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Fire and Ice: A Winter Flamenco Odyssey

  • White Bear Lake County Park White Bear Lake White Bear Lake, MN USA (map)

In a juxtaposition of Southern Spain and Minnesota, this combination flamenco procession, performance, and sing along will bring color and warmth to the surface of a frozen lake at the Art Shanty On-Ice Program. The Art Shanty On-Ice Program is a winter tradition in the arts! It features creative Ice Shanties (think artsy ice-fishing shacks) and lively performances on the frozen surface of White Bear Lake. For 10 years, Art Shanty Projects has turned a frozen lake surface into an interactive, artist-driven temporary community that expands notions of art and artist through a month-long festival.

The Coro Flamenco Street Choir will process around the art shanties on the ice and ultimately gather around the bonfire to sing and dance to traditional flamenco songs. Visitors are invited to join the procession and/or meet up at the bonfire to join in the fun by doing palmas (rhythmic hand clapping), playing rhythm instruments, and singing along.

The Art Shanty On-Ice Program will be located approximately 1500 ft offshore, on the frozen surface of White Bear Lake. Access is via the boat ramp in White Bear Lake County Park. Get Driving Directions.

We strongly encourage visitors to dress for cold weather and snow: boots, snow pants, coat, hats, mittens, scarf, etc. to ensure an enjoyable experience.


See more information about the Art Shanty On-Ice Program.