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Launch Party

TICKETS ON SALE NOW for the Northern Spark Launch Party: June 8th from 7pm-9pm at Union Depot

Thousands of people. Hundreds of artists. Wondrous art made from light, amazing temporary sculptures, once-in-a-lifetime performances. Friendly crowds, food trucks, and late night adventures. It’s your city as you’ve always known it, but for one night in June it becomes a magical place that shows you its secrets and possibilities through art. Enjoy Northern Spark in style by attending the 2013 Northern Spark Launch Party.

Northern Spark is designed for the whole community to enjoy together, bringing contemporary art out into the streets for all to see. The Northern Spark Launch Party, June 8th from 7pm-9pm, is the place to connect with other arts-interested people while you enjoy delicious food and sip a craft beer, glass of wine or signature cocktail. Under the Launch Party tent, you’ll be front and center for the Northern Spark Opening Ceremony with Mayor Chris Coleman and have a prime view for the kickoff performance by pop force Mayda.

After enjoying complimentary beverages and small bites from Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza, Señor Wong, FACES mears park, Downtowner Woodfire Grill, Lowertown Wine & Spirits, Flat Earth Brewing Co., 2 Gingers, and Joia All Natural Soda, you’ll be perfectly poised to see and experience the 80+ installations, projections and performances lining the streets of Lowertown and animating the Union Depot building and grounds all night.

Tickets to the Northern Spark Launch Party are $35 +$2.50 handling fee. Donors to Northern Spark receive a $5 per ticket discount on up to 4 tickets when they enter their discount code. You can purchase tickets for the Northern Spark Launch Party by visiting

The Launch party will take place on the grass under a lovely tent between the Historic Stair and the Amtrak Platform on the grounds of Union Depot. This space will only be accessible to the public for this one night before it is transformed into a working Amtrak line.

Parking: Launch Party guests will receive complimentary parking in lots B & C at the Union Depot. You will receive a parking validation ticket when you check in for the party.


Northern Spark Host Committee: Lana Barkawi, Koren Beck Tomlinson and Marc Tomlinson, Sandy Boss Febbo, Susan Brown, Tim Brunelle, Julie Corty, James Delaney, Colleen Doran and Jordan Smith, Lucas Erickson, Nate Garvis, Julie Guidry, Michael Herbert, Rob Hunter, Kathleen Kvern, Diane Lilly, Kelley Lindquist, Sarah Lutman, Catherine McGuire, Caroline Mehlhop, Herman Milligan, Kathy Mouacheupao, Kate O’Reilly, Jim Rustad and Kay Thomas, Gail and Wayne Siegel, Laura Tiffany and Ned Foster, Sara VanNorman, and Leslie Yetka.

Northern board: Elizabeth Armstrong, Neal Cuthbert, Steve Dietz, Jeff Evans, Michelle Klein, Vince Leo, Jeffrey Scherer, and Gary Smaby

This Launch Party is made possible with generous support from the following sponsors: Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza, Lowertown Wine & Spirits, Flat Earth Brewing Co., Downtowner Woodfire Grill, 2 Gingers, Señor Wong, JOIA all natural soda, FACES mears park, Pioneer Endicott, and Union Depot.