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Free First Saturday: Making It

Explore a range of artistic processes during gallery activities and art-making fun for the whole family.

Enjoy free gallery admission and family fun for all on the first Saturday of each month. Activities designed for kids ages 6 to 12 are offered from 10 am to 3 pm.

Art-Making: Process Painting, 10 am–3 pm

Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Join local artist/instructor Clea Felien for a workshop on the technique of painting. Combine new and classic styles to create an artwork of your own.

Activity: Portrait Play, 11 am–3 pm

Cargill Lounge
Find out how today’s artists approach the art of portraiture. Take a seat and get your portrait drawn by a local artist or stop by to observe their methods and techniques.

  • Anne Labovitz and Robin Schwartzman, 11 am–1 pm
  • Mark Fisher and Tracie Thompson, 1–3 pm

Film: Estefan, 10 am–5 pm

U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge
Estefan prides himself in his abilities as a hairdresser. Will he successfully meet his latest challenge? The frustration mounts as he attempts to please his client. Directed by Lauren Taylor, 2012, 7 minutes.

Film: Fired!, 10 am–3 pm

Lecture Room
In this silly and short family comedy, a dad is fired by his 7-year-old son and replaced by a younger model. Directed by Greg Ash, 2012, 21 minutes.

Gallery Activity: Poetic Response, 11 am–2 pm

Perlman Gallery
Wander your way through the exhibition Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take and create haiku poems with a tour guide.


Free First Saturday is sponsored by

Program support