The Art Shanties Projects is an Icy Outdoor Community Fair

By: Meghan Young - Feb 27, 2014
References: artshanties & beautifuldecay
Ice fishing huts are small practical shelters that shield people from harsh weather as they while away the time trying to hook, line and sinker hungry fish in the dead of winter. They are not what people would deem artistic abodes. The Art Shanties Projects begs to differ. It is an outdoor community fair that introduces a slew of visually striking huts that explore "ways in which relatively unregulated public spaces can be used as new and challenging artistic environments to expand notions of what art can be," as its mission statement reads.

Taking place in Minnesota, the Art Shanties Projects has been in place since 2006. It is set up every other year to protect the water quality and natural wildlife after the ice’s thaw.