on the Bus 3:30 - Create a Play on the Bus