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Art & Events

BROWSE EVENTS
Northern Spark 2014 Launch Party
Musical guest Dosh
Artful food • local brews

Northern Spark 2014 Launch Party

Dosh
7 pm—9 pm ($50)
Orchestra Hall
Target Atrium, 1111 Nicollet Mall


Kick off your all-night art adventure at the official Northern Spark Launch Party at the newly-renovated Orchestra Hall. Musical guest Dosh. Food and drink by Travail, Marin, Black Sheep Pizza, Indeed, Oskar Blues, and more!

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Opening Ceremony: Creative City Challenge Launch and Concert
MC Mark Wheat • Mayor Betsy Hodges
Creative City Challenge: Lovelee/Field/Waites/West
Music by Mu Daiko and GRRRL PRTY

Opening Ceremony: Creative City Challenge Launch and Concert

MC Mark Wheat • Mayor Betsy Hodges •
Creative City Challenge: Lovelee/Field/Waites/West •
Music by Mu Daiko and GRRRL PRTY
8:30 pm—9:45 pm
Convention Center Plaza
1301 S Second Avenue


Watch as Balancing Ground is unveiled and power up for your Northern Spark adventure with music and hand-held electricity!

Presented by Minneapolis Convention Center, Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy program of the City of Minneapolis, and Northern Lights.mn
Northern Spark Pancake Feed
The Bachelor Farmer x Al's Breakfast
Hosted by Aria
DJ Jacquie Fuller • Special performance by Miwa Matreyek

Northern Spark Pancake Feed

The Bachelor Farmer x Al's Breakfast • DJ Jacquie Fuller • Miwa Matreyek
Seatings at 5:30 am ($20) and 7:00 am ($25)
Hosted by Aria
105 N First Street


Experience the magic of a Northern Spark sunrise with a delicious pancake breakfast, whether you’re tired out from all-night fun or an early-riser.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn, The Bachelor Farmer, Aria, and Al's Breakfast

Aesthetic Apparatus, Suzanne Hughes, and Monica Edwards Larson
1978
Aesthetic Apparatus, Suzanne Hughes, and Monica Edwards Larson
1978

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Open Book
1011 Washington Avenue S


Join MCBA for 1978—a true Happening with mirror balls, Warholesque screen printing, black light paper marbling, and plenty of disco!

Presented by Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Christopher Alday, Nathan Lewis, and Jo Yeh
Archive Fever
Christopher Alday, Nathan Lewis, and Jo Yeh
Archive Fever

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, Concourse Gallery & North stairwell


An artistic interpretation of MCAD’s archives from 1886 to the present.

Presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Christopher Alday, Kara Gregory, Jennifer Hibbard, and Natasha Pestich
Lost, Found, & Wanted Shanty
Christopher Alday, Kara Gregory, Jennifer Hibbard, and Natasha Pestich
Lost, Found, & Wanted Shanty

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Ave, East Lawn


Lost, Found, & Wanted Shanty will make connections all over Minneapolis. Write up and post what you’ve lost, what you’ve found, a personals ad, or something to trade.

Presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Eric F. Avery
Minneapolis³
Eric F. Avery
Minneapolis³

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Convention Center Plaza
1301 S Second Avenue


Minneapolis³ is a performance site that creates a unique experience of our city with music, puppetry, dance, song, poetry, and interaction.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Christine Baeumler
Eco-Oracle
Christine Baeumler
Eco-Oracle

9:01 pm—11:30 pm
Weisman Art Museum
Weisman Art Museum Plaza, 333 E River Parkway


Have your reading done by this eco-oracle with art tarot cards representing the WAM collection. All your ecological mysteries will be revealed.

Presented by Weisman Art Museum
Gary Batzloff, Vince Donarski, Shannon Estlund, Kelly Ludeking, Alissa McCourt, and Scott Szarkowicz
Shape Shifting: A re-installation of the MCAD Sculpture Garden
Gary Batzloff, Vince Donarski, Shannon Estlund, Kelly Ludeking, Alissa McCourt, and Scott Szarkowicz
Shape Shifting: A re-installation of the MCAD Sculpture Garden

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Ave, Sculpture Garden, south of main building along 26th St.


It’s a map, it’s a house . . . it’s a lot of new art in the MCAD sculpture garden! Six alums reshape projects to fit the campus theme of “déjà vu.”

Presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Kelley Bell
Garden of Earthly Delights
Kelley Bell
Garden of Earthly Delights

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
Mill Ruins Park


Garden of Earthly Delights explores the relationship between public and private space and each person’s subjective view of his or her environment.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Bell Museum
Close Range / Far Afield
Bell Museum
Close Range / Far Afield

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Bell Museum of Natural History
10 Church St SE


From tiny winged critters to the vast cosmos, join Bell Museum program staff for an exploration of nature at every scale.

Presented by Bell Museum of Natural History
Yael Braha and Ana Herruzo
/ärtəfakts/ in motion
Yael Braha and Ana Herruzo
/ärtəfakts/ in motion

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall


This sound-reactive projection-mapping project pays homage to pioneers of experimental film and animation as it transforms the new Orchestra Hall. Performers and the public will play the hall.

Presented by The Eyeo Festival and Minnesota Orchestra
Brave New Workshop
Late Night Improv
Brave New Workshop
Late Night Improv

10 pm—10:45 pm
Brave New Workshop
824 Hennepin Avenue


Enjoy a free performance of the BNW’s legendary Late Night Improv in our mainfloor event space! Limited availability—first come, first served!

Presented by Brave New Workshop
Mary Bruno, Ruthann Godollei, Bill Moran, Chip Schilling, and Jenni Undis
Printers Local 403
Mary Bruno, Ruthann Godollei, Bill Moran, Chip Schilling, and Jenni Undis
Printers Local 403

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Lunalux
1618 Harmon Place


An amalgamated union of letterpress printers collaborates on a series of limited edition wood-type posters, which will be given away (free!) all night.

Presented by Lunalux
Chris Campbell, Michael Croswell, and Grant Cutler
Field Frequency
Chris Campbell, Michael Croswell, and Grant Cutler
Field Frequency

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
between Hennepin Avenue and Third Avenue S


Wind harps and electric drones amplify and sonically reflect the ebb and flow, rich textures, and whispery tendrils of Minnesota wind.

Presented by American Composers Forum
Kate Casanova, Daniel Dean, and Ben Moren
Hotel Hotel
Kate Casanova, Daniel Dean, and Ben Moren
Hotel Hotel

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
North Star Lofts


Hotel Hotel is a poetic exploration of the transient nature of living organisms and architecture via insects and large-scale projection.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Kate Casanova
A Natural History of Chimneys
Kate Casanova
A Natural History of Chimneys

9:01 pm—10 pm
Mobile
View on the Leav app at 1917 Emerson Avenue


An audio and visual collage that examines the chimney as a shared space for both humans and a small bird, the Chimney Swift.

Leav is a free mobile platform for placing, viewing, and sharing digital art. Download Leav in the iPhone App Store.

Presented by Leav
Ananya Dance Theatre Company
Blue Dream Journeys
Ananya Dance Theatre Company
Blue Dream Journeys

9:01 pm—1 am
Northrop
Hubbard Broadcasting Rehearsal Studio, 84 Church Street SE


Blue Dream Journeys invites audiences to interact with performers as they move through a set of obstacles toward a space where dreams become real.

Presented by Ananya Dance Theatre
Chris Cloud & Lea Devon Sorrentino, Hannah Howard & Luke Axelson, and others.
1612 Harmon Place: A Place To Gather
Chris Cloud & Lea Devon Sorrentino, Hannah Howard & Luke Axelson, and others.
1612 Harmon Place: A Place To Gather

9:01 pm—5:26 am
1612 Harmon Place
1612 Harmon Place


Loring Park’s new restaurant brings friends together for quiet and revelry, for a night of light sculptures, performances, film, espresso, and more!

Presented by 1612 Harmon Place
Sean Connaughty
The Ark of the Anthropocene
Sean Connaughty
The Ark of the Anthropocene

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Parkway, Lawn


The great river rises to unprecedented levels. Encounter this immersive ecosystem in the great stone egg before it begins its long journey to the sea.

Presented by Weisman Art Museum
Bill Cottman, Kenna Cottman, Lewis Hill, Kevin Obsatz, & Junauda Petrus
beyond the LOOP
Bill Cottman, Kenna Cottman, Lewis Hill, Kevin Obsatz, & Junauda Petrus
beyond the LOOP

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
Under the Hennepin Avenue Bridge


beyond the LOOP combines aerial acrobatics, media manipulation, dance, and social media to explore our dreams of wanting more for our cities.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Crank Art Collective
Pedal Bear
Crank Art Collective
Pedal Bear

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Midtown Greenway
Roving along the Greenway


Pedal Bear is a giant bear-puppet bike powered by ten riders. Take a ride and enjoy the night along the Greenway.

Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Dakota Combo
Live Jazz Performance
Dakota Combo
Live Jazz Performance

9:30 pm—11 pm
MacPhail Center for Music
Target Plaza, 501 S Second Street


Come listen to jazz standards and new jazz compositions by the Dakota Combo, MacPhail’s premier student jazz group.

Presented by MacPhail Center for Music
Daniel Dean, John Kim, John Moore, Molly Reichert, Emily Stover, Lara Avery, Matt Barthalemy, and Bill Lindeke
TönöSauna
Daniel Dean, John Kim, John Moore, Molly Reichert, Emily Stover, Lara Avery, Matt Barthalemy, and Bill Lindeke
TönöSauna

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
near the Stone Arch Bridge


Bring a towel (or not) and explore how public spaces promote social exchange. Project your dreams for your city through conversations in the sauna.

Presented by American Swedish Institute
Alex DeArmond and Peter Haakon Thompson
Babies Sleep Tonight
Alex DeArmond and Peter Haakon Thompson
Babies Sleep Tonight

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
East side of Gold Medal silos


Babies Sleep Tonight projects the invisible, sleeping babies of the city into the midst of the energy and excitement of an all-night festival.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Venus DeMars, Emily Kaplan, Brian Hart, and Jaime Carrera
OCULUS
Venus DeMars, Emily Kaplan, Brian Hart, and Jaime Carrera
OCULUS

10:00 pm—5:26 am
National Camera Exchange Lot
Tenth Street and Hennepin Avenue


Dive into ground zero of our new cultural district with an OCULUS perspective featuring projections, performances, illuminated sculpture, and more!

Presented by Made Here
Keetra Dean Dixon
Swing Hall, Swing All
Keetra Dean Dixon
Swing Hall, Swing All

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, Skywalk


Back by popular demand: Keetra Dean Dixon’s collective high-in-the-sky swing installation in the skywalk on the MCAD campus.

Presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Coal Dorius
Pomp

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Midtown Greenway
Roving along the Greenway


A light sculpture of our expressions and stories: individual contributions become collected strands that evolve while traveling on the Greenway.

Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Andy DuCett
RARP!

9:01 pm—2 am
Bell Museum of Natural History
10 Church Street SE


Step through the diorama glass at the Bell Museum of Natural History to experience resident artist Andy DuCett’s delightfully curious research project, inspired by nature and inhabited by our imaginations.

Presented by Bell Museum of Natural History
Andy DuCett
fragment, why we do this
Andy DuCett
fragment, why we do this

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Corridor Gallery, first floor, Main building, 2501 Stevens Avenue S


Re-experience the sounds and sensations of bubble wrap under your feet and popping balloons, fragments from Andy Ducett’s installation: why we do this.

Presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Asher Edes, Hannah Holman, and Vanessa Ramos
The Loft’s Galactic Web of Wonder
Asher Edes, Hannah Holman, and Vanessa Ramos
The Loft’s Galactic Web of Wonder

9:01 pm—2 am
Open Book
1011 Washington Avenue S, Target Performance Hall


Grab a map and hitchhike a Galactic Web inspired by Douglas Adams. Dress like an alien, wish on a star, and visit planets real and imagined.

Presented by The Loft Literary Center
Sergei Eisenstein, Alexander Dovzhenko, and Vsevolod Pudovkin
Russian Avant-Garde Film Festival
Sergei Eisenstein, Alexander Dovzhenko, and Vsevolod Pudovkin
Russian Avant-Garde Film Festival

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
Minneapolis Central Post Office wall


Relive a golden age of cinema with Russian avant-garde films. The Museum of Russian Art will show classic early Soviet movies on the Post Office wall.

Presented by The Museum of Russian Art
Benjamin Entner
Ego Sum

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
Guthrie Theatre Cantilever Bridge, 1029 W River Parkway


Ego Sum is a larger-than-life, inflatable, drawing project by Benjamin Entner which parodies art historical precedents. Here the reference is to Hamlet’s soliloquy on death holding the skull of Yorick.

Presented by The Soap Factory
Tara Fahey and Kristi Ternes
Dowsing Wild Beauty
Tara Fahey and Kristi Ternes
Dowsing Wild Beauty

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Midtown Greenway Coalition
On the Greenway at 11th Avenue, near the Freewheel Midtown Bike Center and Midtown Greenway Coalition HQ.


Stilt performance with shadow puppetry and light projections, transcending a spectrum of imagery from modern city to natural wild beauty.

Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Renae Ferrario, Nhia Lee, Amy Luong, and Austin Shoemaker
The Personality Translator
Renae Ferrario, Nhia Lee, Amy Luong, and Austin Shoemaker
The Personality Translator

9:01 pm—12 midnight
Art Institutes International Minnesota
15 S Ninth Street


Engage with interactive imagery developed in Processing by students in Ai-MN’s Interactive Media program. Sensors, cameras and touchscreens will track and transform the movements of passers-by as seen the windows of the gallery.

Presented by Art Institutes International Minnesota
The Flightless Bird Brothers & The Shiny Naughty Collective
Razing Minneapolis—or—The Ghostly Streetcar History Tour
The Flightless Bird Brothers & The Shiny Naughty Collective
Razing Minneapolis—or—The Ghostly Streetcar History Tour

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
between Hennepin Avenue and Third Avenue S


The Ghostly Streetcar History Tour seeks to resurrect the past and inform the future with a visual narrative that explores the anatomy of a lost Twin Cites.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Trent Gilliss, Lily Percy, and Chris Heagle
Your Audio Selfie
Trent Gilliss, Lily Percy, and Chris Heagle
Your Audio Selfie

9:01 pm—5:26 am
On Being Studios
1619 Hennepin Avenue S


Extend your voice (not your arm) and record your story. Capture a moment or a memory and tell us what you see before you. And we’ll give you the mp3 to share with all of your followers.

Presented by On Being / Krista Tippett Public Productions
Greycoats
Per Aspera Ad Astra
Greycoats
Per Aspera Ad Astra

9:30 pm—5:26 am
Le Meridien Chambers
901 Hennepin Ave


You are on the crew of the spacecraft Aspera. Through light, sound, switches, levers, and knobs, you must keep the ship intact. Your in-flight entertainment comes from Greycoats and a projection-mapped debut of new songs.

Presented by Le Meridien Chambers
Andy Hall
Outdoor Activity for George Kubler
Andy Hall
Outdoor Activity for George Kubler

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Convention Center Plaza
1301 S Second Avenue


Chicago artist Andy Hall examines George Kubler’s dichotomy of useful inventions vs. artistic inventions in the creation of dyed silk shopping bags.

Presented by American Craft Council
Holly Hansen
The Weight of Church Bells
Holly Hansen
The Weight of Church Bells

Hourly, on the hour
Basilica of Saint Mary
88 N 17th Street, on the Leav app


In contemplative dialogue and song, Holly Hansen reveals our accidental commitments to unexamined ideas due to default mindsets in culture and family.

Leav is a free mobile platform for placing, viewing, and sharing digital art. Download Leav in the iPhone App Store.

Presented by Leav
Riley Harrison
Lighting up the City with Dreams
Riley Harrison
Lighting up the City with Dreams

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Convention Center Plaza
1301 S Second Avenue


Write your dream for Minneapolis on a ribbon, attach it to a glowing water balloon, and use a trebuchet to launch it at a mega-sized map of the city!

Presented by Twin Cities Maker - The Hack Factory
HECUA students
Crazy Cozy

9:01 pm—12 midnight
Coffman Memorial Union
Front lawn, 300 Washington Avenue SE


Blankets. Pillows. Lay back under our ever-changing pillow fort and take in images, sounds, and stories of the places we find rest. Share a cozy moment or a crazy pillow fight.

Presented by HECUA
Zoé Henrot, Brittany Adams, and Jarod Boltjes
Footsteps
Zoé Henrot, Brittany Adams, and Jarod Boltjes
Footsteps

9:01 pm—1 am
Piazza on the Mall
Nicollet Mall, near the corner of 12th Street


Footsteps, inspired by everyday movements in city life, is an interactive Ballet set to live drumming.

Presented by Saint Paul Ballet
Oliver Herring
TASK Party

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, Main Gallery


TASK is an improvisational participatory event with a simple structure and few rules. Write a task, pull a task, interpret a task—the possibilities are endless.

Presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Jess Hirsch, Stefanie Motta, Brett Smith, Eamonn McLain, Terese Elhardt, & Sam Hoolihan
Meta Shanty
Jess Hirsch, Stefanie Motta, Brett Smith, Eamonn McLain, Terese Elhardt, & Sam Hoolihan
Meta Shanty

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
W River Parkway


Rejuvenate yourself in this metaphysical space for decompression. A 2014 Art Shanty Project.

Presented by Art Shanty Projects
Jess Hirsch and Ginny Sims
Dosha Kitchen
Jess Hirsch and Ginny Sims
Dosha Kitchen

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
W River Parkway


Dosha Kitchen is a mobile camper that helps the public discover Ayurvedic Dosha through food, drink, and objecthood.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Soozin Hirschmugl
sPARKit Mobile Unit
Soozin Hirschmugl
sPARKit Mobile Unit

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
near Portland Avenue


sPARKit: a pop-up park trailer full of amenities to activate public spaces!

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Sam Hoolihan and John Marks
City Symphony in 16mm: A New Work for Expanded Cinema
Sam Hoolihan and John Marks
City Symphony in 16mm: A New Work for Expanded Cinema

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Former Fuji ya building
W River Parkway, between Portland Avenue and Third Avenue S


City Symphony in 16mm is an interactive, multiprojection, expanded cinema project at the abandoned Fuji-Ya building on the Minneapolis riverfront.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
HOTTEA
La Maroma

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
Third Avenue Bridge


La Maroma is a site-specific installation about a childhood story my mother told me about the Ayutla River in Mexico.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Seth Hunter, Victoria Fang, and Dimitri Diakopoulos
Amplify Us
Seth Hunter, Victoria Fang, and Dimitri Diakopoulos
Amplify Us

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall, Lobby


Amplify Us reflects the social dynamics in the lobby of Orchestra Hall, offering a playful interface to control color and sound in the space.

Presented by The Eyeo Festival and Minnesota Orchestra
Nicole Infinity & Monica Rojas
Are You A Robot/Monster?
Nicole Infinity & Monica Rojas
Are You A Robot/Monster?

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
W River Parkway


Are You Robot/Monster? revives the tradition of cardboard cutout photos in Art Shanty fashion. A 2014 Art Shanty Project.

Presented by Art Shanty Projects
Emily Johnson/Catalyst
Be Mountain (preview excerpts from SHORE)
Emily Johnson/Catalyst
Be Mountain (preview excerpts from SHORE)

9:01 pm—12 midnight
Mill City Museum
704 S Second Street, Millstone Plaza


Performance by Emily Johnson/Catalyst and the Anonymous Choir, participatory light-box walks, volunteer actions, and video by Mona Smith.

Presented by Mill City Museum
Jxta Kru
Mobile Jxta

9:01 pm—3 am
W River Parkway, Convention Center Plaza
Roving between Zone A and Zone B


Mobile JXTA is a fleet of bike carts that create an oasis of light,sound, and play in the public right of way. Visitors can play illuminated chess or dominos, charge phones, read #ns_msgboard tweets projected on a community message board, and make art.

Presented by Juxtaposition Arts
Brad Kaspari
Sound Observation
Brad Kaspari
Sound Observation

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Midtown Greenway
Under the Colfax Avenue Bridge, near the bottom of the Bryant Avenue ramp (West side)


Explore harmonic sounds and lighting effects through more than thirty large-scale tubular chimes and LED lights, activated by the audience.

Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Benjamin Kelly, Adam Conrad, and Jamie Johnson
Gossip Orchestra
Benjamin Kelly, Adam Conrad, and Jamie Johnson
Gossip Orchestra

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Weisman Art Museum
Plaza, 333 E River Road


Gossip Orchestra is an interactive musical installation in which audience members conduct twenty musicians with a full-body control board.

Presented by Weisman Art Museum and Northern Lights.mn
Kevin Kirsch
Talking Head

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Midtown Greenway
Just west of the I-35 W Bridge


Watch an original hand-cranked and sketched TV show under the I-35W billboard. Wear a TV on your head for a reimagined understanding of televison.

Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Lucas Koski
Projecting Lowertown
Lucas Koski
Projecting Lowertown

9:01 pm—5:26 am
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
Rear side of building, 528 Hennepin Avenue


Projecting Lowertown is a lively composite of images from St. Paul’s Lowertown projected on The Cowles Center. Additional support has been provided by The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts.

Presented by Artspace
Chris Koza
Transient Melody
Chris Koza
Transient Melody

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Walker Art Center
View on Leav app at Chain of Lakes and Midtown Greenway. At Northern Spark, experience near the Walker Art Center.


