Your guide to creative activities that celebrate the best of the “Bold North”
Whether you are seeking some alternative fun to ice those Vikings wounds or traveling to the Twin Cities to experience the best of Super Bowl LII, Arts Midwest has your ultimate guide to activities that celebrate Minnesota’s creative community.
Miniature art car parade at Art Shanty Projects 2018. Photo by Autumn Patterson.
A not-to-miss interactive experience, the annual Art Shanty Projects are alive and beckoning all to Lake Harriet in southwest Minneapolis. Ride the butterfly bikes, cheer on the Tiny ArtCar parade, or gaze up at the Winter Kite Festival—there’s something for everyone!
Weekends January 27 – February 11 (10am – 4pm)
Get your fill of Swedish ingenuity and design at the American Swedish Institute’s CraftBOWL, the first in a year-long series of exhibitions exploring the theme, The Handmade.
CraftBOWL on view through April 8, 2018
Visit the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, tour the Ice Palace, listen to live, and see the wonders that Minnesota artists can do with snow and ice. Family fun activities for all ages!
January 25 – February 10, 2018
Avoid downtown traffic and head south to Illuminate the South Loop. The City of Bloomington and Artistry in partnership with Northern Lights.mn present a series of brilliantly lit art installations and performances by Minnesotan and international artists.
February 1 – 3, 2018
Explore the city through a self-guided tour of Prince’s Minneapolis. Free, but purple attire suggested.
Find your way through Mia’s Ice Maze and get to know their fabulous collection.
February 1 – 4, 2018 (Open during Museum hours)
Shop local and support Minnesota makers at the North Local Market. Pick up a pair of Sven’s Clogs, artisan canoe paddles at Hagen and Oats for your next trip to the Boundary Waters, some hipster specs at Eyebobs, and so much more.
January 26 – February 4, 2018