Interactive Art in 2022

Local and regional artists will be hosting various art experiences throughout the festival grounds.

WOW Metal work with artist Sara Hanson

Mystery and Magic of Microbes and Cast Metal with WOW Mobile Metal Lab and Show

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The workshop on wheels in a city bus turned metal casting studio and museum - Sara Hanson’s public art earth rover that travels to you to research and collect artifacts of life on earth and share them with a broader audience.

Celebrate International Microorganism Day/s (September 17) with Mold Making and Molten Metal


Collecting Artifacts - A harvesting of words and objects 

What do you see, feel, hear, smell or what words arise while exploring and experiencing the festival that we can create in metal? Share your ideas and bring the objects – twigs, acorns, textures, etc. These will be used to create the molds for Saturday’s Make+Take.

All ages.


Metal Pour Demonstration – Aluminum into green sand (sustainable practice)

Let’s light up the sunset with a colorful crucible and liquid metal. We will be casting a surprise sculpture to be gifted to Project North. 

All ages.


Mold Making and Molten Metal

Choose from a variety of castings/molds (that were harvested at the festival on Friday) to pour lead-free pewter into to create your own small sculpture, pendant, keychain, zipper pull, magnet or artifact souvenir. 

All ages – with WOW/parental support. 

Mending Bar - Three Rivers Fibershed 

The Three Rivers Fibershed invites you to visit their community mending bar and show your clothes some love! What’s a mending bar? It’s a portable mending station where community members can gather to learn mending skills, repair items together, and connect with other folks taking steps to create soil-to-soil textile systems by keeping our clothes in our closet and out of the landfill. Bring items from home that need some TLC or practice on items provided by Three Rivers Fibershed.

The Three Rivers Fibershed is a non-profit organization that develops regional textile systems rooted in environmental stewardship, abundance, and collective flourishing. Our work utilizes communal power to provide accessible textile education, create tools and resources that enable equitable engagement and opportunities for community members, and foster meaningful relationships to improve the health of our textile economy through environmental stewardship.

Monoprinting with Mel Kolstadt

Join School of the Arts artist, Mel Kolstad for a fun and easy project - monoprinted abstracts! We'll be finger-painting on Plexiglass and then running our masterpieces through a tiny press. If you've never done any printmaking before, this is the PERFECT introduction!

Get more Mel at School of the Arts -Here!-


Join School of the Arts artists, Emily Anderson and Katie Vagnino for this fun take on poetry.

Do you like puns? Crosswords? Wordle? Wheel of Fortune? If you like to play with words, you’ll love the wheel of poetry. At POEM-A-PALOOZA, everyone’s a winner. Whether you like Dr Seuss or Shakespeare, come spin the wheel—Word games & prizes for all ages. 

Get more at School of the Arts -Here!-

Vital Industries Screenprinting Tent

Join Vital Industries and Northwoods artists for screen printing workshops and demonstrations including the opportunity to add the Project North band list to your 2022 Project North T-shirt! 

Indigo Dye Demonstration

Join artists Jeanne Debbink and Debra Ketchum Jircik for a chance to indigo dye an organic cotton bandana.  Using Stony Creek Colors of Tennessee IndiGold, a brand new  all plant based sustainable US grown easy to use dye vat, you will experience

all the beautiful indigo blue color that comes from just a few special plants.  8 dollars per bandana.  Sponsored by Living  Blues (aka Jeanne and Debbie)