January – Art Sled Rally
Ninth Annual Art Sled Rally No Fees! Family-Oriented!
TBA Are Winter’s short days too much for you? Get outside and come to the Art Sled Rally!
The Annual Art Sled Rally, a fun-filled spectacle in Powderhorn Park produced by the South Sixteenth Hijinks. All ages can work with a cadre of artists to make and adapt sleds and sled-like art objects. Bundle up and enjoy the amazingly creative crafts and clever emcees at this popular event. South Sixteenth High Jinks is a group of artists and neighborhood residents seeking to enrich the spirit of community life in Powderhorn through free public events with a focus on artistic expression and out-of-the-ordinary spectacle. The winter-fantasy-art-sport of the year! Create your own contraption to slide amongst a throng of cheering spectators or bundle up and cheer on the insane creations with a group of friends or family. Microphone commanders this year are Pablo Jones, Leigh Combs, and Julian McFaul. An art sled is defined as anything built to slide down a snowy slope in the most ingenious, outrageous or artistic way: Double-deck sleds, outrigger sleds, monster sleds, sleds shaped like beasts or vehicles, sleds with built-in special effects, dinner party sleds, winged sleds, snake-linked sleds, sleds that hop, jump or go uphill; rampant creativity is encouraged! (sled not including riders: 150 lb. weight limit.) Bring a helmet and sign a waiver online at artsledrally.com! Brought to you by South Sixteenth Hijinks, Adventures in Cardboard, Minneapolis Parks & Recreation, and the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association. The Art Sled Rally is made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council with an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature and from the Arts and Cultural heritage Fund. This activity is also made possible from sponsorships from generous local neighborhood businesses, a current list of which can viewed online at artsledrally.com