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Throughout February and March, 2023, Springboard partnered with a local organizations Brownbody and Art Shanty Projects. Events included:

Mini Skating Lessons with Brownbody, Sunday, February 5 and 12 - Brownbody offered mini lessons and a preview of new artistic work.

Winter Village and Activities with Art Shanty Projects, Saturday, February 25 and March 4 - Art Shanty Projects created a mini winter village at Springboard where visitors were invited to engage with the artists at a few temporary structures - known as ‘shanties’ - and participate in performances and art actions.

More about our 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

Art Shanty Projects - 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

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Community Development Director
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