Peace Lutheran Church's Peace Train Shanty. Photo by Becky Kapell

Peace Lutheran Church’s Peace Train Shanty. Photo by Becky Kapell

The folks at Peace Lutheran Church of Lauderdale took a train to White Bear Lake in February to participate in the 2016 Art Shanty Project.

Congregants spent January building their Peace Train Shanty in the church sanctuary and moved the structure to White Bear Lake for the project’s opening day Feb. 6. The Art Shanty Project is a biannual month-long “artistdriven temporary community in the tradition of ice-fishing communities but with arts-based programming,” according to the project’s website. It’s a sculpture park, art gallery and community on ice. Each shanty has a theme and involves a lot of audience participation.

Above, Joe Stinar of St. Anthony Park plays conductor and guides visitors through making their own train tickets using stamps depicting flowers, peace signs and various other “peace” symbols.

Above, Joe Stinar of St. Anthony Park plays conductor and guides visitors through making their own train tickets using stamps depicting flowers, peace signs and various other “peace” symbols. Photo by Kristal Leebrick

This is the second year Peace Lutheran has participated. Congregants built Noah’s Art Shanty for the 2014 Art Shanty Project.

The event  continues through the last weekend in February.

You can find out more at artshantyprojects.org.

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