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It was a lovely day in Powderhorn Park for the annual May Day Festival.  We lounged in the shade, passed out stickers and signed up people to volunteer for the festival.  Thanks to our steadfast crew (Ted, Shannon, Erik, Angie, Birdie, Isabel) who talked to hundreds of strangers about Northern Spark. See a few more […]

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Today feels like Christmas because 13 packages full of unbreakable LED lights arrived for THINK AND WONDER, WONDER AND THINK! That’s over 4,500 bulbs and sockets in addition to 100 plugs. In less than 30 days these LEDs will light up the Minneapolis sky.

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  As part of The Kuramoto Model (1000 Fireflies) we will be making interactive blinking LED devices available for $10 to bicyclists who attend Northern Spark 2012. The devices are outfitted with microcontrollers and radio units that allow them to mutually and observably synchronize with others, as do certain species of firefly. In isolation these […]

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  In celebration of the lead up to Norther Spark 2012 and the new iteration of Mobile Experiential Cinema: The Parade, artists Daniel Dean and Ben Moren will be doing a re-performance of the 2011 iteration of Mobile Experiential Cinema!   Join in to see the 2011 version, Mobile Experiential Cinema: Second Bridge Is Wider But […]

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We are looking for proactive individuals to work with Northern Spark staff and artists in the days and hours leading up to Northern Spark, during the overnight event, and the next morning for cleanup.

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Caly McMorrow’s Observation Tape Deck is a site-specific, interactive light and sound installation for the Foshay Tower’s observation deck.

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One of our Kickstarter rewards was a specia t-shirt designed by Design Director Matthew Rezac– awesome! Which version to you prefer?

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Northern Spark is a magical night that offers memories and connections that last throughout the year. It celebrates the Twin Cities and brings together people from various creative communities. Such was the case for Robin Schwartzman(2011 Volunteer Coordinator and 2012 Artist) and Tom Loftus(2011 Transportation Coordinator and 2012 PR and Social Media Director) who met while working […]

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TAW/WAT is coming along full swing. I spent the first half of April working with Randy Johnson of American Woodworker Magazine down at their shop in Eagan, MN. We used their ShopBot Buddy CNC Router to cut out all 56 pieces of MDF that it will take to create the 28 giant letters to spell […]


All arts. All people. All night. 

Explore the city in a new light.

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