Adventurous art, family fun, and evening amusements are all part of this annual day-into-night celebration. Highlights include live music, art-making activities inspired by artists Alec Soth and Yves Klein, and shopping at Kiosk [Brooklyn]. Stay late with friends and enjoy free gallery tours, a screening of the British Television Advertising Awards (7 and 9 pm; advance purchase recommended), and drinks and dinner at the Walker Pub or 20.21 Restaurant & Bar.
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.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Hidden Spaces and High Up Places
10 am–3 pm, Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Create your own alternative living space using found materials with local artist Andy Ducett.
Gallery Adventure: Blue Revolution
10 am–3 pm, Galleries 4, 5, 6
Chat with a tour guide about how Klein made his work or grab an activity sheet that challenges your skills with a scavenger hunt.
Film: The Finger Trap
10 am–3 pm, U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge
A small toy makes mischief in this short film by Scottish director Julia Mclean.
11 and 11:30 am, Cargill Lounge
“The true judoka practices in [a state of] pure spirit and sensibility,” said Klein. As a dedicated student of judo—he earned a black belt from the Kôdôkan Institute in Tokyo in 1952 and then wrote the book Le Fondements du Judo [The Foundations of Judo]—Klein discovered “the spirit of victory” in body, mind, and heart that would shape his artistic and world view. Watch as Midway Judo Club demonstrate the forms of attack and defense (kata) and free-style sparring (randori).
Film: 2010 All City Youth Media Network Video Showcase
1 pm, Cinema
Enjoy an afternoon of films from some of Minnesota’s newest up-and-coming filmmakers under age 18. The screening is presented by the Twin Cities Youth Media Network (TCYMN). TCYMN’s mission is to promote, advocate for, support, and share resources with the community of youth media makers and youth media arts educators. Films in the showcase are peer-curated by filmmakers who are affiliated with participating organizations of TCYMN. Content is appropriate for high school students.
Tours en Français:
3 pm, Yves Klein: With The Void, Full Powers conducted in French