Saturday, January 3, 10 AM-3 PM
Explore a range of activities and art-making on Free First Saturday! Enjoy free gallery admission and family fun for all on the first Saturday of each month. Activities designed for kids ages 6 to 12 are offered from 10 am to 3 pm.
In January, celebrate the Walker’s 75 years as a public art center with live performances, activities galore, and cake for all.
Performance: The Time Wanderers
Walker Cinema, 11 AM & 1 PM
Step into the Wandering Acceleration Contraption, aka The WAC. Join time traveler Ralph Static and his good friend Pete as they journey through the Walker Art Center’s history of leadership and collections. At each stop in time, our intrepid explorers will have to overcome obstacles and confront questions about how things come to have value and what is or isn’t considered “Art.” Thanks to live musical accompaniment from Dietr, the curator of beats, there will be dancing, jokes, audience interaction and lots of art and silliness as we travel together from 1940 all the way to the present.
Written and Performed by Levi Weinhagen. 45 minutes.
About Levi Weinhagen
Levi Weinhagen is a writer, performer, theater maker, and educator. He’s the co-founder of the all-ages production company Comedy Suitcase and was named an Artist of the Year by City Pages in 2012. Levi is the host and producer of the podcast Pratfalls of Parenting, which was named 2012 Best of the Cities by Minnesota Monthly magazine. The show features conversations with creative folks about the relationship between being creative and being a parent. Levi co-produces and regularly appears in the monthly variety show “The Encyclopedia Show” in Minneapolis. He also writes about art, creativity, failure, and fatherhood on his personal blog, leviweinhagen.com .
Activity: Sweet Celebration
Enjoy a free cupcake beginning at 1 pm while supplies last, as we celebrate the Walker’s 75th year as a public art center.
Activity: Walker Portrait Studio
11 AM – 3 PM
Put a spin on traditional portraiture with photographer Sam Hoolihan. Become a character from the past with costumes and accessories provided. Photos will be presented on a large screen during Free First Saturday and online after the event on the Walker’s Flickr page.
10 AM – 3 PM
Be inspired by the Walker’s collection and 75th celebration to create some art to take home and share.