Northern Spark starts at sunset tonight, follow along at home


In what's being heralded as the first-ever all night arts festival in Minnesota, Northern Spark kicks off tonight at 8:55 p.m. and will feature the contributions of dozens upon dozens of local musicians and artists performing until sunrise. There are kick-off ceremonies in both Minneapolis and St. Paul at sunset, followed by several different interactive performances each hour in each city -- see the full schedule here.

[jump] If staying out until dawn isn't in the cards for you tonight, you can follow along at home courtesy of "official livestreamer" Chuck Olsen and the UpTake, who will be running video feeds from the Walker and the MIA in Minneapolis, the Black Dog Cafe in St. Paul, and a roaming camera operated by Olsen that will be bouncing between performances all night.

Flip through the UpTake's Northern Spark channels and watch the whole thing right here: