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Northern Spark is an all-night arts festival that will light up Mpls on June 14, 2014. Help us transform our city!
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    SPARK THE NIGHT / Official NS 2014 Sparker + Big LED Thank You! Ignite the spark at 9:01pm with your handheld Sparker! Then attach it to your bike to keep the spark alive. Plus, your name in LEDs on a Block E digital billboard. Billboard thank you for gifts of all levels $10 and up! (Sparker is pickup only.)

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    GET YOUR GLOW ON / "Dark Lamp" - a whimsical hat designed by artist Wil Natzel exclusively for NS 2014. Material: E-Flute Corrugated Cardboard, 2mm thick. Glow stick included. (Pickup only.)

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    SPARK PREVIEW / One ticket to the TV Takeover event. Join us for a 3-hour "mini-Spark" preview party. Northern Spark takes over a live hour of tpt programming on Friday, June 6. Participate in Spark projects new and old, without the long wait lines. Plus take home an official Sparker.

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    GEAR UP / Northern Spark 2014 T-shirt + Sparker. Both are original designs by award-winning designer Matthew Rezac. (Sparker is pickup only; Shirt is available for pickup, or add $3 for shipping.)

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    PANCAKE FEED (7 am seating) / One ticket to the Northern Spark Pancake Feed on June 15. The Bachelor Farmer x Al's Breakfast. Hosted by Aria. Guest DJ Jacqui Fuller. Special Performance by Miwa Matreyek. Limited seating. Ensure your place at the community table.

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    NEW! I AM FOR AN ART Letterpress Poster / Declare your allegiance to art with a limited edition, letterpress printed poster featuring a statement from Claus Oldenburg’s famous list of declarations. Designed and printed by NS presenting partner Jenni Undis at Lunalux. Approximately 13 x 9 inches. Pickup is preferred.

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    GET YOUR GLOW ON / Glowing whimsical hat designed by artist Wil Natzel exclusively for Northern Spark. Choose one of three designs: Fanged Cyclops, Smarty, -or- Ferocious. Material: Reflective White Corrugated Plastic, 2mm thick. Glow stick included. (Pickup only.)

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    JUMP THE LINE / One-time pass for 2 People. Skip ahead to the front of the line at any Northern Spark artist project. Sorry, not redeemable at the loos or food trucks!

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    FOR YOUR INNER VOYEUR / Artist Studio Tour and Limited Edition DVD. Tour the studio of Kate Cassanova, Daniel Dean, and Ben Moren - the team behind "Hotel, Hotel." See what fascinating little creatures they are cultivating in studio for NS2014. Take home a mesmerizing limited edition DVD Hotel Hotel: The Rooms to project or view in your living room.

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    GLAM ROCK HAIRCUT / Let Jonny Zygomatic rock your hair under the leopard awning! HiFi Hair and Records is a NS2014 presenting partner. Redeemable only during Northern Spark.

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    FIRE UP / Launch Party Ticket. Fuel up for the night at this exclusive party June 14, 2014 at 7pm. Espresso shots. Artful nosh by local favorites Travail, Black Sheep Pizza, Marin, and more. Enjoy the ambient sounds of DOSH in the Atrium of the newly renovated Orchestra Hall. This party is sure to sell out. Guarantee your spot.

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    TRICK OUT YOUR RIDE / Famed local bike artist Mina Leierwood (Crank Art Collective member presenting the Pedal Bear at NS2014) has created TWO zebras to trick out a ride for you and a friend. Each Kit is $75 and includes 1 easy-to-attach Head and Tail lovingly made by Mina, fun lights and a pair of striped socks. Giddy up and ride off into the night! (Pickup only.)

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    IN-IT-TO-WIN-IT KIT / 1 Launch Party Ticket + 1 Pancake Feed ticket (5:26am) + 2014 Spark T-shirt + official Sparker. (Sparker is pickup only; T-shirt is available for pickup, or add $3 for shipping.)

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    NAMING RIGHTS=BRAGGING RIGHTS / Naming rights to a character in Monkey with a Mustache's MysteryPhone: Art of Darkness interactive mobile mystery game to launch the night of the event. Supporting the art festival and being part of the mystery, that's something to brag about! (Fine print: 20-character limit. Must be decent and received by May 15.)

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    THE PRELUDE / MN ORCHESTRA CONCERT. Two tickets to the June 14 performance at 7pm, featuring an Eyeo-commissioned multimedia, sound-responsive, visual backdrop display. Connect with classical music in an entirely different dimension, as art, science, and technology converge to inspire. Interact with the display following the concert. Each pair of tickets is valued at $110.

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    WATCHTOWERS IN A BOX / Three original 3D art slides of unique imagery by Areca Roe, personal hand-held viewer, and a small box to contain and protect them. The 3D image experience is surprising as well as immersive. With images this realistic, it’s as if you’ve been transported to a new space where time stands still. Areca Roe is a photographer based in Minneapolis who was named one of City Pages 2013 Artists of the Year. These images will appear in Roe’s Watchtowers installation on the Greenway at Northern Spark. Get your own personal collection for armchair viewing. arecaroe.com

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    YOU ARE WORTHY / JUMP THE LINE ALL-NIGHT PASS FOR 4. See more. Do more. You and your friends skip the wait lines at Northern Spark projects all night long. Sorry, not redeemable at food truck or biff lines.

