Last year’s Northern Spark all-night art event was, to be frank, very awesome. Each location—from the Walker, to St. Anthony Main, to downtown St. Paul, to a riverboat on the ol’ Miss—had crazy displays that were both creative and well coordinated, and the event managed to draw 50,000 visits to more than 100 projects in its first year.

After success like that, it’s a bit of a bummer to hear the event might be in jeopardy for this year. The Northern Spark organizers are currently looking for sponsors and have in the meantime launched a kickstarter page to help raise funds for the event to take place in 2012. We hope they make it!