Northern Spark Dan Norman


Northern Spark 2018

Daily from June 15-16
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Art, Festivals, Performance Art

Nocturnal arts festival Northern Spark has undergone a transformation: The latest iteration of the community-focused gathering will not be a one-night dusk-to-dawn affair, but will instead take place over two consecutive evenings, commencing at sundown and concluding at 2 a.m. each night. Despite the abbreviated hours, there should be ample time to enjoy festivities thanks to the three host sites—the Commons, Minneapolis Central Library, Nicollet Mall (between Third and Eighth Streets)—being so centrally located. Not only are these venues in close proximity to one another, each underscores Northern Spark’s goal of accessibility, a mission reinforced by this year’s theme of commonality. Like a recurrent thread running through the multimedia displays, activities, and ongoing performances, Northern Spark continues to foster an inclusivity vast enough to honor our wonderfully diverse Twin Cities community. Find locations and more info at