Transient Melody is an evolving soundtrack that surrounds the Chain of Lakes and Midtown Greenway in Uptown Minneapolis. At Northern Spark, experience it near the Walker Art Center.

Leav is a free mobile platform for placing, viewing, and sharing digital art. Download Leav in the iPhone App Store.

Presented by Leav
Anne Labovitz
Conversant Portraits
Anne Labovitz
Conversant Portraits

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Weisman Art Museum
Weisman Art Museum Plaza, 333 E River Parkway


Sit and converse. Push the boundaries of traditional portraiture. Anne Labovitz will transpose your words and visually synthesize them into paintings.

Presented by Weisman Art Museum
Erin Lavelle and Anthony Chapin
Nighttime Post
Erin Lavelle and Anthony Chapin
Nighttime Post

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Convention Center Plaza, Midtown Greenway, W River Parkway
1301 S Second Avenue / Near Tenth Avenue / W River Parkway and Portland Avenue


Nighttime Post illuminates the bond between strangers, hand-delivering messages from citizen to random citizen. Find an outpost and send a card!

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Amanda Lovelee, Christopher Field, Kyle Waites, & Sarah West
Balancing Ground
Amanda Lovelee, Christopher Field, Kyle Waites, & Sarah West
Balancing Ground

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Convention Center Plaza
1301 S Second Avenue


Teeter-totters and benches under a canopy of shadow patterns and prismatic colors make an interactive space for play and reflection. Listen: community voices will speak to you.

Presented by City of Minneapolis
David Luke
Upstream Animated
David Luke
Upstream Animated

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Convention Center Plaza
1301 S Second Avenue


David Luke’s animated poetry, created in collaboration with Upstream Arts, expands our understanding of expression, choice, and play.

Presented by Upstream Arts
MakeSh!t
Public Acts of Drawing
MakeSh!t
Public Acts of Drawing

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Convention Center Plaza
1301 S Second Avenue


Local artists and a few hundred friends contribute to an unfolding, ever-changing artwork that is heroically projected onto a wall as it’s made.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Meena Mangalvedhekar
Take the Field
Meena Mangalvedhekar
Take the Field

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Midtown Greenway
Kix Field, near Fourth Avenue S


Lights, reflectors, and intimate audio transform Kix Field into a boundary between present and past: a playing field becomes art.

Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Christian Marclay
The Clock
Christian Marclay
The Clock

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Walker Art Center
Burnet Gallery, 1750 Hennepin Avenue


The Walker Art Center presents The Clock, a major cinematic installation by Christian Marclay. Be among the first to see it at this 24-hour screening.

Presented by Walker Art Center
Cali Mastny, Claire Alexander, Dan Bayn, Rachel Bendtsen, David Bryan, Lauren DeSteno, Laura Gerald, Marc Gutman, Caly McMorrow, Matt Mackall, Aaron Prust, Scott Raleigh, Cole Sarar, & Beth Scudder
The Elevator Shanty
Cali Mastny, Claire Alexander, Dan Bayn, Rachel Bendtsen, David Bryan, Lauren DeSteno, Laura Gerald, Marc Gutman, Caly McMorrow, Matt Mackall, Aaron Prust, Scott Raleigh, Cole Sarar, & Beth Scudder
The Elevator Shanty

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
W River Parway


With elevator-themed music, puns, and rowdiness, the Elevator Shanty will take you to new heights. A 2014 Art Shanty Project.

Presented by Art Shanty Projects
MCAD students
Blasts from the Past: MCAD Student Short Films, Videos, and Animations
MCAD students
Blasts from the Past: MCAD Student Short Films, Videos, and Animations

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, East Lawn


Sit back and sample creative films, videos, and animations by MCAD students over the past decades. Appropriate for kids age 1 to 99.

Presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Abinadi Meza
The Sky Opens Twice
Abinadi Meza
The Sky Opens Twice

9:01 pm—2 am
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Target Wing Rotunda, 2400 Third Avenue S


The Sky Opens Twice is a three-story aural installation with an original script and sound design by Abinadi Meza.

Presented by Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Midtown Greenway Coalition members
Projecting the Greenway
Midtown Greenway Coalition members
Projecting the Greenway

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Midtown Greenway
2801 21st Avenue S (near 28th Street and Hiawatha Avenue)


Projections of the Greenway on found and intentional objects, using photographs from Greenway users.

Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Minneapolis Art on Wheels
Chimera
Minneapolis Art on Wheels
Chimera

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Bell Museum of Natural History
Nolte Courtyard, 10 Church St SE


Ever wonder what you’d look like dancing the night away with an elephant skull for a head? Check out Chimera, an interactive projection by Fall 2013 RARP artists Minneapolis Art on Wheels.

Presented by Bell Museum of Natural History
Minnesota Orchestra
Symphony No. 4: From Mission San Juan
Minnesota Orchestra
Symphony No. 4: From Mission San Juan

10 pm—10:30 pm
Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall


American composer Kevin Puts’ 28-minute score is animated by the live visual projections of Yael Braha and Bryant Place’s /ärtəfakts/ in motion. Using sensing devices, the sounds of the players trigger experimental video projections inside the Orchestra Hall auditorium.

Presented by Minnesota Orchestra and The Eyeo Festival
MINN_LAB
POSTography

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
W River Parkway, between Hennepin Avenue and Third Avenue S


POSTography visualizes the density of public thought related to places throughout the city, and creates a vehicle for meaningful engagement with these places.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Mizna
Confluent

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
under the Hennepin Avenue Bridge


Come sit at the banks of two major world rivers, meeting for the first time tonight in this Arab/American waterways project of poetic confluence.

Presented by Mizna
MNKINO
MNKINO42: Connect the Dots
MNKINO
MNKINO42: Connect the Dots

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Midtown Greenway
near Tenth Avenue


Contribute to a large-scale stop motion animation project. Create your own bike wheel zoetrope. Screen a short video on the theme Connect the Dots. Submit short videos here: facebook.com/mnkino.

Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition and Northern Lights.mn
Monkey with a Mustache
MysteryPhone: Art of Darkness
Monkey with a Mustache
MysteryPhone: Art of Darkness

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Mobile
Mobile app


MysteryPhone: Art of Darkness is a cross-platform app (iOS, Android) providing an interactive story based on players’ geographic location.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Jim Moore and Tim Carl
Architectural Tours of Renovated Northrop
Jim Moore and Tim Carl
Architectural Tours of Renovated Northrop

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Northrop
Northrop Auditorium, 84 Church Street SE


Tour the new Northrop with the architects of its revitalization: the renovated performance hall, the new “tunable theater,” murals, and more!

Presented by Institute for Advanced Study - University of Minnesota and Northrop
The Musicant Group
Piazza on the Mall
The Musicant Group
Piazza on the Mall

9:01 pm—4 am
Piazza on the Mall
1221 Nicollet Mall


Your evening’s game room! Enjoy outdoor Ping-Pong, bocce ball, cornhole, and giant checkers—or just come with your crew to relax and take a break.

Presented by The Musicant Group
Wil Natzel
Aura Info Hub

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
near the Hennepin Avenue Bridge


This Aura information hub is a glowing guidepost in the landscape primed for the revelers of Northern Spark.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Nik Nerburn
In the Shadow of Paul Bunyan
Nik Nerburn
In the Shadow of Paul Bunyan

9:01 pm—5:26 am
The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Avenue


A three-channel video installation explores Minnesota’s white colonial legacy, the U.S.–Dakota War, and the myth of Paul Bunyan.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Roger Nieboer and lesser mortals
Folkalopolis
Roger Nieboer and lesser mortals
Folkalopolis

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
near the Hennepin Avenue bridge


We match you with your song (in our aesthetic-predisposition screening process), teach it to you in a tent by the river, and send you off singing.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Matt One Up, Hannah Howard, Hal Lovemelt, and Slam Academy
Intergalactic Garden
Matt One Up, Hannah Howard, Hal Lovemelt, and Slam Academy
Intergalactic Garden

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Gamut Gallery
1006 Marquette Avenue


Navigate jungles of gleaming sculptures under interstellar light displays, with live music until sunrise. Try space art, drawn by the wave of a hand.

Presented by Gamut Gallery
Scott Pampuch
100 Course Dinner on the Mall
Scott Pampuch
100 Course Dinner on the Mall

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Northrop Mall
outside on the Mall


100 courses on the Mall! Scott Pampuch and a culinary team present 100 tasting courses during the night—100 seats at the table at 10-course intervals.

Presented by Institute for Advanced Study - University of Minnesota and Northrop
Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater
Fancy Folk
Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater
Fancy Folk

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Stone Arch Bridge
View on Leav app at Stone Arch Bridge, near Portland Avenue and W River Parkway


Fancy Folk is a witty snapshot framing the behavior of three privileged individuals.

Leav is a free mobile platform for placing, viewing, and sharing digital art. Download Leav in the iPhone App Store.

Presented by Leav
Jefferson Pinder
Relay

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Whiskey Park Building
Hennepin Avenue and Fifth Street, 15 S Fifth Street


A team of performers works together to win—but there is no finish line. This performance video shows arduous effort and a strong vantage point of labor.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
David Pittman
Stargazing Shanty
David Pittman
Stargazing Shanty

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
W River Parkway


Engage in artmaking and stargazing from our rooftop deck and open air shanty. A 2014 Art Shanty Project.

Presented by Art Shanty Projects
Ragamala Dance
Honoring Tagore: Ragamala’s Sacred Earth
Ragamala Dance
Honoring Tagore: Ragamala’s Sacred Earth

9:01 pm—12 midnight
On Being Studios
1619 Hennepin Avenue S


Inspired by the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore, Ragamala Dance explores the interconnections between human emotions and the landscapes that shape them.

Presented by On Being / Krista Tippett Public Productions
Rain Taxi
Poetry Tarot

10 pm—2 am
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue, Garden Terrace Room


Visit Rain Taxi’s tribe of poetic seers, who will write a poem for you on the spot based on a reading of uniquely designed Tarot cards.

Presented by Walker Art Center
Raptor Center
Birds of a Feather
Raptor Center
Birds of a Feather

11 pm—11:50 pm
Weisman Art Museum
Weisman Art Museum Plaza, 333 E River Parkway


Back by popular demand! Interact with live raptors perched outside the museum. Get in touch with your night owl and learn about Minnesota’s raptors.

Presented by Weisman Art Museum
Revolver
Write Fight II

10:30 pm—1 am
W River Parkway
Under the Hennepin Avenue Bridge


Write Fight is a single-elimination tournament: eight writers go head to head, amid distractions, battling to be champ.

Presented by Revolver
Joellyn Rock, Kathy McTavish, and Rob Wittig
Graffiti Angel in Sophronia
Joellyn Rock, Kathy McTavish, and Rob Wittig
Graffiti Angel in Sophronia

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue, Terrace


Sophronia is two half-cities, half carnival, half stone, a glowing pavilion where the graffiti angel mixes video, images, music, and text. #sophroniatwo

Presented by Walker Art Center
Areca Roe
Watchtowers

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Midtown Greenway
MoZaic Art Park, behind the Lagoon Theatre, 1345 Lagoon Avenue


Visit three wooden towers and gaze into their eyes to see what lies inside.

Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Jes Rosenberg and Nan Arundel
Midnight Sparkler Yoga
Jes Rosenberg and Nan Arundel
Midnight Sparkler Yoga

12 midnight—1:30 am
Convention Center Plaza
1301 S Second Avenue


Greet the midnight charm of Northern Spark with a yoga class. Join Gorilla Yogis in downtown Minneapolis. BYOMat & Water. All Gorilla species welcome!

Presented by Gorilla Yogis
Sacred Harp Singers
Singing from The Sacred Harp
Sacred Harp Singers
Singing from The Sacred Harp

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Parkway, Willam G. Shepherd Room


Sing from a shape-note tunebook from 1844. We are not a choir, this is not a performance—come sing! Join us for Singing School or anytime, all night.

Presented by Minnesota State Sacred Harp Singing Convention
Erik Satie (interpreted by nine pianists), Sophie Erlund, Charles Stankievech, and others
Vexations / A long, long, long night (and day) at the piano
Erik Satie (interpreted by nine pianists), Sophie Erlund, Charles Stankievech, and others
Vexations / A long, long, long night (and day) at the piano

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Northrop
84 Church Street SE


All-night Vexations by Erik Satie, with contemporary sound and video responses dispersed in the building—and disco-funk lessons!

Presented by Institute for Advanced Study - University of Minnesota and Northrop
Luke Savisky
E/x MN

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
Gold Medal Silos, 721-729 W River Parkway


Within pulsing color and motion imagery, you are in a live projection as faces and bodies of the audience interact with the Gold Medal silos.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Moheb Soliman
Great Lakes Overhead
Moheb Soliman
Great Lakes Overhead

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
Roving between Zone A and Zone B


Based on Great Lakes circumnavigation, an overhead projector roams the city with mock lectures of poetry, map slides, travel pics, drawing, and water.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Students for Design Activism
Flicker & Spore
Students for Design Activism
Flicker & Spore

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Midtown Greenway
under the Columbus Avenue bridge, between Chicago and Park Avenues


Flicker & Spore activates the space below a Greenway bridge by creating an interactive playground installation with moss and light.

Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Subterranean Café
Plinko Poetry
Subterranean Café
Plinko Poetry

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Peace Coffee Roastery and Headquarters
The Greenway at 21st Avenue


Drop discs into a giant illuminated board. Randomized pathways and pegs reveal unique and creative plinko poetry!

Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
SuperGroup, Brute Heart, Rachel Jendrzejewski, and Liz Miller
Circumstances for We
SuperGroup, Brute Heart, Rachel Jendrzejewski, and Liz Miller
Circumstances for We

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Northrop
84 Church Street SE


Circumstances for We is all-night spontaneous performance! Participate with SuperGroup, Brute Heart, Rachel Jendrzejewski, and Liz Miller.

Presented by Institute for Advanced Study - University of Minnesota and Northrop
Joko Sutrisno, Tri Sutrisno, and other Sumunar artists
Sumunar Gamelan Ensemble
Joko Sutrisno, Tri Sutrisno, and other Sumunar artists
Sumunar Gamelan Ensemble

9:01 pm —12 midnight
Northrop
Memorial Hall, 84 Church Street SE


Gamelan – the traditional orchestra of Indonesia. Sumunar invites you to experience the rich sounds of Java!

Presented by Institute for Advanced Study - University of Minnesota and Northrop
David Swenson
Toast the Gods
David Swenson
Toast the Gods

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Whitney Lofts
Courtyard, W River Parkway at Portland Avenue


Grab a fistful of clay to make a “kiln god” around a glowing kiln. NCC presents this hands-on collaboration with ceramic artist David Swenson.

Presented by Northern Clay Center
Scott Szarkowicz and John Vieno
Interactive Image Craft
Scott Szarkowicz and John Vieno
Interactive Image Craft

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Midtown Greenway
roving westward along the Greenway throughout the night


Experience the city on a pedal-powered bike trailer. Layers of video reflect Midtown Greenway past, present, and future, evolving through the night.

Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Piotr Szyhalski
Public Print Works
Piotr Szyhalski
Public Print Works

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
]under the Hennepin Avenue bridge


What does it mean to work? This performative event centers on collective work, public space, and art through a collaborative printing project.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Tyler Stefanich and MCAD community
Arcade Backpack
Tyler Stefanich and MCAD community
Arcade Backpack

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue S, Mobile unit around campus


Take your turn playing the ultimately portable arcade machine designed to be worn as a backpack.

Presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design
United Media Brigade
The Journey Never Ends The River Simply Bends
United Media Brigade
The Journey Never Ends The River Simply Bends

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Open Book
Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue S


Students from St. Cloud State University invite you to collaborate in a filmed experiment of anonymous storytelling inspired by the Mississippi River.

Presented by St. Cloud State University
Karl Unnasch
Glassicles

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Weisman Art Museum, Made Here, Loring Corners
333 E River Parkway / Tenth and Hennepin Avenue / 1612 Harmon Place


Karl Unnasch illuminates the night with Glassicles. Three light installations made from repurposed bottles and drinking devices ignite dance in the city.

