University of Minnesota
Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts
sparkfst@umn.edu


Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts

Information

  • Travel Information

    Hotel Information

    Holiday Inn Metrodome: Spark rate = $109+tax

    University Inn: $69/night (queen suite with kitchenette) + tax

    Aloft (nice!): $99+tax/night (single) $109+tax (double)

    Directions
    Most events are held in or near the West Bank Arts Quarter.

    By Car:
    Getting to the West Bank Campus:

    Going east on I-394: Follow I-94 east to I-35W north to the U of M west bank exit, 17C. Take a right onto Washington Avenue and curve right onto Cedar. Turn left on 3rd Street S.

    Going east on I-94: Follow I-94 east to I-35W north to the U of M west bank exit, 17C. Take a right onto Washington Avenue and curve right onto Cedar. Turn left on 3rd Street S.

    Going north on I-35W: Follow I-35W north to the U of M west bank exit, 17C. Take a right onto Washington Avenue and curve right onto Cedar. Turn left on 3rd Street S.

    Going south on I-35W: Follow I-35W south. Take Washington Ave exit 17C. Turn left on Washington Avenue and curve right onto Cedar. Turn left on 3rd Street S.

    Going west on Highway 36: Take I-35W south to the U of M west bank exit, 17C. Take a left onto Washington Avenue and curve right onto Cedar. Turn left on 3rd Street S.

    Going west on I-94: Take the Riverside Avenue exit and turn right at the stoplight. Take a right onto 19th Avenue S.

    By Plane:

    Fly into Minneapolis/St.Paul International Airport (MSP). The Holiday Inn Metrodome does not have a shuttle from the airport, however, they do have a shuttle from the Metrodome Light Rail stop, to the hotel.

    To use this free shuttle, get on the light rail in from MSP airport. Light Rail fair is $1.75. As soon as possible, call the Holiday Inn and tell them you are on the light rail. You will get off at the Metrodome Light Rail stop. Look for the Holiday Inn vehicle waiting for you. (They will only be waiting for you if you have called ahead).

    For more information on the Light Rail, visit the Metro Transit website: www.metrotransit.org.

    A cab ride from the airport will cost about $35.

    Maps
    For an event map with all event locations, Click here.

    For a detailed campus map, Click Here.

    For a detailed parking ramp map, Click Here.

    Weather
    This year, the Spark Festival will be held in September. Unlike previous Spark Festivals, which were held in the middle of the cold and bitter Minneapolis winter, you can rest assured that spring in Minneapolis will likely be mild and comfortable. Guests of the festival may consider packing a light jacket.

    For specific weather information, please consult the forcast.

    Festival Fees
    There are no fees to attend the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art. In lieu of conference and admissions fees, please take note of some of our sponsors page.

    Questions & Help
    Please direct general questions to sparkfst@umn.edu.

    Specific inquiries can be made to the appropriate person by reviewing the Staff page.

    February 5th, 2010