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Amber Ginsburg and Joseph Madrigal
FLO(we){u}R
Soap Factory
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Pick up a FLO(we){u}R seed-shaker bomb and visit this performative installation that turns The Soap Factory into a WWI dummy bomb factory.

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514 Second Street SE
Minneapolis

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Ai Minnesota Students
Student Spark
Art Institutes International Minnesota
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Ai Minnesota’s sidewalk & parking lot become the gallery for interactive digital artwork and animations by Ai students and faculty.

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15 S Ninth Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by Art Institutes International Minnesota
Ta-coumba Aiken and the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center
Celebration of Life, Energy and Power: Views of Our World
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Ten youth from the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center investigate and address how elements such as wind and solar power affect the environment.

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420 SE Main Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by Science Museum of Minnesota
Christopher Alday and Kate Thomas
Spark in the Park
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Spark in the Park: Make a zine under the glowing “think” sign, and partake in luminescent games under the “wonder” sign. The two collide in a dance party on the hour.

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2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design
American Swedish Institute
Glow & Go
American Swedish Institute
8:58 pm – 1 am

Yarn-bomb your bike (or yourself) until you glow, or make your own luminary! Enjoy a Swedish-style hot dog and luminous live music by the Eclectic Ensemble, and off you go . . .

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2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by American Swedish Institute
Aniccha Arts
In Habit: Living Patterns
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Featuring dance performance in an immersive electronic music and video environment, In Habit: Living Patterns explores the collectively learned habits we practice in our everyday lives.

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104 River Place
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Tim Armato and Brian Rowe
Pix-aural Sensorium
Art Institutes International Minnesota
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Ai Minnesota instructor and digital artist, Tim Armato, and UX Designer and musician, Brian Rowe create a continuously evolving photo and sound stream.

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15 S Ninth Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by Art Institutes International Minnesota
Art of This
NOT TO SCALE
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

NOT TO SCALE is a performative large-scale installation that will happen during the course of the night. We invite viewers to look up and marvel at our message to the night sky.

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333 SE Main Street
Minneapolis

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ARTCRANK & LOCUS Architecture
Treadprint Posters
Midtown Greenway
6 pm – 9:30 pm

Bring your bike to make your own Treadprint poster to take home or hang in our outdoor gallery.

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Greenway at Elliot Avenue, near the Midtown Bike Center
Minneapolis

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Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Christine Baeumler
Reconstituting the Landscape: A Tamarack Rooftop Restoration
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Discover an endangered landscape that challenges conventional green roof design and be awed by a spectral tamarack forest projection.

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2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Molly Balcom Raleigh
FEED/FEED
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Real-time video connects festival-goers in Minneapolis to neighbors in St Paul as they dine together through our commensal portal.

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420 SE Main Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn and Forecast Public Art
Bridget Beck and Carissa Samaniego
GLOWaBOUT
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

GLOWaBOUT combines the spirit of nostalgic neighborhood games and the Indian Holi Festival to create a wild event that glows, sparkles and excites!!

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2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Jackie Beckey
Psychedelic Art Parade
Stone Arch Bridge
9:20 pm – 9:45 pm

This illuminated parade, with a 40-piece marching band, will transform the Stone Arch Bridge into a psychedelic art corridor with LEDs and black lights.

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98 Sixth Avenue SE
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
The Bell Museum
Capturing the Night
Weisman Art Museum
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Join the Bell Museum of Natural History as we capture the night with sound, light, and art; learn stories of the stars; and call in the creatures of the night.

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333 E River Parkway
Minneapolis

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Presented by The Bell Museum of Natural History
The Bell Museum
Capturing Insects
Weisman Art Museum
8:58 pm – 12 am

Join the Bell Museum of Natural History as we capture the night using sound, light and art; learning stories of the stars and calling in the creatures of the night.

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333 E River Parkway
Minneapolis

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Presented by The Bell Museum of Natural History
The Bell Museum
Sketching the Night
Weisman Art Museum
8:58 pm – 12 am

Help us catalog this amazing diversity of flying, crawling and jumping life through the art of sketching.

