Northern Spark is a free all-night art festival exploring the effects of climate change through participatory projects happening in neighborhoods along Metro Transit’s Green Line.
From sunset on June 10 to sunrise on June 11, Northern Spark illuminated and drew audiences to neighborhoods and public spaces all along the METRO Green Line, connecting Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Attendees experienced the largest Northern Spark yet, with nearly 70 art projects organized around neighborhood nodes: Cedar Riverside/West Bank, Weisman Art Museum/East Bank, Little Africa/Snelling Ave, Rondo/Lexington Ave, and Little Mekong/ Western Ave. In downtown Minneapolis the festival moved from its usual river location to The Commons, the new green space at Portland and 5th, and culminated in Saint Paul at Union Depot, the METRO Green Line terminus in Lowertown.
Video: Hamil Griffin-Cassidy and Ryan Stopera, Ubuntu Media Productions