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Northern Spark Festival
Saturday, June 9 - Sunday, June 10 | 9PM - Midnight

Northern Spark is an active celebration of the creativity of artists and the creative programming of cultural organizations. Join Intemedia Arts and the Midtown Greenway Coalition for late night fun to kick off the evening of festivities Lyn-Lake style with live music, drinks and snacks off the grill served up by Bryant Lake Bowl. 



Northern Spark: a nuit blanche

From the creative economy to the rise of the creative class to the creative city to “the MFA is the new MBA,” we are not lacking punditry about creativity. Northern Spark is an active celebration of the creativity of artists and the creative programming of cultural organizations. Last year, during the night of June 4, 2011, there were 50,000 visits to 100 projects by more than 200 artists in collaboration with 60 cultural organizations and sponsors at 34 venues in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Northern Spark was a one-night creative explosion. All this creativity and energy makes one “think and wonder, wonder and think,” in the inimitable words of Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss. What is it all about? For us, Northern Spark is about transformation. It is about seeing the Twin Cities in a new light. It’s about making the place where you live a place you want to be, not where you return after being inspired somewhere else. It is about the dynamic intersection of art and science and technology and engineering and design and urban planning and nature and culture. It is about the power of artists to make us think and wonder.