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333 E River Parkway
Minneapolis

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Presented by The Bell Museum of Natural History
The Bell Museum
Bat Detection
Weisman Art Museum
8:58 pm – 12 am

Use a bat detector to hear the ultrasonic sounds a bat makes converted into a symphony of clicks and whirrs audible to human ears.

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333 E River Parkway
Minneapolis

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Presented by The Bell Museum of Natural History
The Bell Museum
Soar through the Universe
Weisman Art Museum
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Take an interactive tour of the latest Earth and space science discoveries! We begin at the Earth and travel 13.7 billion years back in time to the limit of what astronomers can detect, and will visit any astronomical object you would like to see along the way.

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333 E River Parkway
Minneapolis

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Presented by The Bell Museum of Natural History
The Bell Museum
Between Earth and Sky: Indigenous Star Lessons from Turtle Island
Weisman Art Museum
9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Dakota science educator Jim Rock will take us on a comprehensive journey of the night sky as the indigenous people of Minnesota see and understand it.

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333 E River Parkway
Minneapolis

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Presented by The Bell Museum of Natural History
Kermit Boyum, Matt Nupen
Shanty of Wonder
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Celebrating all that makes ice fishing a wonderful Minnesota pastime.

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Main Street between Third and Sixth
Minneapolis

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Presented by Art Shanty Projects
Brave New Workshop
Late Night Improv
Brave New Workshop
10 pm – 11 pm

A special free performance of the Brave New Workshop’s legendary late night improv. Hilarious unscripted comedy in swanky new downtown digs!

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824 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis

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Presented by Brave New Workshop
Jim Campbell
Material World
Target Plaza
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Target’s South Tower lights up with a new project by Jim Campbell, creator of last year’s spectacular Scattered Light installation.

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1000 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Catalog Projects
Fire Works
Walker Art Center
8:58 pm – 3 am

Seven Minnesota artists will each sculpt a three-dimensional wooden object, which will be exhibited in the Cargill Lounge of the Walker Art Center and then liberated by sacrificial burning.

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1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Walker Art Center
Center for Spirituality and Healing
A Night of Arts and Healing
Weisman Art Museum
8:45 pm – 5:30 am

Experience the healing power of the arts—nature-based “retreats” with videography and guided imagery, drumming, movement mandalas, and more!

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333 E River Parkway
Minneapolis

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Presented by Center for Spirituality and Healing
CSA: Community Supported Art
CSA pick-up
Lunalux
8 pm – 11pm

Join Minnesota artists and patrons at one of this summer’s CSA pick-up sites.

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1618 Harmon Place
Minneapolis

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Presented by Springboard for the Arts, mnartists.org, and CSA: Community Supported Art
Dakota Combo Jazz Ensemble
Dakota Combo Jazz Ensemble
MacPhail Center for Music
10:30 pm – 12 am

MacPhail gives life-changing music learning experiences to people of all ages and backgrounds, connecting with our community through music instruction and performances.

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501 S Second Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by MacPhail Center for Music
Daniel Dean and Ben Moren
Mobile Experiential Cinema
Mobile
10 pm – 11 pm and 12 am – 1 am

Mobile Experiential Cinema is a multi-location projected cinematic experience with live performance, explored while biking, through the lens of the mystery genre.

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W River Parkway under Third Avenue Bridge
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Keetra Dean Dixon
Swing Hall, Swing All
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Swing Hall, Swing All: How do you like to go up in a swing? Up in the sky so dark? Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing you can do at Northern Spark!

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2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Dorothy Doring, Semiconductor Orchestra, Retro Spectacle, and Au NaturElle
Warm up the Greenway
Midtown Greenway
6 pm – 9 pm

Warm up the Greenway with a jazz concert, posters printed by bike, a 15-piece orchestra, and improvisational song, dance, and storytelling.

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Midtown Greenway near the Midtown Bike Center
Minneapolis

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Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Aaron Dysart
Celebrate
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Come celebrate nature as a majestic white oak is given the party it deserves. Rave aims to put the sparkle back in this king’s crown.

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2400 Third Avenue S
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Each, Rasmussen, Pederson, and Clark
The Dance Shanty
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Shed your layers at a rare off-ice appearance by the Dance Shanty, where we collectively blur, pop and lock the boundaries between artists and observers.

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Main Street between Third and Sixth
Minneapolis

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Presented by Art Shanty Projects
Mona El Khafif and Marcella del Signore
iLounge
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Public social space is permanently changing. iLounge offers a social stage to create a temporary community for a minute, an hour or an evening. iLounge is instant, interim and interactive.

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W River Parkway
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn and ZERO1
EXCO: Experimental Community Education of the Twin Cities
Sparkler Conversations
Midtown Greenway
9:30 pm – 12 am

Contribute your artistic skills to sparkler conversations! As you spell out words with a sparkler, we photograph your words and document the conversations throughout the night.

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Greenway near Lyndale Avenue, across from Vera’s Garden
Minneapolis

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Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul
MN Film Shorts
Main Street
8:58 pm – 2 am

See selections from the best of the MN-made shorts program at this year’s MSP International Film Festival at this late-night outdoor screening.

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125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by The Film Society of Minneapolis/Saint Paul
Four Seasons Dance Studio
Dancing in the Dark
Loring Alley
8:58 pm – 10 pm

Four Seasons Dance Studio jumpstarts the evening with swing dance demos at 9pm. A mix of styles to follow! Tap your toes and join us.

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between 1624 and 1612 Harmon Place
Minneapolis

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Presented by Four Seasons Dance Studio
Freewheel Bike
Bicycle Projections
Midtown Greenway
9:30 pm – 12 am

See lighted bike projections on the walls of the Midtown Bike Center. Presented by Freewheel Bike.

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Greenway at Freewheel Bike / Midtown Bike Center
Minneapolis

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Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Gallery13
SPARK3DS
Gallery13
7 pm – 2 am

Spark3DS an exhibition of printed Sculpture, desk top digital 3D Printers & mini symposium on 3D print tech: Jun. 9th-Jul.30th

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Address

811 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis

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Gamut Gallery
ARTifacts in the Gallery, Live CoLab in the Alley
Gamut Gallery
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Live painting, projections, sculptures, and sound animate this gallery debut and grand opening show.

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Address

1006 Marquette Avenue S
Minneapolis

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David Goldes and Jonathan Bruce Williams
THE Northern Spark
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Electricity’s essential beauty, mystery and significance will be reasserted by a spectacular large-scale kinetic spark sculpture and accompanying video installation.

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25 SE Main Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Highpoint Center for Printmaking and the Bakken Museum
Lake Street Luminary Promenade
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
6 pm – 11 pm

Join us for an electric spectacle of magnetic lightning bugs and hand-printed lanterns along a glowing Lake Street. Stick around for live music and wood-fired pizza!

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912 West Lake Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by Highpoint Center for Printmaking and The Bakken Museum
Honeywell, Jones, Heinlein, and Jones
The Shiny Shadow Show Shanty
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

A series of shadow shows is performed inside a beautiful gypsy Vardoo. The performers play inside while viewers enjoy shiny shadow imaginary from the outside.

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Main Street between Third and Sixth
Minneapolis

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Presented by Art Shanty Projects
HOTTEA
letting go
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

HOTTEA (Eric Rieger) will create a beautifully elaborate yarn installation in Target Park with collaborators and recycled materials.

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2400 Third Avenue S
Minneapolis

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Presented by Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Christopher Houltberg and Max Harper
Wonder/Think Project
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

The Wonder/Think Project offers a spontaneous glimpse into the lives of others by exploring what people worldwide are thinking about and wondering about right now.

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201 SE Main Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Ryan Hughes and Matt Reimers
Door to the River
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Door to the River: Enjoy a live sound/video performance that evolves and builds throughout the night. Cycling waves and rhythms overtake each other in this improvisational piece.

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2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Hyland, Peterson, and Peterson
The Letterpress Shanty
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Get published on an old-fashioned letterpress at Northern Spark! Follow @shantyquarian for prompts & tag your tweets with #shantyQ.

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Main Street between Third and Sixth
Minneapolis

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Presented by Art Shanty Projects
ICE-Cycles
ICE-Cycles Bike Puppets
Midtown Greenway
8 pm – 10 pm

The ICE-Cycles Collective started at the Art Shanty Projects in 2012. These cyclists will roam the Greenway and other Northern Spark events promoting the bike as the ultimate form of year-round transportation and personal expression.

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Greenway at Tenth Avenue and other locations
Minneapolis

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Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Illuminated Art Bikes
Night Bikes
Midtown Greenway
8:58 pm - 9:30 am

Illuminated art bikes will gather for a parade and performance across Sabo Bridge.

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Near the Sabo Bridge (Hiawatha/Hwy 55)
Minneapolis

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Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Star Spectacle on the Greenway
Midtown Greenway
10 pm – 10:30 pm

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre presents Star Spectacle, with music, dance, and masks.

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Greenway under the 15th Avenue bridge
Minneapolis

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Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Jack Brass Band
Jack Brass Band
Midtown Greenway
8:58 pm – 10 pm

Follow the Jack Brass Band—a New Orleans–style brass band—as it performs in three locations on the Greenway. Meet at 9 pm near the Midtown Bike Center.

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Greenway at Tenth Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Ben Johnson and Elizabeth Johnson
PixelTron150
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

PixelTron150 is a giant LED screen made of 150 oversized pixels, and hosts an original arcade game created for Northern Spark.

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420 SE Main Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Eunsu Kang
Shin’m Piñata
W Minneapolis – The Foshay
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Shin’m Piñata is an interactive audiovisual environment. Colorful candy forms your body shape, then explodes in response to your movement.

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821 Marquette Avenue S
Minneapolis

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Presented by W Minneapolis – The Foshay and Northern Lights.mn
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
Landscape of the Mind
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
8:58 pm – 12 am

Landscape of the Mind explores the relationships of landscape, imagination and experience in a variety of media.

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Address

405 21st Avenue S
Minneapolis

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Presented by University of Minnesota Department of Art
Keepers
The Owls Are Not What They Seem
Father Hennepin Park
8:58 pm – 12 am

A park pavilion transforms into the habitat for a school of squirmy critters—a place to dance and play with these imaginary nocturnal beings.

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420 SE Main Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Leslie Kelman
Night Walk
Mobile
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

I will travel through the festival zones on foot with a lantern, finishing at the river. I will lie down on my raft to rest, and my friends will convey me safely down the river.

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Mobile
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Kim, Dean, Moore, Reichert, and Stover
TönöSauna
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

TönöSauna is a mobile wood-burning sauna and new media platform with parametrically designed interiors where people can relax and learn.

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Main Street between Third and Sixth
Minneapolis

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Presented by Macalester College and Art Shanty Projects
Ellie Kingsbury
Greenway GoPro: Live Video Projection Project
Midtown Greenway
9:30 pm – 12 am

Bikers will visit Northern Spark projects along the Midtown Greenway with GoPro video cameras. Live video feeds will be projected on the Midtown Bike Center and nearby walls.

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Greenway at Tenth Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Rachel Knoll and Michael Selle
The Eye of the Walker
Walker Art Center
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Using the window of the Skyline Room as a screen, The Eye of the Walker watches over Minneapolis from dusk ’til dawn.

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1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Walker Art Center and Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers
Käthe Kollwitz
Käthe Kollwitz: Making Human
Weisman Art Museum
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

The Weisman Art Museum opens all its current exhibitions for the entire night. Take a flashlight tour with the Weisguides or visit your favorite masterpiece in the middle of the night. Free.

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333 E River Parkway
Minneapolis

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Presented by Weisman Art Museum
Helen Koo
Lighted Recycled T-shirt Rain
Father Hennepin Park
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Recycled T-shirts, a product of fast fashion, rain down on the viewer, highlighted by
LEDs and electroluminescence.

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420 SE Main Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by Science Museum of Minnesota
Ethan Kruszka
It was the burden that made us great and the part that caused us to stumble again: (the greatest).
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

An attraction unlike any other*. The Greatest examines the idea of the spectacle before the spectacle and the strangely compelling social role that anticipation plays in adding gas to the fire of wonder.

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420 SE Main Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by Science Museum of Minnesota
Nathan Lewis
Where the Chill Came From
Walker Art Center
12 midnight – 1 am

Join us to hear local stories of the strange and unexplained, as well as share your own. Be careful though, once you find out what’s in your neighborhood you may not want to return home until morning!

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1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Walker Art Center
Lunalux
Letterpress Lock-In
Lunalux
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Letterpress artists printing wood-type posters—a new design each hour! Visitors can submit poster ideas & take a free limited-edition print.

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1618 Harmon Place
Minneapolis

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MCAD Alumni
About Change: MCAD Alumni and Acts of Transformation
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Learn how a dozen artists, designers, and entrepreneurs, all MCAD alumni, have transformed the cultural landscape in Minnesota and beyond.

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2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Lauren McCarthy and David Wicks
Bumps in the Night
Mill City Silos
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

A realtime portrait of the night, Bump reveals nocturnal narratives shaped by people’s stories and the changing environment of the city.

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Address

103 Portland Avenue S
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn and Eyeo
Caly McMorrow
Observation Tape Deck
W Minneapolis – The Foshay
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Observation Tape Deck: listen to a collage of recorded messages at the top of the historic Foshay Tower, then leave your own behind for others.

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821 Marquette Avenue S
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn and W Minneapolis – The Foshay
Midtown Greenway Coalition
Light Up the Greenway
Midtown Greenway
8:58 pm – 12 am

Watch bikers participate in the Greenway Glow, a fundraiser for the Midtown Greenway Coalition. Bikers will compete to see who can get the most lights—and most creative lights—on their bikes. The ride will start soon after 9 pm.

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Various locations along the Midtown Greenway
Minneapolis

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Presented by Midtown Greenway
Minneapolis DID
Picturing Peace: PhotoVoice, 2012
Open Book
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

View youth perspectives on what makes a Community of Peace as told through their own photographs, installed on utility boxes throughout Downtown East.

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Pick up a walking tour map at Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Mpls DID and Mpls Dept. of Health and Family Support
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Northern Spark @ MIA
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

The MIA’s Target Wing is open all night! Come over & stroll through our galleries or just hang out under the stars in Target Park.

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2400 Third Avenue S
Minneapolis

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Presented by Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Mpls Parks Foundation, ASLA-MN, and Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District
Water Works Temporary
Mill Ruins Park
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

A convergence of art and design at the Water Works park site, including sculpture, a horticulture exhibit, and landscape lighting.

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103 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Minneapolis Parks Foundation, American Society of Landscape Architects MN, and Mpls DID and Mpls Dept. of Health and Family Support
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Explorations on Non-Intention
Open Book
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Inspired by John Cage’s aleatory experiments in musical, written, and visual composition, MCBA hosts a night of printmaking, sound installation, and performance.

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1011 Washington Avenue S #301
Minneapolis

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Presented by Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Patty Mitchell and Robert Lockheed
Palace of Wonder
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Patty Mitchell & Robert Lockheed work with community orgs & teen artists with contributions from across our cities. Bring your imagination!

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2400 Third Avenue S
Minneapolis

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Presented by Minneapolis Institute of Arts
mnartists.org
Drawing NIGHTclub
Walker Art Center
8:58 pm – 3 am

Drawing Club invites local artists and the public to grab a pencil and add contributions to an evolving pool of pieces over the course of the night.

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1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by mnartists.org and Walker Art Center
MNKINO
Short Films Inspired by the Word “TRAIL”
Midtown Greenway
10 pm – 12 am

Come join MNKINO for short videos inspired by the word “trail.” MNKINO is a monthly excuse for anyone to make a film and to meet others who like doing the same.

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Greenway near Lyndale Avenue and Bryant Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Mpls Photo Center
The Art of iPhone Slideshow Exhibit
Main Street
8:58 pm – 2 am

Exhibit your creative power and see images taken with your iPhone projected stories high on the Pillsbury Silos during the festival.

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450 SE Main Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by Mpls Photo Center
Michael Murnane
Under Ice
Pillsbury A Mill
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Using high resolution projectors, live multi layer playback technology and stage lighting, Michael will project massive images collected through the ice along with his visual thoughts.

