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Open Field 2012


What is Open Field? Maybe because it welcomes everybody and is game for (almost) anything, going into its third year we’re still finding ways to define this summerlong experiment—and still finding surprises. So far, it seems like the ultimate mix of public spaces: a patio, a recreational field, a playground, a stage, a beer garden, a hangout, and every once in a while, a zoo. It’s a different type of park, where town square meets community green meets cultural commons. It’s a place for social and creative exchange. Join us, and find your own way to describe Open Field.

Bring Your Program to Open Field

More than 200 individuals and groups have contributed to this festival of community-sourced activities. Now it’s your turn to share what you know—your talents, skills, and passions—or take a leap and try something new. To find out how to get your program on the summer lineup, visit the Open Field website or Facebook.

Target Free Thursday Nights

Thursdays, 5–9 pm
Open Field is the place to meet friends old and new and take part in an eclectic mash-up of free events. Outside, enjoy music, demonstrations, Drawing Club, drink specials at the Garden Grill, and all manner of planned and spontaneous activities. Head inside for free gallery admission, free films, and more.

Garden Grill by D’Amico

Grand Opening: Saturday, June 2
Tuesday–Sunday, 11 am–5 pm
Thursday Happy Hour, 5–10 pm
Enjoy a leisurely al fresco lunch, meet for afternoon snacks, or let the kids eat-and-run free while you enjoy happy hour.

Tool Shed

Rummage through the shed and find a thousand and one ways to play! Games and lawn toys for all ages, art supplies, sports equipment, musical instruments, and much more are all free for checkout and use on the field.

Funding

Open Field is sponsored by

Major support for Open Field is generously provided by the Margaret and Angus Wurtele Family Foundation.