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.
Heavily influenced by this favorite winter pastime, Art Shanty Projects’ On-Ice Program brings hundreds of artists and thousands of curious visitors out to fend off brisk wind chills and deep snowfall in the name of art and community. Artists create a variety of imaginable shanties, engaging the community in anything from knitting to science to karaoke. The broad and diverse audience includes lake residents, ice fisher people, suburbanites, city dwellers, fellow artists and passing snowmobilers.
The program is free and open to the public Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm.