Now this it totally cool, pun intended, and if you’re up in Minnesota you might want to check this out in person. Art Shanty Projects 2009 is a six-week exhibition, out on the ice, of artist-built ice shantys. These tiny houses are temporary structures modeled after traditional ice fishing huts, which are also often decorated in humorous ways. This group of artists have taken it a few steps beyond that and have build some very clever and strange buildings. Here are some examples:
Above: Cool translucent roof.
Below: Not sure if the porta-potty is a shanty or a real porta-potty. Love the submarine.
Below: An functioning tiny theater.
Below: One cozy interior. Although they look freezing cold to me.
Below: Here’s a good shot of them out on the ice.Looks like fun if you don’t mind the sub zero weather.
Photo credit to the artists of Art Shanty Projects 2009!