TönöSauna at MayDay 2012, Minneapolis

May 15th, 2012

TönöSauna was at MayDay to show off and engage with the wonderful community that coalesces around the legendary MayDay parade that culiminates in a massive gathering at Powderhorn Park in South Minneapolis:



Project Partners

January 31st, 2012

It was through the dedicated sweat labor of friends and financial support through discounts and donations that we were able to build TönöSauna. We want to publicly thank everyone that dug in their pockets and rolled up their sleeves to make the project a resounding success – Thank you!



  • Isabel Antreasian
  • Matt Bertram
  • Alba Borrello
  • Gia Borrello
  • Mark Borrello
  • Nico Borrello
  • Charlie Carter
  • Ash Hane
  • Frank Haehnel
  • Brian Hurlow
  • Alicia Johnson
  • Andy Keefe
  • Justin Kindelspire
  • Mark Knierim
  • Patrick McKennan
  • Stuart McLean
  • Sara Pajunen
  • Larry Potkin
  • Abiji Pradhan
  • Rachel Thompson
  • Jonathan Zorn
  • Ryan Wurst
  • Ben Moren

Process blog

January 17th, 2012

We have a Tumblr site where we’ve been posting progress updates about our shanty here: http://artshanty2012.tumblr.com/

On the ice!

January 13th, 2012

Hello guys and gals, after much hang wringing, we’ve arrived on the ice to participate in the Art Shanty Project for the next month. The details:

Open January 14 – February 5, 2012
10am – 5pm weekends (plus MLK Day, Jan 16th)
On Medicine Lake, Plymouth, Minnesota

Join us there, the stove, from Helo/Finnleo, will be warming you throughout as you relax in our 1966 Avion travel trailer, customized as a dry/wet sauna, complete with sound system.

Some programming that will be happening during our stay on the ice: