Free First Saturday: Sculpture Garden Shindig
September 1, 2018
10am–3pm, Walker Art Center
Free First Saturdays feature free gallery admission on the first Saturday of every month, plus performances, games, art-making, and kids’ films from 10 am to 3 pm. Family friendly food options are available or bring something from home to snack on in the lounge or in the garden.
School’s back in session, but there’s still fun to be had on Free First Saturday. Spend the day in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden! Learn some little-known facts about the art, build your own kinetic sculpture and enjoy the last sunny days of summer.
Art-Making: Wind Sculptures
10 am–3 pm
Daniel Buren’s Voile/Toile—Toile/Voile is made up of striped, colorful paintings, which the artist calls “canvases that sail the wall.” Sitting underneath these sails, you can use recycled materials to build a wind chime that also responds to and flutters in the wind. Led by teaching artist Roman Feldhahn.
Music Workshop: Learn to Play the Ukulele
10 am–3 pm
Did you know that the ukulele is one of the simplest and most fun instruments to learn? Approachable Music
—whose mission is to make learning music easier and more accessible—will be in the Garden with over 30 ukuleles. Pick one up and give it a try!
Native Youth Arts Collective
Create a communal paint-by-number design that involves tech and art with the Native Youth Arts Collective and Caroline Karanja. Then, meet the Youth artists and learn about their newest project, “The Internet of Things.”
Caroline Karanja is a software developer, digital designer and consultant based in Minneapolis. Karanja helps organizations, large and small, to assess their technology needs and design and implement the most efficient solutions. Karanja also writes a children’s book series, Code Play, to teach technology concepts to young kids. Find her at carolinekaranja.com
Sensory Friendly Sunday
Sunday, September 2, 8am–11am
This monthly event is designed for adults, teens, and kids with sensory processing differences or autism spectrum disorder and their families. Get together to make art, explore the exhibitions, watch a short film, or just hang out in a different setting.
The galleries will be closed to the general public, allowing visitors to enjoy the museum in a calm environment with accommodations such as quiet spaces, noise-canceling headphones, and fidgets.
Sensory Friendly Sunday was developed in consultation with the Autism Society of Minnesota (AuSM) and the University of Minnesota’s Occupational Therapy Program.
Explore: Mini Golf
Play a round of sensory friendly Skyline Mini Golf at your own pace!
Make Art: Cyanotype Printmaking
Learn the cyanotype printing process using photo paper, a UV lamp, and an assortment of objects with teaching artist Simone Needles.