Launched in Winter 2023, in partnership with Brownbody, Springboard on Ice brings free winter events, installations, and creative gatherings for all ages to our mini ice rink at Springboard for the Arts in Saint Paul!
Stay updated on this page for news on future events in this series, opportunities, and more.
Springboard on Ice 2024 Community Partners
Brownbody - Grounded in African diasporic perspectives, Brownbody’s mission is to build artistic experiences that disrupt biased narratives and prompt audiences to engage as active participants in the journey. Brownbody accomplishes this through a blend of modern dance, theater, social justice, and figure skating. Learn more about their work at www.brownbody.org.
Streetcorner Letterpress - Streetcorner Letterpress invites people of all ages to print their own free postcards from a variety of papers, images, and colors. During their visit to Springboard on Ice, they will have a special edition letterpress print for guests to press and take home! Learn more about their work and book Streetcorner Letterpress for your next event!
Ready Go is a resource from Springboard for the Arts that connects neighborhoods, non-profits, businesses and individuals to artist-created, mobile tools that are purpose-built to pique curiosity and prompt interaction. Ready Go functions as a mechanism (think Equipment Rental or Etsy) that allows artists to offer proven, existing tools for hire. Learn more at www.readygoart.com
Flava Coffee & Café - Flava Café General Benefit Corporation is a social enterprise community café invested in offering quality coffee, food, service and programming that eliminates disparities for young women of color and gender expansive youth one latte at a time. Stop by Flava in-person at 623 University Ave W in St. Paul, MN, or visit www.flavacafe.org to learn more.
COZY Coat Drive, presented by The Legacy Building - The COZY Coat Drive began in 2017 as a small coat drive for a local school, and has grown exponentially in the last six years. In 2022, the drive collected over 50 coats, 75 mittens and gloves, 60 hats, snow pants, boots, and scarves. These items were distributed to students in neighboring schools such as Marcy, Friendship Academy, Sanford, and Dowling. We're glad to host the coat drive in St.Paul during Springboard on Ice! Learn more at www.thelegacybuilding.org.
Andrew Bentley (he/him) is a Minneapolis-based artist who specializes in making gardens and landscapes out of ice. He created "Ice in Bloom," an installation with more than 700 ice sculptures at Minneapolis Institute of Art in 2023. He works for the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab. For Springboard on Ice, Andrew will display his ice sculpture "Crystal Trail", which imagines a winter trail that's made entirely of ice. About 30 ice plants, made with molds and innovative welding techniques, will be on display until they melt!
Twin Cities Native Lacrosse is a sovereign Native Lacrosse Association based in the Twin Cities and extends across the region. TCNL writes, “we work to advance the culture, knowledge and skills of lacrosse of Our People and Our game.” You can learn more about their work on Facebook.
Now. Make. Art. invites an infusion of creative change-makers into the world by creating equitable access to arts experience that connect collaboration, change, joy, and imagination. Learn more about their work at www.nowmakeart.com.
WOW celebrates the individual and collective with accessible and customized programming - collaborative public art installations, workshops/classes, make + take events and educational demonstrations. Learn more about WOW Metal Lab.
Past Community Partners
Art Shanty Projects (2023) - intentionally creates an impermanent art village on Minnesota lake ice amid changing climate and environment. With a spirit of embracing challenges through creativity, they support an ecosystem that inspires everyone to create and participate in art, thrive in winter, and build community. Learn more about their work at www.artshantyprojects.org.
Events CalendarFind more in-person gatherings at Springboard for the Arts happening throughout the year.
Last Minute GiftsExplore our winter market, Last Minute Gifts, which features over 25+ makers, artisans, and craftspeople.
SpringPOPAn annual celebration of local artists, makers, and Springboard neighbors at our home on 262 University Avenue West!