Art on Ice

24 February 2014

Every February, thousands of people flock to a lake in Minnesota in what some could call a mini-Burning Man of the Frozen North.

No, there are not half naked people walking around a desert.

No, there are not people living rustically for a week amongst the wind-blown snow.

But there are some very ingenious huts.

And a polar bear pedaling by, rawr-ing at you.

The Art Shanty Project takes place every weekend in February in what can only be described as part art installation, part social experiment, with a little Minnesota thrown in. There are about 20 huts scattered across the snow and ice that vary from a warming hut for pond curling to a hut for things lost and found to a zoetrope theater. Each hut is unique, offering various different exercises for your mind and body.

Some people find a hut to their liking, and spent time socializing with its owners and others who enter. Others spent a few moments glancing around, much like in an art museum, enjoying a bit of warmth and an escape for the wind.

Regardless of how or why people take part and visit this event, it gives everyone a chance to warm their imagination.

Because when the wind chill is -13ºF, you need all the warmth you can get.

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More information can be found here: http://artshanties.com/

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