Visitors can take part in constructing a day of fun at Pretty FABulous, the Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday event from 10 am–5 pm Saturday, January 7. Featured events include a performance by the young acrobats from Circus Juventas; an art lab activity to construct a pre-fab home; a screening of the Buster Keaton comedy One Week; a reading of Nina Laden’s book Roberto the Insect Architect; and family tours of the galleries.
Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free First Saturdays are for Families!
Saturday, January 7, 10 am–5 pm
Film: One Week
10 am–5 pm, U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge
Directed by Edward Cline and Buster Keaton
Newlyweds Buster and Sybil receive a house in a box as a wedding gift. It takes just seven days to build it, but a do-it-yourself mix-up leads to some hilarious action!
Performance: Circus Juventas
11 am and 1 pm, William and Nadine McGuire Theater
Watch young acrobats from Circus Juventas stretch and assemble themselves into living constructions.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Be a Builder
11 am–4 pm, Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Customize your very own pre-fab home-in-a-box with cardboard shapes, crazy colors, and playful patterns in the Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab.
Family Gallery Tour: Art of the Box
12 noon and 2 pm, Meet in the Bazinet Garden Lobby
Explore ways that artists and architects use boxes to create artworks.
WAC-ky Tales: Roberto the Insect Architect by Nina Laden
1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 pm, Lecture Room
Although he’s just a wee termite, young Roberto has dreams of being an architect. Wood inspires new building ideas rather than the next meal in this story about a most ambitious bug.