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  • Photo: Volunteers at Northern Spark 2017, Anna Min of Min Enterprises Photography, LLC. Our Volunteers Light Up the NIGHTS! Video: Volunteer for Northern Spark! from Northern Spark on Vimeo. Northern Spark relies on our volunteers to make the festival a success each year! Whether it’s your first time attending Northern Spark or a favorite summer tradition, volunteering with Northern Spark plugs you into a community that lasts year-round. “… This event always brings people together …
  •   Northern Lights.mn announces 5 different calls for funded art projects at Northern Spark 2018. Submission deadline for all Northern Spark proposals is February 5, 2018. See each call for links to the submission form. See Artist Opportunities for other opportunities with Northern Lights.mn Artworks in any medium at The Commons, Minneapolis Central Library or Nicollet MallNicollet Light WalkRoving/Mobile/Performative along Nicollet between 4th and 8th StreetsLittle Africa + Northern …
  • Northern Lights.mn announces a call for a tenth round of Art(ists) on the Verge commissions (AOV10), which will take place from March 2018 – April 2019. Art(ists) On the Verge is an intensive, mentor-based fellowship program for 5 Minnesota-based, emerging artists or artist groups working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture with a focus on network-based practices that are interactive and/or participatory. Links to past AOV programs and fellows’ work c…
  • Lann Briel posted a new Opportunity Creative City Challenge 2018
      CREATIVE CITY CHALLENGE SEEKS CREATIVE PROPOSALS FOR 2018 AT THE COMMONS FOR SECOND YEAR Sixth annual competition for Minnesota artists, architects and designers open until November 17, 2017 The annual City of Minneapolis Creative City Challenge competition will be sited at The Commons, the new 4.2 acre public green space and an anchor in the Downtown East area transformation for the second year. The Arts, Culture and the Creative EconomyProgram of the City of Minneapolis in collaboration…
  • September 29 & 30 8:00 - 10:30 pm, free and open to the public The 49-foot tall chamber of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam will become a canvas for experimental artworks during this two-part series.  In part 2, The Uncompromising Hand by Andrea Carlson engages Spirit Island, a limestone island and Dakota sacred site that was once in the Mississippi River near the current Lock and Dam. The lock wall will come alive with a hand drawn animation based on six photographs of the island fro…
  • September 15 & 16, 8-10:30 pm each night. The 49-foot tall chamber of Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam becomes a canvas for experimental artworks during this two-part series. Surface by artist Aaron Dysart kicks off the series, using years of handwritten data recorded by Army Corps of Engineers staff at the Lock as the basis for a light show. Daily pool heights and lockages will translate into shifting colors projected on atmospheric effects created in the lock chamber. The spectacle w…
  • Every year, Northern Spark relies on hundreds of volunteers to make the festival a success. Shifts are a short two to three hours, which means that you don’t have to miss out on the festival to help make it happen! Whether it’s your first time attending Northern Spark or a favorite summer tradition, volunteering with Northern Spark plugs you into a community that lasts year-round. What you need to know: Date : June 10th Location : One of seven Neighborhood Zones along the METRO Green Lin…
  • Emily Gastineau updated the Opportunity Volunteer Coordinator
    Illuminated Reef Collective, The Illuminated Reef, Northern Spark 2016. Photo: Max Haynes. Northern Spark is a one-night, all-night participatory arts festival that lights up the Twin Cities on the second Saturday of June. Now in it’s 7th year, Northern Spark – presented by Northern Lights.mn – will take place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 along the LRT Green Line spanning Downtown Minneapolis and Lowertown St. Paul. This will be the second and culminating year of Northern Spark’s climat…
  • Aniccha Arts, Census, West River Parkway, Northern Spark 2016. Photo: Dusty Hoskovec. Northern Spark is a one-night, all-night participatory arts festival that lights up the Twin Cities on the second Saturday of June. Now in it’s 7th year, Northern Spark – presented by Northern Lights.mn – will take place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 along the Metro Transit Light Rail Green Line spanning Downtown Minneapolis and Lowertown St. Paul. This will be the second and culminating year of Northern …
  • Photo: Dusty Hoskovec   Northern Spark is a one-night, all-night participatory arts festival that lights up the Twin Cities on the second Saturday of June. Now in it’s 7th year, Northern Spark – presented by Northern Lights.mn – will take place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 along the Metro Transit Light Rail Green Line spanning Downtown Minneapolis and Lowertown St. Paul. This will be the second and culminating year of Northern Spark’s climate change theme under the banner of Climate C…