I meant to include this in my most recent Collage Friday/Week-in-Review post, but I forgot all about it in all the other fun and learning we had last week. 🙂
Something I love about our neighborhood of Minneapolis are the many creative people who share their art (and other forms of creativity) with others. We have a very unique May Day parade, an annual art fair in the park, the Empty Bowls fundraiser for hunger-related causes where all the soup is served in handmade pottery bowls, the Art Sled Rally, and more.
In our six years living here, we’ve never before made it to the Art Sled Rally. It’s kind of understandable, really. I mean, who goes out to stand in the park in the middle of January in Minnesota to watch people on sleds? 😉 Well….lots of people apparently, including us this year just a bit over a week ago.
From what I’ve heard, people come from all over the metro area, not just our neighborhood, to participate. Sleds and riders were adorned to look like anything from a loaf of bread to a dragon to a tea cup to a sick polar bear (yes, really!). Conditions were very icy this year, so the sleds were “guided” down the top portion of the hill before being released to travel the rest of the way down the steep hill in Powderhorn Park.
We only saw the first handful of sleds go down the hill before the boys got too cold. But it was a fun experience! Miss M aspires to build/decorate a sled with her best friend to launch next year. We’ll see if the parents are up for helping with that endeavor. 😉