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Listen to this interview with Gilberto Vazquez Valle to hear about what inspired his project, Who is that Masked Stranger?  

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The World is Rated X, by Jennifer Newsom Carruthers and Tom Carruthers, allows us to experience this already awesome festival from a different perspective. It brings in new perspectives regarding public space and where we position ourselves in our own respected arenas/daily lives. Come be stimulated by projections and see the city from an angle […]

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Introducing: [[Love Letters to Lowertown.]] A project created/conducted by Clarence White. Allow him to become your Cyrano, allow Lowertown to become your stage of/for love: in all the purest, deepest and most electrifying senses. (Eros, Philia, Storge and everything in-between). What was the inspiration behind this project?  Many years ago, I used to write a […]

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To continue our highlight of projects and majestic creations, it is necessary to acknowledge the mightiest of American waterways, the life and current of the Twin Cities: The Mississippi River. Ever present, this rushing force of water is stage to a very wonderful force of art: Ippississim Colin Kloecker, Shanai Matteson, Ady Olson What will […]

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At last year’s Northern Spark we were pleasantly surprised to see a lot of families with young children out and about at the festival. Lucky kids — they got to stay out way past bedtime.  This year we’ve made a few adjustments for family audiences, primarily a set of projects by the Minnesota Children’s Museum, […]

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  Welcome to the Secret City. This is not the same place you knew before entering this building. So begins an audio adventure of Secret City, a mobile, cell-phone based excursion combining elements of film, theater, and sound into a mysterious noir story that unfolds throughout Lowertown. Starting at the Valet window in the Carriage Way […]

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Are you looking forward to Northern Spark this year? Now is the time to show your support! We currently have over 100 backers and have raised over half of our $12,000 kickstarter goal — but we still have a ways to go! We need to reach this goal in order to complete the funding for […]

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The festival is officially two weeks away, and we are still seeking volunteers! Consider making a non-financial donation to the festival by volunteering 3 (or more!) hours of your time to one of these jobs: Information Desk Volunteers stationed at these locations around the festival are rock stars of information. The primary task of Information […]

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Join us the evening of June 1 at McNally Smith College of Music for an evening of short, rapid-fire presentations by several Northern Spark artists. Using a Pecha Kucha format each artist or team will introduce the project they are preparing for the festival. Representing a diversity of disciplines from architecture and design to music […]

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Have you started thinking about how you will get to Lowertown for the festival? We have all sorts of suggestions!

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