Garden Grill by D’Amico

The Open Field Bar & Grill features classic Americana foods like angus beef/black bean burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, keg beer, and lemonade. Learn more

Meet the Artists in Residence

Machine Project from Los Angeles (July 20-29) and Marc Bamuthi Joseph from Oakland, California (August 15-18).

Come Create!

Drawing Club is about the social experience of art-making, collaboration and play. Come add your creative touch during weekly sessions open to local artists and the public alike.
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Calendar of Events

Recess Games with Grown-up Club

July 24, 2014 6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

Taylor Baldry, Recess Games with Grown-up Club

Grown-up Club connects and empowers wayward adults through a diverse monthly event series. This summer, join the club in reliving your glory days through recess-style games, such as Kick the Can and Capture the Flag, hosted on the Open Field’s grassy knoll. Get ready to dodge, run, and capture. Meet you on the knoll!

Drawing Club

July 24, 2014 4:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

Open Field’s Drawing Club invites participatory and collaborative drawing. The sessions are open to artists of all ages, abilities, and aesthetics, and led by the Drawing Club team.

Radical Presence opening

July 24, 2014
to 11:59 pm

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Pesher Compline

July 20, 2014 8:30 pm
to 9:30 pm

Brian Dowdy, director, Pesher Compline
In the twilight hour of three Sundays on Open Field, James Turrell’s Sky Pesher will come alive with an other-worldly play of light and music, as a small ensemble of choral artists gather to sing compline. In monastic Christianity, monks and their guests gather for compline at the day’s end, after which the entire community observes silence until morning. On Walker’s Open Field, singers and listeners will become, for a short time, a community joined by the shared experience of sound and silence, light and darkness, music and architecture.
The program features members of Cantus: Aaron Humble, Blake Morgan, Adam Reinwald, and Paul Rudoi

Mad King Thomas & Justin Maxwell present The Weather is Always Perfect (MSG)

July 19, 2014 9:00 pm
to 10:00 pm

Mad King Thomas with Justin Maxwell, The Weather is Always Perfect (in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden)
Mad King Thomas collaborates with playwright Justin Maxwell for their newest performance piece, The Weather is Always Perfect. A late-night happening in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, this performance includes destruction, grammar, a kiddie pool, and participatory elements. It’s inspired by Violet Jessop, who survived both the sinking of the Titanic and the Britannic, and who remembered to bring her toothbrush the second time. You should remember to bring your flashlight.

Organic Soil Solutions

July 19, 2014 2:00 pm
to 3:00 pm

Jake Voit, Organic Soil Solutions
Calling all urban gardeners! Come to the field to learn about soil solutions for improving your yards and gardens with urban agriculture expert Jake Voit. Bring a soil sample from home to analyze under a microscope, and hear the story of how Frogtown Farm is fixing the soil of their 3 acre farm.

Infant Massage

July 19, 2014 12:00 pm
to 1:00 pm

Monica Howell, Infant Massage
Infant massage is an age-old tradition in many cultures around the world. It provides a great opportunity for caregiver-child communication and bonding, while supporting baby’s physical well-being. Infant massage can help reduce the symptoms of colic and gas, improve quality of sleep, and teach baby about respectful, caring touch. Learn about the benefits of massage and practice basic strokes. Bring your baby (or baby doll) to practice, plus a blanket/mat for lawn seating. Massage oil and handouts provided.

Stereo Trees

July 19, 2014 12:00 pm
to 3:00 pm

Areca Roe, Stereo Trees

Artist Areca Roe invites you to Open Field’s Grove to investigate hanging stereo photographs using 3-D viewfinders. Be surprised and delighted as you’re immersed in a strangely realistic scene, transported to another space, and struck by the frozen-time aspect of the photographs.

Bio Scenic Travel Machine Transmits Information of Life on Earth

July 19, 2014 12:00 pm
to 3:00 pm

Sara Hanson, Bio Scenic Travel Machine Transmits Information of Life on Earth
Scopia Ploidy is traveling throughout Minneapolis to collect and share messages from you and your community. Send your message to unknown recipients – write your message on the satellite dish, the travel machine takes a photo of you, your message and the machine and adds it to the collection of portraits that are displayed inside of the machine and at bioscenic.com.

Get Soaked (with local muesli)

July 19, 2014 8:00 am
to 5:00 pm

Karen Norby, Get Soaked (with local muesli)
Learn to improve the nutritional benefits of your grains by soaking them, and revolutionize your breakfast eating at the same time. Get your hands dirty and create your own soaked muesli in a mason jar with dairy or dairy-free milk and fresh fruit, all while connecting deeper to how & what you eat for breakfast.