It’s time to celebrate summer in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden! Bring the whole family and groove to music spun by DJ Chamun, discover the world of movement through aerial and balance circus acts, and pick up an art kit to get creative in the Garden or at home!
Three hourlong performances will each feature a dance party with DJ Chamun and a presentation from Circus Duo Shannon and Laura. Programming during each time block will be the same. Join us at 10 am, 12 noon, or 2 pm!
Get creative with projects inspired by artworks from the Walker and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden! Each kit will contain instructions and all the materials you need to create your own artwork. For ages 5 and up, young children will need some help from an adult. Quantities are limited.
About the Performers
DJ Chamun is Chamindika Wanduragala, a Sri Lankan American puppet artist and the founder/director of Monkeybear’s Harmolodic Workshop, which supports Native, Black, IPOC in developing creative and technical skills in contemporary puppetry. DJ Chamun spins a wide range of music, international in scope.
Aerialist Laura Emiola is a circus performer and instructor based in Minnesota. A lifelong entertainer of a variety of performing arts, her passion is bringing the joy of movement and circus arts to others, whether through entertainment or learning. She professionally performs for local, national, and international aerial entertainment and choreography.
Shannon Xhola is a professional aerialist, acrobat, performer, and instructor. Xhola has lived around the world pursuing her dream of performing and teaching circus arts. She performs a variety of circus disciplines as her passion lies in taking the stage to dazzle and excite audiences big and small.
Outdoor Performance and Event Guidelines
Mask wearing is recommended for visitors who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Lawn furniture and smoking are not allowed. There will be food trucks, a water bottle refill station, and a handwashing station at the bottom of the hill.
There will be two accessible seating spaces on level grassy areas on the hillside—one at the bottom of the hill and one halfway up the hill. These spaces are next to a paved path and will have chairs for people who need them. Staff members stationed around the hillside will be able to assist with accessible seating.
To request accommodations for this program or for more information about accessibility, call 612-375-7564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about accessibility at the Walker, visit our Access page.
Free Gallery Admission
Free First Saturdays also feature free gallery admission on the first Saturday of every month. Gallery admission tickets must be reserved separately, please click here.
On Free First Saturdays, due to the high number of children in attendance, we politely request visitors wear face masks inside the building to support the safety and comfort of families.