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.
Cool off inside the Walker Cinema all summer as Free First Saturday presents exciting pairings of music and movies. Local bands are at 11 am and family films are at 1 pm, with interludes of art-making, gallery tours, and activities in between.
Music: Lulu’s Playground, 11 am
Lulu’s Playground, a sonically rich and colorful quartet of local musicians, specializes in a genre described as street tango/chamber jazz. The group—an accordion, cello, guitar, and trumpet—play a wide range of original pieces and new takes on classical favorites.
Film: Ernest & Celestine, 1 pm
In this Oscar-nominated animated story, it is understood that bears and mice do not mingle. One day an unlikely friendship blossoms between a musical bear and an artist mouse, which might just turn their world upside down. Directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, and Benjamin Renner, 2012, France, Belgium and Luxembourg, 80 minutes.
Best enjoyed by all ages.
Film: Bá, 10 am–5 pm
Bruno is displaced from his room when his grandmother comes to live with his family. As he tries his best to retain his personal space, he finds an ally in an unlikely source. Directed by Leandro Tadashi, 2015, Brazil, in Portuguese with English subtitles, 14 minutes.
Art-Making: Stack Up, 10 am–3 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Design and construct buildings, bridges, and sculptures with wood sticks. Contribute your handiwork to a large collaborative structure that will change throughout the day.