Northern Lights.mn is a roving, collaborative, interactive media-oriented arts agency from the Twin Cities for the world. It presents innovative art in the public sphere, both physical and virtual, focusing on artists creatively using technology, both old and new, to engender new relations between audience and artwork and more broadly between citizenry and their built environment.

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Luftwerk: INsite

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Luftwerk, INsite test, 2012.
Photo: Kate Joyce

From October 17-20, 2014 the critically-acclaimed artist duo of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, known as Luftwerk, will bring INsite, a temporary public art exhibition, to Farnsworth House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. More →


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Jim Campbell: 8 1/2 x 11

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8 1/2 x 11 by Jim Campbell

Jim Campbell’s new installation at St. Paul’s Union Depot, 8 1/2 x 11, commissioned by Northern Lights, is now up! More →


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Eyeo: INST-INT 2014

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INST-INT 2014: Exploring the Intersection of Art, Technology, and Interaction

September 25-27 in Minneapolis, INST-INT presents three days of lectures and workshops with renowned creators of interactive art and media-rich experiences. More →


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Knight Arts Challenge

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Northern Lights.mn is pleased to announce that we have been selected as one of 69 finalists in the Knight Arts Challenge. More →


As part of the Creative City Challenge’s summer-long programming, there are three themed activity days: Play Day, July 19; Discovery Day, August 16; and Maker Day, September 13.

Play Day

For Play Day, over a dozen artists performed and presented projects at the Minneapolis Convention Center Plaza for more than 750 people throughout the course of the day.

There are still a few spots open to present or perform at Discovery Day. Email creativecitychallenge@northern.lights.mn with your project and for more information. Artist stipends available.

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Survey Takers: Creative City Challenge Days

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Northern Lights.mn in coordination with the City of Minneapolis is hiring individuals for the following tasks:

Survey Seeker

Administer a short survey to the Creative City Challenge* attendees on July 19th at the Minneapolis Convention Center plaza.  The shift would include attending an hour long survey training followed by a three hour working session.  Must be friendly and willing to approach and speak with a diverse group of people.

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TV Takeover

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Northern Lights.mn is partnering with Twin Cities Public Television to host TV Takeover, an art-filled party, broadcast live on tpt on June 6th. The party will showcase Northern Spark artists and their projects in a showcase of past years’ projects and a sneak peek of what you’ll see at this year’s festival on June 14th. Purchase your tickets here. More →


Northern Lights.mn is pleased to announce that the Creative City Challenge has received a Greening Award from the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District. The Greening Public Realm Awards recognize projects that create and maintain public green spaces that help to enhance the vibrancy of Downtown Minneapolis. More →


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Art(ists) on the Verge, 2010: The Inside and the Outside

by Ann Klefstad
Art(ists) on the Verge is the second iteration of a fellowship program run by Northern Lights.mn with the support of the Jerome Foundation. Five artists who do interesting things with new media technology were chosen by a jury to create new works, four of which then were exhibited side by side with artists chosen to represent the visual side of the Spark Festival of electronic music and arts.
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Krista Kelley Walsh, Public Eye Action Krista Kelley Walsh, Public Eye Action Aniccha Arts, The Weather Vein Project, 2009 Aniccha Arts, The Weather Vein Project, 2009 Aniccha Arts, The Weather Vein Project, 2009 Aniccha Arts performing Cloud Turn excerpt Aniccha Arts performing Cloud Turn exceprt Christopher Baker, Murmur Study, 2009 Christopher Baker, Murmur Study, 2009 Christopher Baker, Murmur Study, 2009 Christopher Baker, HPVS (Human Phantom Vibration Syndrome) 2009 Christopher Baker, HPVS (Human Phantom Vibration Syndrome) 2009 Christopher Baker, HPVS (Human Phantom Vibration Syndrome) 2009 Installation view, Weisman Art Museum for Art(ists) on the Verge: 2008-2009 Northern Lights/Jerome Emerging Artists Commissions Avye Alexandres, Once, 2009 Avye Alexandres, Once, 2009 Avye Alexandres, Once, 2009 Avye Alexandres, Once, 2009 Avye Alexandres, Once, 2009 Kevin Obsatz, The Gate to the Enclosure, 2009 Kevin Obsatz, The Gate to the Enclosure, 2009 Kevin Obsatz, The Gate to the Enclosure, 2009 Andrea Steudel, Triquetera, 2009 Andrea Steudel, Triquetera, 2009 Andrea Steudel, Triquetera, 2009 Andrea Steudel, Triquetera, 2009 Andrea Steudel, Triquetera, 2009 Andrea Steudel, Triquetera, 2009 Andrea Steudel, Triquetera, 2009 Andrea Steudel, Triquetera, 2009

Art(ists) On the Verge at the Weisman Art Museum

Artists on the Verge 2008-2009 at the Weisman Art Museum features works or documentation of works made by the inaugural group of Art(ists) on the Verge fellows. Installations of all six commissions are included. Artists are Aniccha Arts (led by Pramila Vasudevan), Avye Alexandres, Christopher Baker, Kevin Obstatz, Andrea Steudel, and Krista Kelley Walsh.
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