Northern Spark

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Private Event
All Day Event

The winner of the Creative City Challenge will be unveiled and featured at the Northern Spark festival on June 14, 2014.

Northern Spark is the premier dusk-to-dawn public arts festival in Minnesota, expected to draw a crowd of 50,000 passionate attendees. The opening ceremonies will be held at the MCC Plaza with an address by the Mayor of Minneapolis, featured performances, and the unveiling of the 2014 CCC installation.

List of projects on the MCC Plaza:

Amanda Lovelee, Christopher Field, Kyle Waites, and Sarah West, Balancing Ground


MC Mark Wheat, Mayor Betsy Hodges, Creative City Challenge: Lovelee/Field/Waites/West, Music by Mu Daiko


Northern Spark projects on MCC Plaza sponsored by the City of Minneapolis

These projects are sponsored by the Minneapolis Convention Center and the Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy Program of the City of Minneapolis in collaboration with Northern

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Erin Lavelle and Anthony Chapin, Nighttime Post

  • Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza, Midtown Greenway, West River Parkway
  • Nighttime Post illuminates the bond between strangers, hand-delivering messages from citizen to random citizen. Find an outpost and send a card!

MakeSh!t, Public Acts of Drawing

Monkey with a Mustache, MysteryPhone: Art of Darkness

Asia Ward, Electric Hopscotch


Northern Spark projects on the MCC Plaza presented by other partners 

Andy Hall, Outdoor Activity for George Kubler

  • 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

Riley Harrison, Lighting up the City with Dreams

David Luke, Upstream Animated

Jes Rosenberg and Nan Arundel, Midnight Sparkler Yoga Event

Zeitgeist and Jin Hi Kim, Night Mirrors

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