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Neat-o Outdoor Art Exhibitions Inspired by Ice Fishing Houses

If there is one thing we love here at theMET, it's outdoor art exhibitions. Throw in some freezing temperatures and some old school board games and now you have something even better, an awesome experience. The Art Shanty project is a six-week exhibition of performance, architecture, science, art, video, literature, survivalism and karaoke inspired by traditional ice fishing houses. Held on the Medicine Lake in beautiful Plymouth, Minnesota, this event challenges artists to create outside of their studio-to-gallery environment to make art accessible and engaging to the bundled up, general public. The citizenry of Mt. Holly experienced the Art Shanty Projects for the first time last year and we were so inspired, that they submitted our own shanty idea this year; 5 giant, Oldenburg-esque dice stocked with dice, cards, and board games. They call them The dICEHOUSES Shanty. They reintroduce families, friends and strangers to to the conversation, warmth, and closeness fostered by the cadence of table games.

The Ped Pex Power Pod relies on visitor's energy and stamina to pedal their way to a cup of hot coffee, tea or cocoa. A social sculpture and experiment in green energy, they are creating bicycle generators and are hoping you, their guests, will have enough pedal power to provide hot drinks for all. They ask visitors to bring a cup or thermos. Although they will have in house mugs, no foam or paper cups will be distributed. Bring your book club or coffee clutch and generate some heat!

Take a ride in an ArtCar Taxi from the parking lot of Medicine Lake out to the Art Shanty's every Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm. Book a scenic tour of Medicine Lake after you enjoy hot food and beverages from the ArtCar Taxi Shanty. Now till February 14, 2009. ASP is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 4pm, through February 14. See website for more details More Outdoor Art Exhibitions: HBO's Voyeur Chandelier Trees That Sparkle In the Night Alice Shouldn't Have Followed The Rabbit David Byrne-Designed Bike Racks in NYC Cityscope – An Urban Kaleidoscope: Cologne, Germany (8 photos) Check Out theMET Homepage

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