This summer, the Walker Art Center offers a new way to enjoy the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with a text message-based
Digital Scavenger Hunt.
Using a cell phone or smart phone, participants text LETSPLAY to 22771 to receive their first clue based on a Garden artwork. The scavenger hunt is part of the Walker’s summerlong Open Field initiative, an open call to people of all ages to come together to experience the Walker, the outdoors, and culture in new and unique ways. Scavenger Hunt players who successfully answer all seven clues will receive a free treat from the Open Field Bar & Grill by Wolfgang Puck.
Participants do not need to be in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to begin their scavenger hunt, however, once the sculpture is identified, the response to the clue is a unique code located on the artwork’s label. Each new clue is sent upon successful identification of the previous sculpture. Clues may be hints as to what a sculpture looks like or the materials used in its creation. The Digital Scavenger Hunt is designed for the novice art lover making it an appealing activity for families with children of all ages. The hunt can be completed in a single visit to the Garden—usually in 30 minutes—but can also be played over several days by continuing the game from a previous visit. The hunt runs through September 5, 2010, when Open Field concludes.
The Walker’s Digital Scavenger Hunt is free; standard text messaging rates apply.
Text WALKER to 22771 to receive an email newsletter on the latest Open Field activities.
The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a project of the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board.