Mpls Lantern Fest Lights the Winter Night

The inaugural Mpls Lantern Fest, a partnership between the Minneapolis Downtown Council and In the Heart of the Beast, was held on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Lantern workshop participants built more than 800 lanterns at workshops throughout February and then converged on Marquette Plaza in Downtown Minneapolis to Light the Winter Night!

Didn’t get enough of Mpls Lantern Fest? Check out these photos:

Photos: Mpls Lantern Fest Lights the Winter Night

Photos: Mpls Lantern Fest Workshops

Behind the Scenes: Constellation Lanterns Being Built 

Slide Show by Alan Wilfahrt

Read more about the Mpls Lantern Fest:

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Downtown Journal

City Pages


Mpls Lantern Fest

Learn more about building the giant constellation lanterns: 

WCCO interview with artist Mark Safford (he built the giant bear lantern)