'Through the Glass Eye' by Chango Cummings at Northern Spark 2018 Sean Smuda


Northern Spark 2019

Daily from June 14-15
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Art, Festivals, Performance Art

Festival founder Steve Dietz envisions Northern Spark as an inspiring demonstration of how art can transform public spaces, utilizing multimedia installations, interactive workshops, and experimental performances to bring together communities. In the divisive atmosphere of our current era, such unifying propositions are more important than ever, as reflected in the 2019 theme, “We Are Here: Resilience, Renewal, and Regeneration.” This subject will be reflected in works throughout the festival grounds: the Commons and the American Indian Cultural Corridor in Minneapolis, and the Rondo neighborhood in St. Paul. Even as he steps away after 2020, Dietz should be pleased to know that his progressive night vision will continue to evolve through a welcome range of creativity. Find locations and more info at