the entrance where relevant info is posted
the plowed path out to the shanties
no it's not an oasis, it's not a mirage, it's art!
I caught a performance of opera selections by An Opera Theatre, called Frigid Airs. Loose, fun, accessible, and truly impressive musicianship, especially considering the conditions! I also saw zAmya Theater's performance of Hou(se) the Weather, a short piece on the effects of climate change on homeless. And some dancing butterflies.
Also theater-related: one of my favorite Fringe companies The Winding Sheet Outfit built this beautiful shanty of time. Called "The Tick-Tock Shanty: The Shanty Where We Waste Time," it encourages people to share ways that they waste time, and allows us to watch people sitting in the shanty wasting time.
Visit the Art Shanty Projects Saturday and Sunday through February 6 from 10am to 4pm. Masks are encouraged (and really do keep your face warm in the bitter cold). Food trucks are on site, although food cannot be taken into the village. A little tip: dress appropriately for the weather, and then put on another layer. It's even colder than you think when you're standing on ice.