Parents and caregivers with youngsters ages 3–5 have a fun way to find artistic inspiration with
Arty Pants: Your Tuesday Playdate
, the popular Walker Art Center program designed to nurture creativity and engage a child’s mind. Arty Pants programs, presented on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, feature art projects, films, gallery activities, and story readings. Meet other families for a treat at the Gallery 8 Café. The Arty Pants programs in September and October are presented from 11 am–1 pm Tuesdays, September 8 and 22, and October 13 and 27. Activities are free with gallery admission; Walker members and children ages 12 and under always receive free admission.
Inspired by artist Haegue Yang, discover the many ways that contemporary art appeals to the senses during Arty Pants programs in September and October. Experience stories, films, and art-making through touching, hearing, seeing, smelling, and taste.
ARTY PANTS: YOUR TUESDAY PLAYDATE
September 8 and 22, October 13 and 27
Film: Apple, directed by Jonas Rudström
US Bank Orientation Lounge
In this Swedish short, a young boy covets a beautiful apple growing in a nearby tree in the yard of the most dangerous man in the neighborhood.
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Get swept away with art-making that engages a variety of senses.
September 8: Feels Like Art
September 22: Tastes Like Art
October 13: Smells Like Art
October 27: Sounds Like Art
Story Time: A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis
The world becomes filled with new possibilities when Edna stumbles across a color she’s never experienced before.
Gallery Activity: Scavenger Hunt
Seek out work and match them up with items that appeal to your tot’s senses.