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    MOD DECK CHAIR designed by architect Molly Reichert for Monica Haller's 'Can you listen to the same river twice?' from NS2013. Designed as a listening station for a river soundscape, the shape of this curved wooden chair references steel boat hulls. Collapsible for easy transport. (Pickup only)

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    MIND-BLOWING ART / Caput! (Ben’s Head) is a 2-3’ tall inflatable sculptural drawing made of Nylon fabric with an original drawing of Ben’s head in sharpie marker. Created by NS2014 artist Benjamin Entner, who will present Ego Sum, a sculptural drawing project that blends the boundaries between two and three dimensional methods of art making. benjaminentner.com. Note: Head only, chest hair not included.

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    FOR THE ART COLLECTOR / A limited-edition sculptural commemoration of Chris Larson's Northern Spark 2013 project, 'Celebration/Love/Loss,' in which a scale model of a 1962 Marcel Breuer house was set ablaze on the Union Depot grounds. Each piece in the edition is a unique sculpture that has been individually hand-poured, sculpted, and finished. Constructed of ashes from the burn, plaster, board, red cedar, tracing paper, and glass. 13" X 11" X 3" Signed edition of 25.

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    PANCAKE FEED VIP TABLE FOR EIGHT / Northern Spark Pancake Feed. The Bachelor Farmer x Al's Breakfast. Hosted by Aria. VIP table with prime viewing of special performance. Goodie bags for each guest. Rub elbows with artists, curators, and other special guests.

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    THE DYNAMIC DUO / The Eyeo Festival + Northern Spark Festival Experience. One 3-day Eyeo Pass + 2 MN Orchestra Tix to the June 14 (7pm) concert featuring Eyeo's commissioned multimedia, sound-responsive backdrop light display for Northern Spark + 1 NS Jump-the-Line all-night pass + 1 NS T-shirt + 1 NS Sparker. Four big days of Art. Science. Technology.

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    PANCAKE FEED (5:26 am seating) / One ticket to the Northern Spark Pancake Feed on June 15. The Bachelor Farmer x Al's Breakfast. Hosted by Aria. Guest DJ Jacqui Fuller. The lower price for this seating rewards those who make it through the night!

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    PANCAKE FEED (7 am seating) / One ticket to the Northern Spark Pancake Feed on June 15. The Bachelor Farmer x Al's Breakfast. Hosted by Aria. Guest DJ Jacqui Fuller. Limited seating. Ensure your place at the community table.

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    NEW! I AM FOR AN ART Letterpress Poster / Declare your allegiance to art with a limited edition, letterpress printed poster featuring a statement from Claus Oldenburg’s famous list of declarations. Designed and printed by NS presenting partner Jenni Undis at Lunalux. Approximately 13 x 9 inches. Pickup is preferred.

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    FIRE UP / Launch Party Ticket. Fuel up for the night at this exclusive party June 14, 2014 at 7pm. Espresso shots. Nosh from local favorites Travail, Black Sheep Pizza, Marin, and more. Enjoy the ambient sounds of DOSH in the Atrium of the newly renovated Orchestra Hall. This party is sure to sell out. Guarantee your spot.

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    MAKESH!T ORIGINAL DRAWING SEGMENT / 20"x30" segment from a continuous drawing made by various artists and experts in a variety of fields throughout the night. Note: The MakeSh!t team will select the 10 best segments and wrap them up the week following Northern Spark. Backers will randomly select a killer drawing. (Pickup is preferred.)

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    BE THE VILLAIN at Revolver's Write Fight II / Skip the online qualification tournament and buy your spot at the live, single elimination writing tournament at Northern Spark. Note: Buying your way in comes with a few (fun) strings attached. Your job: wear full villainous attire and play the part. Heckle the hecklers, destroy poor poets, proclaim the supremacy of your nefarious philanthropy, etc. You’ll be introduced as the villain before each round that you participate in, and Revolver may have some special distractions for you and your opponent.

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    GET INKY / Private Letterpress Workshop. Create your own limited edition poster at Lunalux letterpress studio on Loring Park. Owner Jenni Undis will host a private workshop for an individual or small group (four people max). Get hands-on experience setting type and pulling prints, and take home an edition of 12.

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    FIRE IN YOUR BELLY? BALANCE YOUR PITTA / Dosha Kitchen Dinner Experience for 6 people. Hosted by NS2014 artists Jess Hirsch and Ginny Sims. Explore how the Ayurvedic diet can balance the seasonal heat of the summer. Two-hour, four-course vegetarian meal with special Tridoshic Tea served out of the mobile Dosha Kitchen at a scenic locale.

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    THE WHOLE SHEBANG FOR TWO / 2 Launch Party tix + 2 Curated Bus Tour + 2 Jump the Line (all night) + 2 Pancake Feed (7am) + 2 T-shirts + 2 Sparkers (Sparker is pickup only; T-shirt is available for pickup, or add $3 for shipping.)

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    THE WHOLE SHEBANG FOR TWO / 2 Launch Party tix + 2 Curated Bus Tour + 2 Jump the Line (all night) + 2 Pancake Feed (7am) + 2 T-shirts + 2 Sparkers

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