What’s summer without pickles? Come and partake in the wonderful world of pickling on the Walker’s Open Field. Watch in awe with a growling stomach as local chefs and brothers, Chris and Rhett Roberts demo the art of melon rind pickling and surprise the crowd with pickling some unexpected objects. Taunt your palate further as chef-farmer Nick Schneider makes sauerkraut and introduces you to the world of lacto-fermentation. Providing a glimpse into what it takes to win a State Fair Blue Ribbon, pickling and canning expert Barb Schaller will be in conversation with local writer Andy Sturdevant. Bring a jar from your own pantry to have it signed by Schaller. Strike a pose with either your favorite jar of pickles or with Dilly, the Gedney Pickle, as a caricature artist commemorates the moment. To round out the pickling panoply, draw a pickle still life at Drawing Club then pickle film with the Walker’s own Associate Curator of Film/Video, Dean Otto.
Come in from the cold and see some art: Free gallery admission through February 7.