Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month. Families can enjoy live performances, films, gallery adventures, and hands-on art-making from 10 am–3 pm. Activities recommended for ages 6–12.
Share your creativity with other families in an outdoor Free First Saturday in the Walker’s Open Field.
10 am–3 pm
Sketch with local artists and add to a pool of collectively created artworks. Finished works will be displayed on the Open Field Flickr page.
Performance: Savage Aural Hotbed
Belvedere, Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Inspired by many influences, most notably Japanese Taiko drumming, Savage Aural Hotbed creates their compelling sound using conventional and “found object” percussion instruments, bass guitar, electronically modified horns and vocals, and power tools. With up to four people drumming, their performances are an aural and visual spectacle complete with high energy rhythms, flailing arms, and flying sparks.
Auctions Speak Louder Than Words
Join the San Francisco-based collective Futurefarmers, who conclude their residency project, A People Without a Voice Cannot be Heard with the following activities:
Field of Objects on Blankets
11 am–1 pm
Participate in the day’s events by bringing 3–5 items from home wrapped in a blanket to display on the Open Field. The Futurefarmers will collect ten objects from the field to inspire drawings that get raffled off at the auction. A field of blankets and stories will unfold! (Suggested reading: “Jonathan Swift on the Difficulty of Talking with Objects.”)
Participants will be able to bid with custom-printed money provided by Futurefarmers, who will work with professional auctioneers Glen and Dale Fladeboe to orchestrate a system of bartering that reveals the value of everyday objects.
A People Without a Voice Cannot Be Heard is commissioned by Walker Art Center and Northern Lights.mn.
WAC Garden Packs
10 am–2 pm
Choose your own garden adventure with a self-guided activity kit. Available for free check-out with a photo ID.