Riding the Snow in Style at the Minneapolis Art Sled Rally

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ArtsledArtsledCheck out this awesome video of last Saturday’s 2nd Annual Minneapolis Art Sled Rally held at Powderhorn Park. The creativity and fun totally blew me away, and even better than art cars, catastrophic crashes are encouraged! There were awesomely geeky sleds like the above 20-sider, a Star Wars landspeeder, and a great sisyphean Viking warrior rolling downhill with his boulder.

South Sixteenth Hi Jinks, a group of artists and neighborhood residents, organized the rally to get people out into the tundra and as a tribute to winter activities of yore:

We chose to create a mass sledding spectacle, in part, for the history of mass winter events at Powderhorn Park that began around a hundred years ago. You will find pictures of incredible pageantry, throngs of people and fantastically sculptured luge tracks in Powderhorn from the early 1900s on up through the sixties. We would like to see this organized enthusiasm for winter activities continue.

(video after the break)

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Also be sure to check out the various Flickr sets of the event: egusto, emoeby, waitingline, analogkid138 and davidgels.

Photo by Brian Moen (cc)

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