Martha+Tom

An Art Shanty Afternoon

We visited the Art Shanty Projects at Medicine Lake this afternoon with Hailey. Despite the rain and perhaps because today is the WARMEST DAY OF THE YEAR at thirty-six degrees, we enjoyed our first visit to the shanties. Having come prepared (thanks to Mel) with art to share, all three of us exchanged art at the Ice Art Swap Shanty. Tom took home an antler-themed picture frame, I found a set of notecards, and Hailey traded for a piece of pottery.

Our favorite was Tiny Shanty, the smallest three story mansion on the ice where visitors can create tiny art and enjoy tiny tea time courtesy of the tiny wood stove’s tiny log fire.

Thanks to Scott and Caly for welcoming us to their tiny home. Check out Tiny Shanty’s gallery for more pictures or the Projects’ flickr page.

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2 comments on “An Art Shanty Afternoon”

  1. Stacie 26 January, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    This looks fun! One of the art teachers that works in my district was a part of the light shanty. Did you happen to check that out? We should get together again sometime. Was it the blueberry crumble that scared you away?

  2. Martha 26 January, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    I assure you the blueberry crumble didn’t scare us away. We’d love to have you over any time. And do check out the art shanties if you can—I enjoyed them so much I’d consider going back (on a sunny day). I don’t remember one called the light shanty though… hmm…