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300 SE Main Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Wil Natzel
Night Blooms
Mill Ruins Park
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Some strange and beautiful flora bloom only at night, including these giant, intricate cardboard flowers that make you wonder if you’ve fallen down the rabbit hole.

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103 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Angela Olsen
AutoNocturnal
Weisman Art Museum
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

An interactive shadow show of miniature proportions on the walking bridge. Six tiny automatons inspired by creatures that thrive at night.

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Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis

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Presented by Weisman Art Museum
Open Eye Figure Theater
The Two Wheel Tour: A Parade of Oddities
Stone Arch Bridge
10 pm – 1 am

Watch out for the Two Wheel Tour, the cities smallest theatre trails behind Open Eye’s shiny tandem bicycle to present “A Parade of Oddities” which promises to light up the night with miniature spectacle.

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Address

98 Sixth Avenue SE
Minneapolis

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Presented by Open Eye Figure Theater
Paper Darts and the Loft Literary Center
Captured Dreams
Open Book
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Paper Darts and the Loft invite you to forget for one playful night what makes dreams unreal.

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1011 Washington Avenue S #301
Minneapolis

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Margaret Pezalla-Granlund
Extramundane
Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

An exhibit & salon by Margaret Pezalla exploring the potential of modeling speculative landscapes: places beyond what we can see: the extramundane.

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901 Hennepin Avenue
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Presented by Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers
Margaret Pezalla-Granlund
Journey to the Surface of Mars
Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers
10:30 pm and 1:30 am

Join artist Margaret Pezalla-Granlund for a visual journey to the surface of Mars, guided by the photographs, drawings, and writings of Earl C. Slipher.

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901 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers
PUNY Entertainment
Sleepers Awake
Mill Ruins Park
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Inspired by tall tales of ghostly creatures inhabiting the Stone Arch Bridge, Sleepers Awake transforms a crumbling arch into the lair of one of these luminescent beings.

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103 Portland Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn and PUNY
Janaki Ranpura
The Peloton
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

The Peloton uses audience-generated pedal power to run lights and moving set for a show. A changing soundscape gives the feeling of a group ride.

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420 SE Main Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn and Forecast Public Art
Raptor Center
All About Owls
Weisman Art Museum
10 pm – 10:50 pm

Visit with owls and other raptors outside the museum with trained educators.

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333 E River Parkway
Minneapolis

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Raptor Center
Raptor Meet-and-Greet
Weisman Art Museum
11:10 pm – 12:10 am

Visit with owls and other raptors outside the museum with trained educators.

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333 E River Parkway
Minneapolis

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Presented by Weisman Art Museum
Tamsie Ringler
Car Dreams
Lunalux
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Car Dreams explores the car as an intermediary between realms: parked on a street, its windows show videos of landscapes and lives affected by our dependence on oil.

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1618 Harmon Place
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn and Forecast Public Art
Roff, Beck, Briden, Samuel, and Isaacs
Sit and Spin Shanty
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Sit ’n’ Spin Shanty encourages groups to work together to make a giant pod spin from the inside out. Side effects include laughter and nausea.

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Main Street between Third and Sixth
Minneapolis

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Presented by Art Shanty Projects
Rosenblum, Gramm, Rivenburgh, Kutvirt, O'Hare, and Valelly
Capitol HILL Shanty
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Capitol HILL: an absurd and engaging take on government with twin transparent domes, mustaches, spontaneous departments, and Mad-Lib speeches.

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Main Street between Third and Sixth
Minneapolis

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Presented by Art Shanty Projects
David Rueter
The Kuramoto Model (1000 Fireflies)
Mobile
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

1000 festival-going cyclists are given blinking red safety lights that synchronize with each other like fireflies.

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Mobile
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Scott Sayre and Vanessa Voskuil
Midnight Padhandling
Walker Art Center
1 am – 1:20 am

20 performers will gather to tell an animated story through movement and visual transitions by manipulating an Apple iPad. Accompanied by an acoustic sound score.

