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Teen Takeover: Where Art Thou?

A Youth-Curated Event Presented by the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council

Where have you been? Where are you going?

Take part in a mash-up of cultural exchange, time travel, live music and performances, and art-making, along with on-site projects by local artists, at this free event presented by the Walker Art Center Teen Arts Council (WACTAC). RSVP on Facebook and submit art for a youth art zine.

Art Activity: Self-Construction, 5–8 pm

Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Explore your creativity and style by making cardboard and cloth tiles that will become the walls of a giant fort located in the Cargill Lounge.

Art Activity: Fort Walker, 5–8:30 pm

Cargill Lounge
Come check out the enormous collectively teen-decorated structure—add the piece you made down in the Art Lab to the surface of the creation! Don’t forget to come back at the end of the event to take a tile home!

Art Activity: Vinyl Vandals with Dusty Signs, 5–7:30 pm

General Mills Hennepin Lounge
Leave your mark on a WACTAC-take of graffiti-inspired art on the windows of the Hennepin Lounge, led by artist Dusty Signs.

The Attic: Food. Music. Kick-it., 5:30–7:30 pm

Garden Terrace Room, Level 8
Use your unique cultural palette and taste buds to make delicious bites of food while rocking out to Radio K’s Those Meddling Kids. Keep it going by getting wild with strangers, friends, and interactive projections from Minneapolis Art on Wheels.

Projection: Manifesto, 5–9 pm

U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge
WACTAC aims to encourage conversations between teens, the world, and art—projected onto “the Rock” is WACTAC’s manifesto for the museum of the future in a multitude of languages for your viewing pleasure and comprehension.

Gallery Performance: Reaction, 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 pm

Various galleries
Experience brand new performance pieces tailored to the Walker’s galleries and executed by the bold and straight-up swag of Jaime Carrera and his exceptional teenage team. These short performances will pop-up in a different gallery each time.

Dance Performance: Al Taw’am and We’re Muslim Don’t Panic, 6 and 7 pm

Levitt Hennepin Lobby
You’ll be floored by these incredible dance crews that push the boundaries of movement, style, and perception.

Musical Performance: Bomba De Luz, 8 pm

Garden Terrace Room
Listen to the hottest and most exhilarating folk-rock group that sound waves will ever have the pleasure of carrying to your eardrums.


Walker Teen Programs sponsored by


Program support

The Walker Art Center’s Teen Programs are made possible by the Surdna Foundation and a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Teens get in free at the Walker, thanks to Wells Fargo.

Target Free Thursday Nights sponsored by