Sounds abound in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center’s
Free First Saturday
from 10 am–5 pm Saturday, July 2. Families have the opportunity to join local musicians and artists for a playful day filled with noise-making adventures. Young art-lovers can make their own instrument, get lost in a sound maze, learn African drum rhythms, and march in a musical parade. Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. In case of rain, outdoor events will be canceled, not rescheduled.
Free First Saturdays are for Families!
Saturday, July 2, 10 am–5 pm FREE
Bring your sunscreen for this celebration of sound, sun, and fun in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
Art-Making for the Whole Family: Sound Sculptures
11 am–3:30 pm, Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Help artist-musicians Rachel Thompson and Jonathan Zorn build two “Sound Bot” sculptures that can signal to each other across the Garden. Then make your own instrument to take home. Plus take an a-MAZE-ing walk through Brett Smith’s installation Sound Maze. Watch where you step, you might trigger a noise!
11:30 am–2:30 pm
Drop in on a hand-drumming workshop with musicians Marc Anderson and Aaron Barnell, who will help you syncopate slaps into traditional African rhythms.
Family Garden Tours
12 noon and 2 pm
Encounter squirrels, sculptures, and other surprises on a guided tour of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
Film: Animated Shorts
Take a break and head indoors to see a groovy selection of animated shorts.
Stick around for this end-of-the-day musical march, starring you and your hand-made instrument.