Families can take part in a day of fun at Everyday Wrap, the Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday event from 10 am–5 pm Saturday, April 7. Featured events include an inventive theater piece by Kurt Hunter Marionettes; screenings of short films from the Walker collection; an art lab activity to make soft sculptures inspired by the work of Claes Oldenburg; an art lab activity to make puppets for an improvised group show; a story reading; and a gallery crawl to see ways that several artists have given new meaning to everyday objects.
Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free First Saturdays are for Families!
Saturday, April 7, 10 am–5 pm
Gallery Crawl: A New Spin, 10 am–2 pm
Find out about ways that several artists have given new meaning to everyday objects.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Soft Sculptures, 10 am–3 pm
Draw, stuff, and staple your way to a soft sculpture inspired by Claes Oldenburg’s whimsical Three-Way Plug—Scale A, Soft Brown.
Performance: Sock Puppet Serenade, 11 am and 1 pm
Join Kurt Hunter Marionettes as they present an inventive, object-theater experiment for families.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Reinvented Roles, 11 am–4 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Repurpose a variety of found objects to make puppets with personality.
Performance Activity: On-the-Spot Fun, 11 am–4 pm
Bring your puppet creations to the Lecture Room to take part in an improvised group show.
Film: Surprising Shorts, 12 noon and 2 pm
Watch as inanimate objects come to life on the big screen in short films from the Walker’s collection.
Story Reading: Comical Critters, 2, 2:30, 3, and 3:30 pm
U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge
These stories will tickle your funny bone and are sure to make you laugh out loud.