Get to know a host of Minnesota artists with the help of mnartists.org, an online program that supports the state’s creative community.
Video Capture: Starring You!
10 am – 2 pm
Be part of the picture as filmmaker Chuck Olsen shoots footage of kids and families and their artistic creations to present on mnartists.org. Olsen is the founder and curator of Minnesota Stories, called one of the best videoblogs by the New York Times.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Mixed-up Memories
10 am – 3 pm
Make a multimedia collage based on your memories and favorite things. Led by artist Scott Stulen.
Gallery Spotlight: Meet the Dolphin
10, 10:45, and 11:30 am
Join Minneapolis-based artist and co-creator of Dolphin Oracle II, Piotr Szyhalski, who’ll talk with families about this popular, cheeky “creature.”
Performance: Paper Boats with Paulino Brener
10:30 am and 12:30 pm
Paulino travels the world on paper boats and brings back folktales from distant countries. Make your own paper boat and join this entertaining, multicultural, and multilingual storytelling fest.
Storytime: Chronicled in Minnesota
10:30 and 11:30 am, 3 and 4 pm
Listen to a storytime session curated by the Children’s Book Illustrators Guild of Minnesota.
Family Field Trip: Art Shanty Projects
11 am – 2 pm
Buses depart from the Walker every 30 minutes
Families hit the ice (and the beach) at Medicine Lake in Plymouth, where local artists have built a community of art shanties. While you’re there, become a kid critic and vote for your favorite hut. Reviewer Michael Fallon will post your comments on the Web from the mnartists.org shanty.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Street Style
11 am – 4 pm
Leave an artistic mark on your very own poster using stencils and urban calligraphy. Led by DeAnna and Roger Cummings, executive and artistic directors of the youth-focused art organization Juxtaposition Arts.
Film: Cinema Selects for Kids
11:30 am, 2, and 3 pm
Come in from the cold and preview a series of juried films for families made by Minnesotan artists.