Northern Spark 2017!

Attaching leaves of commitment to the trees at the Grove of Life

Bringing the Transition message to the biggest art event of the year

Tens of thousands of people attend the overnight art event called Northern Spark. Visual arts, performance pieces, musical groups, projections – the gamut of artistic expression is on display from 8:59 pm until 5:26 am, at locations all along the light rail Green Line.

This year the theme of the event is Climate Chaos | People Rising.  Artists from several Transition groups are creating an art experience that in true Transition fashion will involve the community in its creation and execution. Transition NOW! Twin Cities is a multi-part project that seeks to make some truths visible through tiny books, t-shirts and an art installation:

  • Climate change is real and it’s happening right now
  • Many people already know this and are taking action in their everyday lives to reduce their carbon footprint
  • The commitments we make to transition away from fossil fuels and overconsumption can have an impact for good for the planet and for future generations. This is especially true here in the U.S. where we use so much more energy than other global inhabitants.

If you are taking action in your own life, now is the time to BE the change you want to see in the world. Become visible.

Entrance to the Grove of Life at Northern Spark

Thanks to our Partners

TransitionNOW! Twin Cities is pleased to have been chosen as a partner with the Center for Energy & The Environment. CEE is a nonprofit organization that promotes responsible use of energy and natural resources. Among other things, they provide enhanced energy audits for homes and businesses that save money and fossil fuels. Learn more about CEE.

We are grateful to have been selected to take part in this year’s program by Northern, a nonprofit arts organization whose vision is to transform our sense of what’s possible in public space. Visit Northern Lights. Thanks to the McKnight Foundation, and other funders, for making this art event – and our participation – possible.