The Powderhorn Art Sled Rally is one of my favorite events in the Twin Cities!
What the heck is a sled rally? “Watch the antics of outrageous never-tried-before art sleds*, or drop in yourself with a contraption of your own. Each sled and its creator will take to a decorated hill accompanied by throngs of spectators. Live music, a warming tent, hot chocolate and coffee will round out the afternoon’s activities.”
This recap video from 2011 also gives you a good idea of what to expect.
If you want to participate as more than a spectator, consider the upcoming Free Sled Making Workshops that are held at the Bedlam Theater. These workshops are on Saturday and Sunday, January 19th and 20th from 10am until 4pm. On January 25th there will also be a free community workshop in the gym at Powderhorn Community Center from 5pm-9pm. Bring a sled to base your project off of. They will have cardboard, wood, paint and neighborhood artists to help you get your project started.
Regardless of snow conditions, the 6th Annual Art Sled Rally is held on Saturday January 26th, on the western slopes of beautiful Powderhorn Park in South Minneapolis from 2-5pm.