Twin Cities-based interactive arts organization, Northern Lights.mn, and Uptown’s French bistro, Barbette, are teaming up to host B-Lectric, a winter celebration of art and light. Featuring outdoor projections and film screenings on ice, DJ Jake Rudh (of The Current and Transmission), Art Shanty Projects, performances from Infiammati FireCircus, fire barrels, the mysterious YETI, Indeed Brewing Company, a whiskey & bourbon winter cocktail bar thanks to Beam Suntory, mulled wine, oysters, kefta, halloumi cheese skewers and more! This is a FREE and ZERO WASTE EVENT!

B-Lectric is proudly a part of @thegreatnorthernfestival 10 days of signature events and new programming in the Twin Cities. Showcasing the North at its wintry best, this collaborative festival aims to give residents and visitors a reason to get outside, get active, and enjoy the incredible winter season.

Northern Lights.mn, the producers of the Northern Spark festival, sees winter as a defining key to our cultural imagination, one that must be cherished even as its existence is threatened by global climate change. For B-lectric, Northern Lights will construct custom ice walls that at sunset will become projection screens for a variety of light-based projects.

Highlights include Joshua McGarvey’s Ice Fall-Feel the Change, which allows audiences to feel glaciers calving as they lean back into sound beds, and a documentary compilation by local curator Graci Horne, which will showcase new footage from the ongoing pipeline resistance at Standing Rock, North Dakota.

In addition, Art Shanty Projects will transform surfaces into creative community spaces that are part art gallery and part social experiment. For B-Lectric, they will aim to engage participants in story writing with Sesa-station Story Shanty, encourage free-spirited dancing with The Dance Shanty, and connect writers and readers of literature to share performances with the Vehicle of Expression. Chef Shanty by eatontheloose.com will combine art & food featuring maple syrup lollipops made on site, tastes of winter libations and a creative outlet to warm your artistic soul.

Sunday, January 29, 2017
Barbette/Intersection of Irving & Lagoon
1600 W. Lake St.