After last year’s rousing success, Field Day returns with a fresh slate of events and activities celebrating local artists and art supporters. Join the fun after work, or better yet, take the day off: Everyone is welcome and mnartists.org members receive free gallery admission. Visit mnartists.org/fieldday for the complete lineup of events and ways to participate.
Open Lounge, 2–7 pm
Everyone is invited to Drawing Club, an ongoing project based in sharing, collaboration, and the social experience of art-making. Doodle and sketch with local artists and add to a pool of collectively created artworks. For this special session of Drawing Club we invite you join artist David Lefkowitz and the Manual Image Assemblers Local 47 to make your mark.
Walker Greenspace and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, 2–6 pm
Lawn games are back and expanded with something for everyone. Play croquet in the Sculpture Garden, join a pickup game of badminton, or register a team for Field Day’s second annual kickball tournament. All ages and skills are welcome. Sign up your team at the Field Day information tent starting at 2 pm the day of the event.
Plein Air Garden Party
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, 2–6 pm
We invite local plein air painters of all styles and abilities to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to paint versions of the iconic artwork and skyline. Bring your own easels and supplies and join the party.
Capture Flash / Camera Tag
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and FlatPak House, 3–6 pm
Challenge your speed and stealth capabilities with a high-tech version of tag using digital cameras, devised by local artist Ben Garthus.
Open Lounge, 4–6 pm
Invoking the spirit of the beginnings of Hip Hop culture, the audience is invited to interact with D.J. mal— who will be continuously spinning and cutting up various musical selections live. The audience is invited to step up to the microphone, and/or get on the dance floor, and add their own voice to the beats.
Open Lounge, 6–8 pm
Raise a drink after work and listen as some of Minnesota’s most entertaining writers, performers and artists tell stories under the canopy of the trees in the Open Lounge.
Open Lounge, 6–8 pm
Over the last 20 years the CSA or “farm share” model, has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. With the same buy-local spirit in mind, both mnartists.org and Springboard for the Arts created Community Supported Art (CSA), a similar endeavor to support local art, artists and collectors by paying local artists to create new work and introduce them to new patrons. Meet the artists and organizers of the CSA program as the last “shares” are picked up for the summer season.
Greenspace, Lounge and James Turrell’s Sky Pesher, 8:30–10 pm
Join with local musicians Holly Muñoz, the Roe Family Singers, and Velvet Davenport as they perform in intimate settings around the Walker campus for old-fashioned acoustic sing-along concerts.
Local Art Mart
Cargill Lounge, 2–7 pm
From book artists and jewelers to t-shirt designers and printmakers, browse unique offerings from local artists, organized by the Walker Shop.
U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge, 2–8 pm
The team from TPT’s new Television series MN Original will be on hand interviewing participants and screening episodes throughout the day.
Garden Grill by Wolfgang Puck
Open Lounge, 11 am–9 pm
Cool off and recharge with food and drinks from the Garden Grill available throughout the day and evening.
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The mission of mnartists.org is to improve the lives of Minnesota artists and provide access to and engagement with Minnesota’s arts culture, both on and offline. mnartists.org is a database, calendar and journal of Minnesota artists and organizations from all disciplines. It offers to Minnesota-based artists a free central gathering place, community resource and diverse programmatic opportunities. It offers the public a new way to explore art, connect with artists and become involved in the local artistic community.