Northern Spark announces full lineup for 2014

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Patrick Kelley
On June 14, Northern Spark will return to Minneapolis for an all-night celebration featuring performances, pop-up art installations, interactive art pieces, community activities, dance parties, and more until the wee hours of Sunday morning. The festival has already set a date and launched a Kickstarter campaign, but this morning event organizers announced the complete artist/event schedule, so you can plan your all-nighter to the minute. It looks to be pretty exciting.

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Highlights include the return of yarn bomber/visual artist HOTTEA. After making waves in New York for his colorful piece, Rituals, which spanned the Williamsburg bridge, he'll be returning to the Twin Cities to create his most ambitious work to date. According to the press release, the work, titled La Maroma, will feature a "100-foot span of yarn hanging underneath the Third Avenue Bridge."

Chicago video artist Jefferson Pinder will also be in town to create a film based on local Somali-Americans long-distance runners, Luftwerk will turn the concrete columns of 20 Washington Square into a colorful forest, and Balancing Ground will invite guests to create art while teeter-tottering in downtown Minneapolis.

In total, there will be over 125 projects by over 250 artists on June 14. The event will kick off with a ceremony and party at the Minneapolis Convention Center featuring emcee Mark Wheat, Mayor Betsy Hodges, Mu Daiko, and GRRRL PRTY at 8:30 p.m.

For the complete list of happenings, visit the events official site.

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City Pages Minneapolis
City Pages Minneapolis

According to the Northern Spark site, things are happening rain or shine. But yeah, the weather might make things rough for people. :(

jessesomething
jessesomething

Glad they are back in Minneapolis this year. Last year in St. Paul was just awkward and cramped, there was a few cools things to see though.

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