Join Minnstameets this Saturday for an exclusive look at the Art Shanty Projects on White Bear Lake! Visit the shanties, meet the artists, and enjoy treats from @sevensundaysmn and @blackeyeroastingco all before the crowds roll in!
Below are a few details about the @artshantyprojects from Jill who is working as their staff photographer this year!
• It is about 30-40 minutes from Mpls
• To get there, use google maps with "White Bear Lake County Park 51110"
• It will take you to a park with a large lot where you can leave your car
• The shanties are on a frozen lake - but only about a block or two from shore.
• There is a very well plowed path leading out to the shanties.
• There are no bathrooms on the ice, but several back on shore.
• There will be a food truck or you are welcome to bring your own snacks, food, beverages.
• White Bear Lake is a super cute town with a lot of restaurants and shops.
• If you have kids, a rugged jog stroller could work, but a sled would be great too!
• Dress like you are going sledding: ski gloves, snow boots, hats, etc. There can be a little more wind on the ice than on shore.
• Non-service dogs are discouraged.
• Each shanty has artists inside and a different theme. They invite you into their shanty to interact. There's even a dance shanty!
• There are several ongoing performances like magic shows and parades - see their site for details
• Truly fun for all ages
JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF WINTER FESTIVITIES!
MinnstaMeet Gathering Room: 3rd Floor Landmark Center #317 available from 5PM – 8PM
Official Royal Family Greeting: 5 – 5:30PM in room #317 at the Landmark Center (scheduling is very tight with Royal Family!)
Exclusive Access to Kings throne area
in the Ice Palace from: 7-8 p.m.
Days Entertainment Link: https://www.wintercarnival.com/calendar/
Signature Events: https://www.wintercarnival.com/events/
Visitor link: https://www.wintercarnival.com/visitors/
Landmark Center: http://www.landmarkcenter.org/
ALSO: carnival gear – hats, mittens, scarfs and buttons prize giveaways!
You are cordially invited to the Second Annual @Minnstameets Holiday Party at the historic Thorp Building on January 23rd. Whether you are an Instameet veteran or a first-timer, there will be something for everyone at this event - come shoot photos in an amazing location, connect with other Minnstagrammers, and celebrate this wonderfully creative community!
2:00 - Meet at @tattersalldistilling where our awesome co-hosts will give us an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the distillery.
2:30 - Group shot will be taken immediately following the tour in the distillery.
2:45-5:00 - Instameet! We will move across the hall to our private reception room, where you can purchase specialty drinks from the Tattersall cart. You may also take your drink to-go and set off to explore the highly photogenic Thorp Building. The building itself is very cool, and it’s also home to several talented artists and makers, many of whom will have their doors open during our event. If you see a red balloon outside someone’s door, please stop in and say hello! (Maps will also be provided indicating which studios will be open).
5:00-6:00 - Return to reception room for social hour.
Hosted by @Minnstameets Ambassador, @MNBucketList, in partnership with @GreaterMSP, we invite you to a day of winter fun!
Get outside your comfort zone with thousands of friends as we show the world how to do winter right.
(#Winter4Play #4PlayMSP #MakeItMSP @MakeItMSP @GreaterMSP www.4PlayMSP.com)
January 9, 2016 Snelling Lake Beach in Fort Snelling State Park
The event is from 11a-4p and activities are taking place all day.
Schedule of events:
11:00am Winter 4Play begins at Snelling Lake Beach in Fort Snelling State Park
11:15am Guided hikes begin (Other times: 12:15, 1:15, 2:15)
11:30am Meet at the “S’more Conversation” station (at the beach) where you can get a map, mix and mingle, and warm up by a bonfire.
12:30pm Globe ice lantern demonstrations begin (Other times: 1:30, 2:30)
2:00pm Lend a hand in setting up MSP’s largest snowball fight (200 people needed). We encourage you to help us in achieving the snowball fight goal.
2:30pm Group Shot by @RebeccaZenefski with By Rebecca Studios. Get involved in the snowball fight so we can take an awesome picture!
Additional Details and Highlights
– You've heard of a biathlon, a pentathlon, and a decathlon, but you’ve probably never taken part in an ARTathlon, an artist-created exercise course by Northern Lights.MN. Strap on your art boots and warm up to discover surprising installations and activities in the park. Complete the full course and return to the main tent to claim your ARTathlon medal!
– Get social and heat up Nordic-style with Little Box Sauna
– Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe with REI
– Ice Fish, Ice Harvest, and Ice Sculpt with the National Park Service
– Take a hike with the U.S. Forest Service
– Learn what the heck is a quinzee with Wilderness Inquiry
– Take part in Minnesota N*ICE Breaker Icebreaking Station with Saint Paul Hello, make a friend and literally break the ice together
– Have S’more Conversation with Impact Hub MSP and Newcomer Nosh
– Dog power with our Furry Best Friends the Sled Dog Skijoring station
– Fuel up with snacks from Food Trucks and KIND Snacks, and stay hydrated with Resqwater
– Sing and dance with the Coro Flamenco Street Choir
– Plus music, hot chocolate complements of the Jeffers Foundation, giveaways and plenty of winter activities you can participate in
*A valid state park vehicle permit is required ($5 daily, $25 annual). Permits can be purchased at the Fort Snelling State Park Office.
Giveaways, with winning photos, posted to Instagram, selected by @Minnstameets from the #4PlayMSP hashtag
- Three $100 gift cards to REIFuel up with snacks from Food Trucks and KIND Snacks, and stay hydrated with Resqwater
– Selection of stylish winter hats, gloves, and scarves to help you stay outside all winter long
Join us on Friday, December 4 from 7-10pm for #Minnstameets_OVAL - a Winter Wonderland Instameet! Think 10,000 twinkle lights, rosy cheeks and fuzzy winter hats, and gleaming ice skates! Our gracious host, the Roseville Visitors Association (@visitrosevillemn), has invited us to the Guidant John Rose MN OVAL (www.skatetheoval.com) for an evening of merriment, skating, and of course, picture-taking! Please read entire caption below for details including some exciting giveaways!
Schedule of events:
7:00pm - Reception and check-in. We will have our own festive “Warming House” (aka Olympic Conference Room) inside the Roseville Skating Center where we can gather and mingle. Be sure to check in here to pick up your FREE tickets for skating. We will also have holiday treats and warm beverages.
7:45pm - Group shot will take place promptly at 7:45. We have special permission to run out onto the ice in our shoes to pose with the Zamboni for this photo. *Please do not wear shoes that will damage the ice (NO heels). Following the group shot, we will exit the ice to don ice skates - bring your own if you have them or rentals are available for $4.
8:00-10:00pm - Open skating time! Our @Minnstameets group will have our OWN designated rink within the OVAL - it will be the last one on the north end (far right). For those who do not wish to skate, there is also a walking path around the outer perimeter of the OVAL and there are still plenty of photo ops by the trees, all of which will be adorned in twinkle lights!
Our friends at @MSPClothing Co. will help keep us warm with some of their awesome Minneapolis and St. Paul hats - stay tuned for details!
The @MNLottery will be providing treats and a hot cocoa bar as well as Christmas sweaters and holiday-themed lottery cards (to those 18 and up with a photo ID)!
And last but not least, @RosedaleCenter will be giving away 3 - $100.00 Gift Cards just in time for holidays! Three winning photos will be selected at random from the event’s hashtag on the evening of Sunday, December 6th
In partnership with Minnstameets Ambassadors, @chel and @sbakshian, we are thrilled to announce that our next Instameet will be on Saturday, November 14th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at @2010artblok building located on 2010 East Hennepin Avenue. This historic building was the former General Mills Research Labs. Originally built in 1928, “The Labs” as the complex was formerly know, was home to General Mills for 50 years.
