This international day is filled with activities from around the world. Take part in drumming, dance and movement workshops, discover the art of origami, and learn traditional games from several local cultural organizations and artists.
All activities take place in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, unless otherwise noted. Walker gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 5 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm. In the event of rain, some programs will move inside the Walker Art Center.
Art-Making: Folding Paper, 10 am–3 pm
Explore the Japanese tradition of origami with local artist Aki Shibata. Use your creativity and imagination as you fold paper to create animals, flowers, and more.
Activity: International Fair, 10 am–3 pm
Learn to play games and join in a variety of activities from Europe, Asia, North Africa, and other countries with lessons from local organizations and artists, including Alliance Française, American Swedish Institute, Concordia Language Villages, and Taous and Mohammed Khazem.
Workshop: World Beat, 11 am–2 pm
Learn traditional rhythms and dances from West Africa, Brazil, and Japan. Watch a short performance and try your hand at each style during mini workshops.
11 am: Duniya Drum & Dance
12 noon: ABCapoeira
1 pm: Mu Performing Arts
Performance: closer, 11 am–3 pm
Discover the power of physicality and presence through one-on-one dance performances with members of BodyCartography Project. Together, play with ways that the meeting between performer and audience generates the possibility for something new.