Presented by Soo Visual Arts Center
Various artists
Northern Spark Chill Space
Various artists
Northern Spark Chill Space

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Whole Foods, Northern Lights.mn
Upper Terrace, 222 Hennepin Avenue


Rest and recharge with refreshments from Whole Foods Market, short yoga classes presented by The Yoga Center, artist performances presented by A Mill Artist Lofts, tea from TeaSource, and massages—a relaxed moment on your way between the energy and excitement of West River Parkway and giant projections on Hennepin Avenue and 5th Street.

Presented by Whole Foods
Various artists
Outdoor Cinema
Various artists
Outdoor Cinema

9:01 pm—3 am
Regis Art Center
Riverside Avenue, between the Regis Center for Art and the Barker Center for Dance


The Art Department’s Outdoor Cinema showcases the extraordinary wealth of talent at home in the University’s West Bank Arts Quarter. Short films and experimental media projects run the gamut from visual poetry to cultural critique, complete with occasional forays into humor and irreverence.

Presented by Department of Art—University of Minnesota
Various artists
Local Music on Loring
Various artists
Local Music on Loring

9:01 pm—5:26 am
HiFi Hair and Records
1637-1642 Hennepin Avenue


Experience a visual and sonic exploration of local music.

Presented by HiFi Hair and Records
Various artists
Northern Spark @ Walker Art Center
Various artists
Northern Spark @ Walker Art Center

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue


Iconic artworks from the Walker collection are on view all night, with activities and artist interventions happening throughout the museum’s campus.

Presented by Walker Art Center
Various artists
Busker Stage at Northern Spark Coffee Garden on the Greenway
Various artists
Busker Stage at Northern Spark Coffee Garden on the Greenway

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Peace Coffee Roastery and Headquarters
2801 21st Avenue South (near 28th Street and Hiawatha Avenue)


Need coffee to power your late night at Northern Spark? Stop by the Coffee Garden, hosted by Peace Coffee—and grab an opportunity to perform on stage!

Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Various artists
The Unicorn Show
Various artists
The Unicorn Show

9:01 pm—2:00 am
The Nicollet
1931 Nicollet Avenue


More than forty artists display unicorn-themed art, including paintings, taxidermy, video, and more!

Presented by The Nicollet
Various artists
WAM@20:MN Exhibition Opening
Various artists
WAM@20:MN Exhibition Opening

9:01 pm—1 am
Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Parkway


Mellow under the moonlight at WAM. Converse with artists, dance, prepare for the flood, and have all your ecological mysteries revealed. Also, discover WAM@20: MN, featuring art that entered WAM’s collection in the past 20 years—chosen by Minnesota artists, celebrities, U students, and state fair goers!

Presented by Weisman Art Museum
Various artists
Northern Spark at Northrop
Various artists
Northern Spark at Northrop

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Northrop Mall
Northrop Mall


Northrop will be open all night—halls and spaces filled with art, music, dance, film, video, and conversation. Join us!

Presented by Institute for Advanced Study - University of Minnesota and Northrop
Various artists
15-Minute Art Classes
Various artists
15-Minute Art Classes

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue


Have you always wanted to make art but couldn’t find the time? Here are a dozen opportunities to learn from MCAD artists in 15 minutes or less.

Presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Roman Verostko
The Magic Hand of Chance
Roman Verostko
The Magic Hand of Chance

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2501 Stevens Avenue, North entrance wall, main building


The Magic Hand of Chance, a pioneering work by Roman Verostko, presents a nostalgic display of early “computer art” created in 1982. Witness the endless algorithmic possibilities!

Presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design
vidtiger
FUTUREKAVE

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2400 Third Avenue S


Sculpt the future in FUTUREKAVE, a participatory 3D game that puts you on the moon with the power to bring colorful life to a desolate world.

Presented by vidtiger, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Vine Arts Center members
Night Lights
Vine Arts Center members
Night Lights

9:01 pm—12 midnight
Vine Arts Center
2637 27th Avenue S


Indoor and outdoor art experiences with film projections, a day-glow painting, and a few surprises mix with a gallery exhibition by member artists.

Presented by Vine Arts Center
Kawandeep Virdee of New American Public Art
CELLULAR
Kawandeep Virdee of New American Public Art
CELLULAR

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall


CELLULAR is a collaborative projection: we create an energetic display with our phones, encouraging movement, play, and dance.

Presented by The Eyeo Festival and Minnesota Orchestra
Stephen Vitiello and Michael J. Schumacher
The Audible Edge
Stephen Vitiello and Michael J. Schumacher
The Audible Edge

9:01 pm—12 midnight
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
405 21st Avenue South


The Audible Edge explores intersections of architecture and sound. The exhibition is open until midnight, with special events for Northern Spark visitors.

Presented by Katherine E. Nash Gallery
Asia Ward
Electric Hopscotch
Asia Ward
Electric Hopscotch

9:01 pm—5:26 am
Convention Center Plaza
1301 S Second Avenue


Electric Hopscotch is a glowing electronic twist on the classic jump and skip game.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Christopher Williams and Andrew Foreman
All Night In C
Christopher Williams and Andrew Foreman
All Night In C

9:01 pm—5:26 am
W River Parkway
under the Hennepin Avenue bridge


An all-night performance of Terry Riley’s minimalist piece In C.

Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Zeitgeist, Jin Hi Kim and Douglas Ewart
Night Mirrors
Zeitgeist, Jin Hi Kim and Douglas Ewart
Night Mirrors

11 pm—12 midnight
Convention Center Plaza
1301 S Second Avenue


Zeitgeist and komungo master Jin Hi Kim present an improvisational performance celebrating night.

Presented by Zeitgeist


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