Sunday, January 29, 2012

Minnesota Winter Fun | Art Shanty Project

After a long week of hibernating inside with our colds, my daughter and I were ready to get outside this weekend for some good old Minnesota winter fun. Since our sledding hill was in need of a bit more snow, we found ourselves checking out some other options in our neighborhood. We stumbled upon The Art Shanty Project on Medicine Lake in Plymouth where artists have occupied a portion of the frozen lake with their wonderful ice house creations.  
As their website says, " Art Shanty Projects is a four-week exhibition that is part sculpture park, part artist residency and part social experiment, inspired by traditional ice fishing houses that dot the state's lakes in winter."

I loved all the unique houses and creative ideas. My daughter loved the ICE-Cycles Shanty which allowed guests to choose a helmet and a cycle and bike away! (See photo below of Megan with her wolf helmet and mouse trike.)

Next weekend (Feb. 4th/5th) is the last weekend of the exhibit, so if you're looking for a fun winter outing, check it out! 

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  1. great pictures! looks like megan had a fun time too!

  2. Thanks! It was a lot of fun. Great for photos and people watching too!

  3. This looks like so much fun! Awesome photos, Sarah!!

  4. What a unique event! Great photos!