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1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Walker Art Center
Jenny Schmid, Drew Anderson, and MAW
nightdemons
Weisman Art Museum
12 am – 1 am

A micro-projection event on the walking bridge featuring tiny demons and other nocturnal beasts that plague your subconscious during the night hours.

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Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis

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Presented by Weisman Art Museum
Schroeter, Schoen, Everine, Stramer, Ogren, Baumann, Rhyner, Miller, and Blomgren
Thee Sashay Shantay
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Transform yourself in a surreal Victorian fashion attic. Thee @_SashayShantay is a fantastic den of treasure hunting and fashion exploration!

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Main Street between 3rd and 6th
Minneapolis

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Presented by Art Shanty Projects
Robin Schwartzman
THINK AND WONDER, WONDER AND THINK
Stone Arch Bridge
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

This says it all about the night of Northern Spark, and Robin says it bridge-size, to be seen and pondered from miles around.

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98 Sixth Avenue SE
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Miriam Simun and Dan Scofield
21%
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

21% is an interactive sound installation that invites visitors to influence a sound collage in collaboration with the trees of Target Park.

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2400 Third Avenue S
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Mona Smith
Cloudy Waters: Dakota Reflections on the River
Mill City Museum
8:58 pm – 12 am

Experience the Mississippi River from the perspective of the Dakota, with sounds of nature interwoven with Dakota voices, accompanied by video projections.

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Mill City Museum at W River Parkway
Minneapolis

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Presented by Mill City Museum
Colin Snow and Natural Step Tai Chi
Tai Chi: Movements for Well Being
Open Book
5:15 am – 5:45 am

An invitation to participate in simple meditative Tai Chi movements to “greet the day.”

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1011 Washington Avenue S #301
Minneapolis

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Soap Factory
Ten Second Film Festival
Main Street
10 pm – 12:30 am

See you at the 8th annual Ten Second Film Festival with our hosts @MPLSTV.

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410 SE Main Street
Minneapolis

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Soap Factory
Hedge Magic, with projects by Jess Hirsch and David Hamlow
Soap Factory
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

See Hedge Magic and experience Jess Hirsch’s tent revival with tarot readings, exorcisms, and sound, and help David Hamlow build a room-sized cardboard structure.

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514 Second Street SE
Minneapolis

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Eve Sussman and Rufus Corporation
whiteonwhite: algorithmicnoir
Walker Art Center
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

In this video, a computer dubbed “The Serendipity Machine” continuously shuffles 3,000 shots, 80 voice-overs, and 150 pieces of music, creating an ever-changing story. Artist’s Cinema is made possible by generous support from Elizabeth Redleaf.

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1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Walker Art Center
Transdiaspora Project
Dream Lab and Greenway Glow Party
Intermedia Arts
8:58 pm – 12 am

Start off the night with food and drink by Bryant Lake Bowl and music in our gallery. Check out our current exhibit Unlanded Margins and party with Greenway Glow riders.

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2822 Lyndale Avenue S
Minneapolis

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Presented by Intermedia Arts and Midtown Greenway
Trylon microcinema and the Poor Nobodys
The Black Pirate
Midtown Greenway
9:30 pm – 1 am

Take-Up Productions presents the silent classic The Black Pirate accompanied by a haunting soundtrack composed and performed by The Poor Nobodys and recorded during a live performance at the Trylon microcinema. 

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Greenway at Tenth Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Karl Unnasch
The Birdhouse: A Guild-of-One Art Extrusion
Weisman Art Museum
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Peek into a giant birdhouse and watch an artist at work. Barter for an original artwork at this unique trading post.

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333 East River Parkway
Minneapolis

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Presented by Soo Visual Arts Center and Weisman Art Museum
Vine Arts Center
Vine Arts Center 2012 Spring Member Show
Vine Arts Center
6 pm – 12 am

Vine Arts Center opens its 2012 Spring Member Show and features the light work of Light the Underground on the Midtown Greenway.

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2637 27th Avenue S
Minneapolis

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Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition and Vine Arts Center
Vanessa Voskuil
SHIFT
Barker Center for Dance
10:00 pm – 12:30 am

SHIFT explores how the intentions and actions of each individual contribute to a sustainable, ever evolving community.

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500 21st Avenue S
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Walker Art Center & Rain Taxi Review of Books
Acoustic Campfire & Bedtime Stories
Walker Art Center
8:58 pm – 3 am

Local musicians gather for a series of intimate concerts around a campfire at Open Field. From 2–3 am, local writers, comedians, and storytellers join in to exchange tales under the moonlight.

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1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Walker Art Center and Rain Taxi Review of Books
Walker Art Center
Northern Spark @ Open Field
Walker Art Center
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Artist interventions and activities plus select galleries are open all night with special one-night-only installations of artworks from the collection.

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1750 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Walker Art Center
Asia Ward
Body Pong
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Throw your body into this game of Pong: using your silhouette instead of paddles in this interactive projection, you experience the game like never before.

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420 SE Main Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by Science Museum of Minnesota
Weisman Art Museum
Night Vision Tours: All Will Be Illuminated
Weisman Art Museum
12 am – 1 am

Join the Weisguides for these interactive tours, and be prepared to engage all your senses. View art in a new way, with only a flashlight as your guide.

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333 E River Parkway
Minneapolis

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Weisman Art Museum
Don’t Wake the Neighbors Concert
Weisman Art Museum
2 am – 4:30 am

Gear up for the morning hours with caffeinated beverages and high-energy unplugged live music from Sleeping in the Aviary and Buffalo Moon.

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333 E River Parkway
Minneapolis

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Presented by Weisman Art Museum
Whittier Artists in Storefronts
Busk until Dawn
First and First’s Ice House Court
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

The very best acoustic, spoken word, and avant-garde street performances in the Romanesque-revival remains of the Metropolitan Theatre.

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2540 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Whittier Artists in Storefronts
Rosemary Williams
Mom’s Cookies
Main Street
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

“Mom’s Cookies” is a video projection of modern home cooking that commemorates St. Anthony Falls as the birthplace of packaged foods.

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413 SE Main Street
Minneapolis

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Presented by Northern Lights.mn
Diane Willow
tuning the sky
Weisman Art Museum
8:58 pm – 2 am

tuning the sky is a pop-in, illuminated cyclorama. Immerse yourself in a halo of atmospheric color that fills the horizon around your head.

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Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis

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Presented by Weisman Art Museum
Peng Wu, Matthew Szklarz, and Jack Pavlik
Midnight Mario
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Midnight Mario: Drop into the 8-bit world as you jump and your shadow breaks a coin brick. Leap the robotic jump rope and you become Mario’s stunt double.

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2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Peng Wu and Jack Pavlik
Light Fall
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Light Fall: Pass under a bouncing stream of glowing Superballs, then take a seat at the bicycle conveyor belt to control the flow in this hypnotic installation.

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2501 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis

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Presented by Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Liu Xuguang and Diane Willow
Yellow River @ Mississippi River :: seeking what a river carries
Weisman Art Museum
8:58 pm – 2 am

Beijing Film Academy + UMN students invite you to a quest for cultural meanings + histories of Yellow River + Mississippi River.

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Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis

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Presented by Weisman Art Museum
Tetsuya Yamada and Clive Murphy with U of M students
Pizza/Calliope
Weisman Art Museum
8:58 pm – 5:26 am

Artists and faculty Tetsuya Yamada and Clive Murphy present a mobile pizza-oven-calliope-projection unit.

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333 E River Parkway
Minneapolis

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Presented by Weisman Art Museum
Yonic Arts Collective
Yoga meditation – That Sweet Moon Language
Midtown Greenway
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for group yoga and meditation while the sun sets, followed by a play inspired by poets Rumi and Hafiz.

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Near crossing at 28th street and the Greenway
Minneapolis

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Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition
Jessica Zeglin
Cycle Saints Installation
Midtown Greenway
9:30 pm – 12 am

Stop and reflect at a whimsical, inspiring roadside shrine to imaginary animal saints that embody different aspects of cycling.

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Greenway at the 28th Street crossing
Minneapolis

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Presented by Midtown Greenway Coalition