Fiction, fables, and fairy tales inspire a day of storytelling and fantasy at the Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday event
Hooked on Books
, from 10 am–3 pm Saturday, January 2. The day’s main event is a music and storytelling performance with author/illustrator Calef Brown reading stories to music by local band Clementown. Other highlights include art-making activities, a film screening, and a gallery activity that explores the intersections of contemporary art and literature.
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!
Hooked on Books
Saturday, January 2, 10 am–3 pm, Free
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Comic Creations, 10 am–3 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Construct a short cartoon with the help of local comic artist Terry Beatty.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Symbolic Stories, 10 am–3 pm
Unravel symbols and signs to design your own story.
Film: Sleeping Betty, directed by Claude Coultier, 10 am–3 pm
U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge
Princess Betty sleeps in a narcoleptic stupor, but can she be awakened by the kiss of a look-alike Prince Charles? Drawn in India ink, animator and director Claude Coultier humorously retells this classic fairytale.
Performance: Polkabats and Octopus Slacks—Live, 11 am and 1 pm
Join us for a unique music-and-storytelling session. Bestselling author and illustrator Calef Brown fuses his wonderfully wacky stories and poems with fun-filled grooves from local musical guests Kate Lynch and Chris Beaty, aka Clementown.
Gallery Activity: Art Loves Poetry, 11 am–1 pm
Galleries 1 and 2
Meet a tour guide in the Event Horizon galleries to explore how works of art can inspire literary masterworks of your own.