Step into our time machine!
Our wonderful experiences from the 2010 Art Shanty Projects have been archived for your journey back through time. Check out our archived links below and have a safe trip!
2010 Nordic Immersion Village Art Shanty
2010 Schedule and Directions
2010 Fun Stuff
Nordic Village Bridge - Sold!
The Nordic Village Bridge has found a loving home, surrounded by play and imagination! We're so glad it will find another life with some great people.
Välkommen! Velkommen! Tervetuloa!
Building on the success of the 2010 Nordic Immersion Village Art Shanty (now installed permanently at Skogfjorden, the Concordia Norwegian Language Village situated at Turtle River Lake in Bemidiji, Minnesota) comes the Nordic Village Bridge Art Shanty, featuring weekend language activities. Using cultural references to bridges and trolls in Nordic story and myths, we are working to challenge assumptions about what it means bridge cultures in our global community.
We believe that being playful helps us to step out of self-consciousness and into new roles and new languages, so we go to great lengths to make that happen; we dress up like Vikings, herd imaginary reindeer, and choreograph our own dances to Eurovision songs. Just play along! Pick a name from one of the Nordic countries and join us in bridging cultures!
Visitors are invited to celebrate ‘the Art of Nordic Languages’ with us by picking a name from one of the Nordic countries, learning culturally authentic songs and crafts, and participating in hands-on language classes.
To discover more ways to build bridges, visit Concordia Language Villages to learn more about the programs we offer in fifteen different languages.
About the Art Shanty Projects
The Art Shanty Projects is an event organized around the design and construction of ice fishing shanty-like structures, producing engaging projects, art, events and shows on frozen Medicine Lake in Plymouth, MN. Click here to see the ASP 2012 slideshow.
If you're a Nordic nut like us, you'll need to have supplies. You may already have a krumkake iron or a pan for making æbleskiver, but what you really need now is some Nordic Art Shanty Swag. We've got hoodies, jackets, water bottles, and even a messenger bag.