Jump over to the Walker for a jumble of joyously entertaining activities in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden! Spin around the sculptures and make your own art. Watch a beautiful dance performance, sing a few French tunes, and move to the sounds of the blues. All activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. In case of heavy rain, outdoor events will be canceled, not rescheduled.
Dance in the grass or sit back and watch Ragamala Dance Theater. Wearing traditional costumes, the company performs Indian folk tales in the South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam.
12 NOON-4 PM
ART-MAKING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: BITS AND PIECES
Use natural and industrial materials to create individual pieces of a large sculpture to be on display all day. Led by artist Jean Humke.
FRENCH SINGING WORKSHOP
Sing along during this engaging performance of old and new French children's folk songs for kids and adults alike. Led by Rosemary Nadolsky, performer and instructor at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.
FAMILY DANCE TOUR: DANCE WITH DEREK
Learn about and move around your favorite sculptures in the Garden. Led by dance artist-teacher Derek Phillips.
Join Nikki Matteson and Rich Rue for some good blues! Sixteen-year-old singer-guitarist Matteson has performed around Minnesota and on the radio show A Prairie Home Companion. Rue plays with the band Mike Merz and the Can O' Worms, which performed during Free First Saturday last October.
FREE FIRST SATURDAYS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY COLDWELL BANKER BURNET.
SATURDAY FAMILY PROGRAMMING IS MADE POSSIBLE BY TARGET STORES, DAYTON'S, AND THE JAY AND ROSE PHILLIPS FAMILY FOUNDATION.