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Photos: White Bear Lake transforms into interactive arts experience

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Admirers wander past the Ice Garden.
Admirers wander past the Ice Garden in process by artists Peter Schulze and Lisa Carlson (not pictured). Schulze and Carlson "glue" frozen shapes together with water in freezing temperatures, documenting the sculpture's progress with time-lapse photography. For color, they used beet juice to dye some of the ice forms.
Courtney Perry for MPR News

In its third year on White Bear Lake, the Art Shanty Projects' On-Ice Program lets visitors explore the 20 shanties, each developed by different artists for an interactive experience. Live storytelling, music and tactile projects are all part of the icy event.

It is free and open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through February.

Correction (Feb. 9, 2017): A photo caption misidentified the owner of Ruggles the dog in an earlier version. The caption has been updated.