Our @minnstameets community will be granted a sneak-peak to a dozen artist studios; the glass blowing pit of @focimcgawith demonstrations; all the buildings of 2010; and the Grotto Sculpture Garden a whole week before their Holiday Sale.
Event Schedule for Nov. 14th:
2:00pm: Meet in lobby of building No. 6
2:00pm to 5:00pm: Explore studios and buildings
5:00pm to 6:00pm: Meet in Grotto for:
- Group shot
- Snacks & Beer
Admission is Free! Don't forget to tag your photos with the hashtag #minnstameets_2010artblok for a chance to win prizes provided by:
We are very grateful to our sponsors for making this event possible:
Join us on Sunday, November 8th from 3-6pm at the Minnesota Transportation Museum (@transportationmuseum)! Our @minnstameets community will be granted behind-the-scenes access to the historic James J. Hill roundhouse and we'll have the chance to explore the museum while it's closed to the public.
Schedule of Events:
3pm: Behind the scenes tour.
4-5pm: Free time to explore the museum and grounds.
5-6pm: Reception with hot apple cider and food.
Note: 1920s-themed clothing is strongly encouraged!
Admission is FREE for Minnstameets participants.
Minnesota Instagrammers unite! Join @Minnstameets at Mall of America for an official MOA Instagram meet up as a part of their Art & Style Series. Meet and mingle with other Minnesota Instagrammers in person and take photos.
We have a gallery of 70 photos that were taken by this community that will be on display at the @MallofAmerica! Our "Minnstameets Gallery" will be housed in the former Sunglasses Hut spot on the second floor in the Southeast corner of the mall, across from J. Crew.
Schedule of events -
5pm-5:30pm: Check In. A limited number of people will receive some major swag (media passes, free coffee, passes to the aquarium, etc) so check in on time if you can!
After you check in, you are free to roam the Mall & take creative photos. Please tag all of your photos to #MinnstameetsArtatMOAbecause several photos from the event will be chosen as prize winners. $250, $150 and $50 Mall of America gift cards will be rewarded.
6:30pm: Live music will begin in our "gallery." Reconvene there to mingle with others & enjoy our Minnstameet community art!
7:30pm: group shot & raffle!
The art will stay up at least through October, possibly longer.
RSVP here (desired but not required)
Here are details about our big World Wide Instameet extravaganza on October 3: #WWIM12_MN!
We are partnering with @exploreminnesota to host a wonderful day exploring the St. Croix River Valley! There will be events throughout the day at roughly two-hour intervals. You are welcome to join us for the whole thing or attend a portion of it. It's a Minnstameet, choose-your-own-adventure edition! With the added bonus of the chance to have your photo featured on @exploreminnesota's feed!
The schedule of events is below:
9:00 a.m. - Franconia Sculpture Park (the scene of last year's successful #WWIM10_MN)! Coffee and breakfast treats will be provided by @sevensundaysmn!
11:00 a.m. - Hike at Interstate State Park.
1:00 p.m. - Lunch/"Free Time." Ambassador Jessica (@mnbucketlist // http://mnbucketlist.com) will be hosting a group lunch at the historic Freight House Restaurant. You can RSVP for that here. Other lunch options include: The Oasis Cafe, Chilkoot Cafe & Cyclery, Nacho Mamas, Brines Restaurant, Leo's Grill & Malt Shop, Tin Bins, Luna Rossa, and the River Market Co-op.
3:30 p.m. - Meet at Veteran's Memorial Park in Stillwater. Ambassador Emily (@thegoodwithin) will lead a walking tour down the hill into downtown.
5:00 p.m. - Reconvene/Meet at the gazebo near the lift bridge in Lowell Park. **Group shot will be taken during this time.
6:46 p.m. - Sunset.
7:00 p.m. - Lift Bridge Brewery - @liftbridge.
Huge thanks to our partners and sponsors!!
Huge Instameet Announcement! We are excited to be partnering with the @StarTribune for #TheGreatMinnesotaGramTogether! Join us at the Minnesota State Fair for a one-of-a-kind Minnstameets event.
There will be swag for (the first 100) attendees, prizes raffled off, an epic group shot, and... a chance to have your photo from the Instameet on the front page of the paper's variety section!!
5-5:30 p.m. - Meet & greet behind the Star Tribune's building, where you'll get a chance to chat with staff photographer, @jeffersonwheeler, and reporter, @tomhorgen.
5:30-7:30 p.m. - The fair is your canvas! Spread out and take photos, keeping in mind the best ones will be selected for the paper (and many more favorites will be featured on the Star Tribune's website)!
7:30 p.m. - Reconvene for a raffle (must be present to win) and a group shot (location TBA).
Check out the Star Tribune's online article here for more details.
Join us for an after-hours Instameet at the Minnesota Children's Museum! We'll have the chance to explore the museum - including the beautiful rooftop area - all while it's closed to the general public. Bring your kids or just bring your own inner-child for an evening of play.
This event is free and open to anyone in the Minnstagram community!
@Minnstameets and @ExploreMinnesota are partnering to host an exciting Instameet... in Duluth! Join us for a beautiful sunset meetup, northern edition! As an added bonus, Explore Minnesota's 10-day Minnesotan, @chaiwalla, will be joining us!
Planned with the help of our Minnstameets Ambassadors: @kjjohnson and @angelonthelake
5:00pm - 5:30pm - Meet & greet at entrance to Park Point Recreation Area
5:30pm - 8:00pm - Explore the area, take photos.
8:00pm - Group shot on the boardwalk - near the entrance to the airport
Post-sunset - Beers at @canalparkbrewingcompany
It's that time of year again: "Minneapolis Day" - when the date (6/12) corresponds with the city's area code (612)! Come celebrate this great city and some of the iconic places that make it great.
6:00 - Meet at Gold Medal Park - socialize, wander, shoot photos
8:00 - Group shot (in #612 t-shirts!) on Stone Arch Bridge
Post sunset - Drinks!
Join us at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as we celebrate the constantly-evolving medium of photography at the museum's Third Thursday: #NoFilter event!
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (@artsmia) for their upcoming Third Thursday Event. Every month they host a special evening of live music, a cash bar, and of course art - centered around a different topic. This month, on May 21st, they will feature the theme "No Filter," celebrating the evolution of photography over the last century. They have offered us - the local instagrammer community - an area to have a Pop Up Installation during this event! Their events usually have around 2,000+ in attendance.
Some photos will be printed (by our talented and generous sponsor @2112adam) and will hang on the wall in the studio room we're being given and others will be included in a digital slide show!
We have put together an exciting representation of photos from our community and can't wait for you all to see it!
Join us for World Wide Instameet 11 on Sunday, March 22 at 4:00 p.m.
At this meetup, we will celebrate and capture one of our city’s most iconic spots: The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
Here is a detailed itinerary. We look forward to seeing you then!
- 4:00: Gather on the grassy lawn next to the Walker Art Center. Be sure to check in with one of our greeters who will have name tags as well as official stickers/buttons/temporary tattoos from @Instagram.
- 4:30: First Group Shot on the hill next to the Walker. We are excited to announce that for this group shot, we will have an extra large prop provided by @wsisports and the use of a drone from @greaklakesco! These images will be available to you to edit and post after the meetup in a special free-for-all shared folder we have created.
- 4:45-6:00: Mingle and shoot!
- 6:00: Second Group Shot on the Loring Park Side of the Irene Hixon Whitney Bridge.
- 6:00-6:30: Relocate to Hidden Beach at Cedar Lake
- 6:30: Sunset performance by Minneapolis Fire Collective Flame Throwers at Hidden Beach sponsored by @2112Adam
- 7:40: Beer and food (including a “Minnsta-meats” special from @PrairieDogSausage) at @LynLakeBrewery!
Special thanks to our sponsors!