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Northern Spark: Nuit Blanche 2011

It’s never too early to start thinking about Northern Spark 2012. From Northern Spark:

Northern Spark is a new Minnesota festival modeled on a nuit blanche or “white night” festival — a free, dusk to dawn participatory public art event in both Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Northern Lights and more than 60 partner organizations presented 100 installations and performances by more than 200 artists in over 34 locations throughout the Twin Cities for Northern Spark 2011.

Over 50,000 visits took place to one or more of the events during the arc of the evening — from the top of Minneapolis’ Foshay Tower to the banks of Harriet Island in Saint Paul.

Organized and presented by Northern (, a non-proft art agency that presents innovative art in the public sphere, the goal of Northern Spark is not to take over the night like a giant big top tent, but to join it.

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