Gallery: Northern Spark festival highlights climate change

The free festival took place over seven neighborhoods across the Green Line in the Twin Cities Saturday.

Zoe Grubbs from the Singed Nipple group performs Poi for a group of visitors at Northern Spark.

Easton Green

Zoe Grubbs from the Singed Nipple group performs Poi for a group of visitors at Northern Spark.

Easton Green

Across Minneapolis and St. Paul on Saturday and into early Sunday, the 2017 Northern Spark festival highlighted the effects of climate change. 

Seventy art projects along seven neighborhoods down the Green Line lit up, starting at U.S. Bank Stadium and ending at the Union Depot light rail station in St. Paul. The free festival started at 8:59 p.m. on Saturday and lasted until 5:26 a.m. on Sunday.

Artist’s worked together to change the culture around climate change by creating art works that asked questions and allowed viewers to participate in their performances and installation works.

The festival began in 2011 and approximately 220,000 people attended it from 2011-16.