Help the Art Shanty Projects continue offering great programming that supports artists and expands the notion of what art can be.
The Art Shanty Projects is entering into a new renaissance! We are currently applying for 501c3 status (current donations are still tax deductable through our fiscal agent, Springboard for the Arts)! With non profit status we plan to enhance our programming! In 2013 we will launch Disperse, a year round way to create art in the spirit of the Art Shanties Projects on ice event.
Winter of 2013/2014 will bring ASP: On Ice Biennial , that wonderful time of year when the Art Shanty Projects transforms the frozen surface of a Minnesota lake into a creative community space that is part art gallery, part art residency and part social experiment. The project's basic structure is 20 Art Shanties (think art gallery / studio + ice fishing shanty) built by teams following a competitive selection process. For four weeks artists produce work, offer free arts programming and build a strong sense of community on the lake.
We are excited to grow and involve more artists and more communities in new ways as we set out into the uncharted territories of artmaking! Please give what you can!