Minneapolis, MN – Today, an unusually warm and rainy Saturday in late January, South Minneapolis’s own Powderhorn Park hosted hundreds of community members who both participated in and watched the 9th Annual Art Sled Rally.
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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!
In case you missed this roughly 2-hr event in South Minneapolis, or couldn’t be there, Unicorn Riot was livestreaming.
Full Recording below: