We make heavy art with the Southside Minneapolis community.


We are a group of South Minneapolis builders, welders, engineers, artists, neighbors, cooks, and creators who collaborate to create interactive art spectacles for and by the community.  We began nine years ago in the shop at 3100 Portland where we are still based.  Our project began as a pedal-powered ice-fishing Shanty.  It has now evolved into a human-powered train eight cars long.

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A slow motion view of the Battletrain in the 2017 May Day Parade.