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Be certain to get your Kuramoto Model bike light by supporting David Rueter’s Kickstarter campaign for Northern Spark and join us on a midnight ride of synchronized light across the Stone Arch Bridge.

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Imagine riding your bike through the darkened streets of Minneapolis on a warm summer night and coming upon another cyclist with a red blinking light. Alright, that isn’t hard to envision—most cyclists have flashing tail lights. But imagine that upon approaching said bicycle, your light and its light begin to blink in unison. Now picture […]

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According to Robin Schwartzman, it will take 4,510 LED bulbs to light all the letters of THINK AND WONDER, WONDER AND THINK across both sides of the Stone Arch Bridge. But the plus side? You will be able to see them from everywhere! She is 87% to her goal. Help push her over the edge.  

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We are thrilled to share that The Guthrie’s Endless Bridge will be open until 11pm tomorrow! If you’ve been up to the Endless Bridge before, you know it offers the perfect view of the Stone Arch Bridge – so be sure to wander up there and take in the scene from above! This would be […]

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Northern is thrilled to be teaming up with the Minnesota chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and Sustology on a new project at the Stone Arch Bridge, which will be launched at Northern Spark and feature Wil Natzel’s installation Night Blooms.

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Saturday June 2 was the launch of the Northern Spark Festival. We talked with Northern Spark’s Artistic Director Steve Dietz during the launch party and cerimonial lighting of the Stone Arch Bridge. Check for more events leading up to the festival night on June 9th! Video by Tricia Towey & Allison Osberg Sunrise to […]

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For the past several months the staff of Northern Spark have held our weekly meetings at the Works Progress office above Roberts Shoes on the corner of Lake and Chicago.  Last Thursday was our final meeting there, since we move into our week-of-festival tactical headquarters at the Soap Factory on Sunday. For weeks now I’ve […]

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With the festival being less than three weeks away, it is time to start thinking about your agenda for the night of! I am in the process of compiling a list of places to visit on June 9th to best see some of our incredible projects. First on the list is Robin Schwartzman’s THINK AND […]


As you may already know, David Rueter’s project The Kuramoto Model (1000 Fireflies) will culminate in a midnight ride across the Stone Arch Bridge. Rueter has crafted 1000 synchronizing LED bike lights that will be distributed to Northern Spark visitors Saturday night at various information tents. Everyone who gets one of these lights is invited […]

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