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Twin Cities To Become All-Night Arts Event

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Conceptual mock-up of Andrea Stanislav’s “Nightmare” (credit: Northern Spark)

Conceptual mock-up of Andrea Stanislav’s “Nightmare” (credit: Northern Spark)

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Twin Cities will be the scene of an all-night, metro-wide celebration of the arts.

Northern Spark is billed as Minnesota’s first “nuit blanche,” or “white night” event. It kicks off at sundown Saturday and runs until dawn Sunday.

Some 200 artists and 60 arts organizations will take part in events across the Twin Cities.

In Minneapolis, an opening ceremony will be held on the Stone Arch Bridge starting at 8:55 p.m. Saturday. The bridge will be full of musicians playing to kick off 10 arts projects on the bridge.

St. Paul’s opening ceremony also starts at 8:55 p.m. at Upper Landing Park. San Francisco artist Jim Campbell’s “Scattered Lights” exhibit will be switched on, consisting of hundreds of light bulbs suspended in a giant 3-D cube.

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