Enjoy an uplifting day of outdoor family fun at the Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday event
Up, Up, and Away
, from 10 am–3 pm Saturday, June 6, in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Fantasies of flight become reality in a day inspired by the exhibition Tomás Saraceno: Lighter than Air. The day’s events include an acrobatic performance by Xelias Aerial Performance Company; an art-making activity to create wind turbines and learn about renewable energy led by KidWind Project of St. Paul; a kite-making activity led by artist-instructor Alicia Dolentz; and a self-guided adventure with the WAC Garden Pack, a family activity kid for exploring the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 am–3 pm. Gallery admission is free from 10 am–5 pm on Free First Saturday.
Free First Saturdays are for Families!
Activities recommended for kids ages 6–12.
Up, Up, and Away
Saturday, June 6, 10 am–3 pm, Free
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Wonderful Wind, 10 am–3 pm
Tent near Spoonbridge and Cherry
Construct a wind turbine with KidWind Project, a St. Paul–based organization committed to teaching young people about renewable resources and innovative energy solutions.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Let’s Fly a Kite!, 10 am–3 pm
Learn to use everyday household items such as paper and plastic grocery bags to make a one-of-a-kind flying creation. Led by artist-instructor Alicia Dolentz.
Family Tour: WAC Garden Packs, 10 am–2 pm
Available for free check-out at the WAC Garden Cart on the central corridor
Check out a WAC Garden Pack, a kit containing fun hands-on activities to engage you and your child’s imagination on a self-guided tour of the Garden.
Performance: Xelias Aerial Performance Company, 11 am and 1 pm
Near Spoonbridge and Cherry
Watch acrobats soar as the Garden becomes an airborne playground for Xelias Aerial Performance Company in this Cirque de Soleil–style show.
Save the Date: The Walker Will Be Open July 4
Join us for a special Free First Saturday holiday concert in the Minneapolis
Sculpture Garden, featuring musical guests Haley Bonar, M.anifest, and
Sumunar Gamelan Ensemble.