Join us at this year’s Northern Spark Festival in Rondo:
Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15
Links to hours and events below!
Northern Spark is a late-night, free, family-friendly arts festival that lights up the Twin Cities in three neighborhoods: the American Indian Cultural Corridor and Downtown East in Minneapolis, and in the Rondo neighborhood of St. Paul.
Festival activities are taking place a Hallie Q. Brown Community Center and Rondo Community Library. A bus that doubles as a Rondo story / history tour will shuttle people in between.
Northern Spark is produced by Northern Lights.mn, and they have been working for over a year in partnership with Hallie Q. Brown, Penumbra Theater, Aurora St. Anthony Community Development Corp, and Model Cities to plan the festival in Rondo.
At Hallie Q Brown Center attendees will find 10 projects by Rondo artists ranging from immersive sound and light installation to African drumming and dance to yard sign poetry to storytelling. There will also be a stage of performances with an Open Mic from 9-10 pm each night. Read more about the projects here. (Filter by “Rondo”)
This year’s theme, We Are Here: Resilience, Renewal & Regeneration is drawn from community responses in the neighborhoods where the festival takes place and speaks to the power our communities have to claiming space through creative expression.
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