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Despite setback, 'Northern Sparks' festival goes on

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Scattered Light, Northern Spark,
'Scattered Light' by Jim Campbell on display at Northern Spark 2011.
Poto courtesy of NorthernSpark/Dusty Hoskovec

Throngs of art loving night owls are expected in Minneapolis this Saturday for the second "Northern Spark" all-night art festival.

From sundown to sunrise Sunday morning, there will be images projected onto buildings, performances, installations and a level of interactivity rarely experienced at other art events.

Northern Spark founder and artistic director Steve Dietz says the festival has faced huge challenges this year, but the biggest disappointment has been having to pull out of downtown St. Paul in 2012.

Dietz spoke with Chris Roberts of MPR News.