Get to know a host of Minnesota artists with the help of mnartists.org, the Walker’s online program that supports the state’s creative community.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Felted Fun with Crafty Planet!
, 10 am–3 pm
Design a soft sculpture or landscape from felt with a little help from stitching guru Patricia Hoskins, owner of Crafty Planet, a store/workshop space in Northeast Minneapolis geared for do-it-yourself crafters of all ages.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Build Your Own Shanty
, 10 am–3 pm
Make a mini model of your dream shack from everyday materials such as duct tape, Popsicle sticks, Q-tips, and more!
Performance: Thank You and Friends present Dancescape
, 11 am and 1 pm
There’s never a quiet moment when the Minneapolis band Thank You is on stage. The set springs to life—trees shake, grass sways, families boogie—in this playful, interactive show.
Family Field Trip: Art Shanty Projects
, 11 am–2 pm
Buses depart from the Walker every 30 minutes
Families hit the ice at Medicine Lake in Plymouth, where local artists have built a community of art shanties.
Gallery Crawl: Present Tense: Photographs by JoAnn Verburg
, 12 noon–2 pm
Learn about the faces and places that have inspired St. Paul photographer JoAnn Verburg throughout her artistic career.
Dance Workshop: Make Moves with Chris and Justin!
, 1:30 pm
Have you ever wanted to dance like a spaceship or talk like an alien? Then take part in this creative movement workshop with choreographer/dancers Justin Jones (Minneapolis) and Chris Yon (New York City), a featured performer in David Neumann’s Feed Forward.
Film: Cinema Selects for Kids
, 12 noon and 2 pm
Preview a series of juried children’s films made by Minnesotan artists.
Story Time: Monkey with a Tool Belt by Chris Monroe
, 1:30 and 2:30 pm
Chris Monroe, the Duluth-based cartoonist behind the comic strip Violet Days, is releasing her first children’s book, Monkey with a Tool Belt, this spring. Get a sneak preview in a live reading by the author/illustrator, then stick around to draw your own comic tale. Selected drawings will be featured on mnartists.org.