Sonic shanty


January 12 - 19, 2018 (Private Build)

Squirrel Haus Arts is pleased to donate our building to Art Shanty 2018. We selected Rebecca Loyche and Jonathan Groger, NYC, to build their Art Shanty titled “Sonic Shanty” in our Build & Design space. 

Rebecca Loyche is a conceptual artist working primarily in photography, video, installation and sound. She is interested in making work that questions and readdresses everyday perception. Working with different mediums she examines the relationships of power dynamics, the language of communication and the effects of creating environments. Her recent video works have been concentrating on how people choose their current professions. 

Her artwork has been shown with great international breadth. She has also curated and directed the art spaces MMX Open Art Venue, Co-Verlag and re:MMX in Berlin, Germany. Her art practice includes writing about contemporary art for publications. She holds a MFA from Hunter College, NYC, a BFA from Pratt Institute, NYC, and received a Master Student degree “Meisterschüler “ studying with Candice Breitz at the Braunschweig School of Art, Germany in 2011. 
In 2010 she received a NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) fellowship for her photogram series “Minds/Mines Don’t Care”. 
She comes from Old Chatham, New York and is based between Berlin, Germany and New York. 

The Sonic Shanty, 2018

The Sonic Shanty is an instrument with the ice that visitors can play and feel the resonances in the acoustic body of the shanty; this is mixed with a live audio feed from a hydrophone under the ice. Part of The Art Shanty Projects on Lake Harriet, Mpls. Art Shanty begins January 2018 Visit for information. 

A collaborative piece with Jonathan Loyche Gröger

Ambient Jam

January 20, 2018 (Open to the public)


Ambient Jam
1pm to 5pm
Bring your synths, guitars, saxophone, mics, shakers, phone apps, whatever you want. Play for the whole session or drop in for an hour. 
Listen! Join us to listen, dance, create artwork... Everyone is welcome, always. 

5pm to 7pm
Have snacks, listen to tunes, chat with others in the community and make new friends. 

Ambient Drone Guided Meditation
7pm to 9pm
Join Charlie Milkey and Courie Bishop while they create soundscapes with guided meditations for a peaceful and reflective end to a full day of expression. This is a special addition to Ambient Jam and something we know people need right now. A space to be. No meditation experience required, just a desire to reconnect with your inner calm. It's there! Lets discover it together.

Bring gear, cords and check out what everyone is creating and using.

Contact, like, and subscribe to Ambient Jams, Mpls, Face Book page. and join our event!

For additional information contact:


Lola Art Crawl

February 15, 17, 18, 2018 (Open to the public)


Reception: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6–9pm
Gallery hours: Saturday & Sunday, February 17 & 18, noon–5pm
LoLa Volunteer and League of Longfellow Artists (LoLa) Steering Committee Member

Twin cities Synth Meet


March 3, 2018 (Open to the public)

Twin Cities Synth Meet (Open to the public)

We welcome Twin Cities Synth Meet to their new home, Squirrel Haus Arts. 

Their 2nd Squirrel Haus Arts event, March 3, 2018, is dedicated to bring local synthesizer fans together! Additional dates scheduled for 2018 are : June 23, Sept 22, Dec 15

If you're interested in synthesizers come join us! Family friendly! Great way to meet new people with similar interests! We might also have a live performance during the event too! 

Organized like a car show... synth lovers can bring their synths to show off, or just show up to look at other peoples synths! Meet new people and talk about what ever!
Bring a Synth! Bring a Friend! Have Fun and Geek out!

Small donation. Under 18: free 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

For additional information contact Craig at: