The Walker Art Center invites the Minneapolis and St. Paul community to a free celebration of America’s birthday at
, an expanded Free First Saturday event from 10 am–3 pm on Saturday, July 4, in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. A happy hybrid of Independence Day and one of the Walker’s most popular events, this all-ages daylong holiday spectacular marks the Fourth of July with artful adventures highlighted by a concert featuring the eclectic world sounds of
Sumunar Gamelan Ensemble
’s country-tinged indie folk, and Afrocentric hip-hop from Ghanaian rapper
. Add to that an Art Bike Parade and Contest, hula-hooping workshops, art-making activities, food and beverages for sale at the Garden Grill by Wolfgang Puck, and free gallery admission. Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Summer at the Walker is truly a must-do!
Free First Saturdays are for Families!
Saturday, July 4, 10 am–3 pm, Free
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Spin Art Surprise, 10 am–3 pm
Tent on Walker greenspace
Make a painting that looks like a fireworks explosion with the help of a salad spinner.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Fill Your Plate, 10 am–3 pm
Tent near Spoonbridge and Cherry
Craft a sculpture that’s good enough to eat in this mix-media workshop. Second Harvest Heartland will be on-site to teach families how to take action against hunger.
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: Family Jam Session
11 am: Sumunar Gamelan Ensemble
1 pm: Haley Bonar
2 pm: M.anifest
Main Stage, near Spoonbridge and Cherry
Rock out to eclectic world sounds, country-tinged indie folk, and Afrocentric hip-hop at this special holiday concert.
Movement Workshop: Harmony Hoops, 10:30 am and 12:30 pm
Wiggle and twirl at hula hoop workshops led by Harmony Hoops’ Jessica Bessette.
Art Bike Parade and Contest, 12 noon
Near Spoonbridge and Cherry
Bring your bikes! Decorate your ride at home, and then bring it to the Spoonbridge and Cherry for a bike parade. Winners will be announced at 1 pm. (Secure bike storage will be provided.)