MINNEAPOLIS SCULPTURE GARDEN 15TH-ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
USE YOUR OUTSIDE VOICE


JUNE 13: ROCK THE GARDEN WITH WILCO
JUNE 14: GARDEN PARTY
WALKER ART CENTER/MINNEAPOLIS SCULPTURE GARDEN

Limber up your lungs because the summer's first outdoor festival is worth shouting about! The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden's 15th-anniversary celebration begins on Friday night with Rock the Garden, an outdoor concert featuring Chicago-based Wilco. You'll be dancing in the street! On Saturday, enjoy a free Garden Party for families featuring the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and guest vocalist Cassandra Wilson, live world-music performances, art-making activities, and much more.

The sky's the limit during this weekend celebration!

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a collaboration between the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.



ROCK THE GARDEN UPDATE: May 12, 2003

1) Set times have been finalized for the event. Here's the lineup:
Fog: 5:15 pm
The Bad Plus: 6:30 pm
Wilco: 8 pm
Rod Smith will play tunes between sets.


2) Volunteer for Rock the Garden and Saturday's Garden Party!
We need capable hands to help us with ticketing, event set up, art activities, and more. Groups are welcome. To sign up, email Kym Simmons, Volunteer Coordinator with the following information: name, address, phone, email, event preference, shirt size, group size, company affiliation or employer (optional). Please use "MSG Volunteer" as the subject line for your email.

3) Parking will be in short supply for Rock the Garden and the Garden Party.
Carpooling and parking off-site is recommended. Metro Transit will provide free bus rides on June 13 from 3 pm-12 midnight for Rock the Garden ticket holders. Coupons for a free ride home from the Garden Party on June 14 are also available. Click here for a map of downtown Minneapolis parking ramps.



   Target presents Walker After Hours
ROCK THE GARDEN with WILCO
SPECIAL GUESTS: THE BAD PLUS AND FOG


FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2003, 4-11 PM

ADVANCE TICKET PRICES    
$26 ($15 Walker members)


DAY OF EVENT
$30 ($20 Walker members)


New Walker members receive one free ticket when they join. Call 612.375.7622.

ROCK THE GARDEN IS SOLD OUT.
Don't forget to come to the Garden Party on Saturday, June 14, featuring performances by Bill T. Jones and Cassandra Wilson and a host of art activities in the Sculpture Garden.



  
Wilco
photo: Paul Natkin



The Bad Plus (left)
photo: Paul Floyd

Fog (right)
photo: Tom Herbers     
    
We're turning the Walker inside out for Rock the Garden with Wilco! The doors will be open and the street will be closed for this special outdoor event featuring the innovative instrumentation and folk-pop minimalism of Wilco, with special guests The Bad Plus and Fog. Relax and enjoy the sounds, sculptures, and sky. Refresh your spirit with an outdoor art activity or an indoor tour of Strangely Familiar: Design and Everyday Life, the Walker's latest exhibition. Refresh your self with beer, burgers, and brats back on the street. The party starts at 4 pm--purchase your tickets early, space is limited.

INFORMATION: 612.375.7622
All ticket sales are final. Event takes place rain or shine.
Gates open at 4 pm. Arrive early to avoid lines.
Parking is limited to area lots, ramps, and the street.
Food and beverages will be on sale from 4-10:30 pm. (No outside food or beverages allowed.)
ID required to purchase alcohol.
Walker lobby, Shop, and the exhibition will be open.
Cash machine on-site.
Bags are subject to search.

METRO TRANSIT
FREE ROCK THE GARDEN bus rides: Ride free from 3 pm to 12 midnight on June 13 with your event ticket. Take the bus to the Garden Party on June 14, and get a free ride home coupon from the Metro Transit information booth. Routes 4, 6, 12, and 28 serve the Walker. For schedules and route information, call 612.373.3333 or visit www.metrotransit.org.

Walker After Hours and Rock the Garden are sponsored by Target. Promotional assistance provided by Star Tribune and Cities 97. Beer provided by Summit Brewing Co.


      A GARDEN PARTY!
SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2003, 11:30 AM-4 PM

FREE FAMILY DAY


photo: Dan Dennehy
Raise your outside voice in celebration of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden's 15th anniversary!

LIVE WORLD-MUSIC SCENE, 11:30 AM-3:30 PM
Local performers engage kids of all ages with the music of Latin-American, Asian, and African cultures throughout the day. Featuring The Schubert Club Gamelan Ensemble, Yawo and Les Fils Attivon, and Beira Mar Brasil.

CELEBRATION PERFORMANCE: THE BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE DANCE COMPANY, WITH GUEST VOCALIST CASSANDRA WILSON, 2 PM

This 70-minute landmark collaboration with legendary singer Cassandra Wilson features past and recent works from the company's 20-year repertoire choreographed by Bill T. Jones.

ART ACTION TENTS, 11:30 AM-3:30 PM

Stop by the tents to create masks to wear in the parade, build your own percussion instrument, design a home for a fast-growing plant, and decorate an artful flower petal to add to a community garden.

FILM: CHANG, 12:30 pm AUDITORIUM

A family in northern Thailand struggles against natural disasters and wild animals in this 1927 silent classic. Watch for effects that may have influenced Disney's The Jungle Book. Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. U.S., color-tinted, silent, 67 minutes. Screens in the Cowles Conservatory from 12 noon to 5 pm.

COOL GALLERIES AND TOURS

Artsy Animals in the Garden, 11 am, 12 noon, and 1 pm
Join families on a search for wonderful and wild imaginary animals found in artworks in the Garden.
Gallery Tour, 12 noon.

GARDEN PARADE

Families are invited to make noisy and colorful party favors, then join in a parade of music and art that winds all through the Garden at the end of the day.

FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS

A great selection of savories, sweets, and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the day.

The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden 15th Anniversary Celebration is made possible by generous support from Accenture and Fredrikson & Byron P.A. Children's Programs are made possible by the Best Buy Children's Foundation. Additional support provided by the Lila-Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and Toro Company. Promotional assistance provided by Star Tribune and Cities 97.