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On View: Art Shanty Projects

by Vivien Park

The fifth annual Art Shanty Projects has opened this past weekend on top of the frozen Medicine Lake near Minneapolis, MN. Twenty shanties, built by local artists, with themes ranging from community-building to science, will be opened to the public for four weekends. Inspired by traditional fishing houses, the idea of interactive temporary structures displayed on top of a temporary ground no doubt opens up new ways of experiencing art.

Art Shanty Projects is on view until February 6, 2010. I hope to make it out there during its last week open, and report back with a firsthand experience. Maybe I'll see you there.

Credits: Photo from Art Shanty Projects.