One of the things I love about south Minneapolis is the willingness to be creative and unique without too much worry about how you look. There are several public events that encourage creativity for the whole community. One of these events is the annual Art Sled Rally.
Last Saturday the three of us joined some friends to watch the homemade sleds/sledges race down the hill in Powderhorn Park one at a time. This year is unusual as we are in a snow deficit of about 12 inches/30.5 cm this season and had some thaws. The thaws further depleted the snow pack. The announcers reminded the crowd that snow or no snow the Rally would “go on.”
The crowd was bigger than I thought it would be, but much smaller than the May Day Parade and the Art Fair in the summer time. The course was bordered by hay bails to ensure safety for the crowd including the visiting dogs.
C really seemed to like the polar bear sled/sledge. I simply liked how creative and unique each sled was. We took a few photos to give you an idea.
In all there were more than 80 sleds/sledges. After the rally and the crowds dissipated, we headed out. It was interesting to see many walking to their cars or home over Lake Powderhorn.
Bye for now.