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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
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Meet the Artists in Residence

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

Acoustic Campfire with Eric Mayson & Lydia Liza and The Ericksons

July 31, 2014 8:00 pm
to 10:00 pm

Eric Mayson & Lydia Liza, 8 PM


Lydia (Bomba de Luz) and Eric (Crunchy Kids) are new friends. They have new songs together. They will bring old friends and play them! They’ve been practicing exclusively at campfires, so the music will feel like, comfy, you know? At home.

The Ericksons, 9 PM

Minneapolis-based duo the Ericksons has been crafting their own unique style of soulful, honest, indie-folk music since 2006. Sisters Bethany Valentini and Jenny Kapernick’s emotive sound is inspiring, powerful and captivating. They have three albums under their belt, the latest of which, The Wild, garnered much acclaim in Minnesota. The duo is set to release their fourth, Bring Me Home, this fall.

Star Trek: a narrated yogic adventure!

July 31, 2014 7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

YogaQuest, Star Trek: a narrated yogic adventure!
YogaQuest is a uniquely geeky blend of yoga and fan-fiction story-telling! Join us as a narrator and a certified yoga instructor lead the class through a yoga routine designed to improve strength, balance, and flexibility, while making exercise riotously fun!

Bring your own mat or towel.

Don’t You Feel It Too?

July 31, 2014 6:30 pm
to 7:30 pm

Marcus Young and Grace Minnesota, Don’t You Feel It Too?

Photo by Zoe Prinds-Flash of Aki Shibata

Do something to restore the spirit! Join us for Don’t You Feel It Too?, a practice of truthful dancing, playful provocation, social healing, and personal liberation. It’s also ridiculously fun.
Bring your favorite music, headphones, and wear shoes you can dance in. The first 20 minutes you will receive instructions, then we transcend our fear and dance around the Open Field. Find more information here.

Recess Games with Grown-up Club

July 31, 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, Far Away So Close

July 31, 2014 6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

Keith Braafladt and Margaret Pezalla: Drawing, Far Away So Close
 
Come to Open Field to engage in some wonderfully experimental art making. Make a drawing only you can see (through a microscope) or sketch a scene so distant you can only view it through a telescope. Keith Braafladt and Margaret Pezalla are two artists fascinated with drawing and looking for the nearly invisible. Join them for an evening of lovely and surprising drawing.

Scooper the Clown invites you to play “Find your Spot”

July 31, 2014 6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

Shannon Forney as Scooper the Red Nose Clown, Scooper the Clown invites you to play “Find your Spot”
 

Scooper the Clown invites you to play “Find your Spot”; a crowd mapping game that allows strangers to get to know each other by ‘finding your spot’ in response to the host’s directions. “Find your spot if you live in zip code 55106. Find your spot if you took public transportation to get here today. Find your spot if this is your first time at Open Field!”

Look Sideways, Listen Close: 100 scores for Open Field

July 31, 2014 5:00 pm
to 6:30 pm

Look Sideways, Listen Close
100 scores for Open Field

 
This month, the Walker is publishing a very limited edition deck of 100 event scores written by Rachel Jendrzejewski especially for Open Field – and we want YOU to launch them to life! Alone or with friends, come explore the field, your impulses, and the surrounding city through playful prompts designed to sharpen senses and stoke imaginations. Take a card home with you as a souvenir, or gift one to a stranger on the street.

Drawing Club

July 31, 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.

Mindfulness: Be Here Now TM

July 31, 2014
to 11:59 pm

Moment HealthTM, a UnitedHealth Group business, Mindfulness: Be Here Now

Imagine a practice that fills you with positive energy, strengthens relationships and allows stress and distractions to give way to focus and self-awareness. This is mindfulness, the practice of being fully present in each moment with a stance of receptivity, openness, acceptance and non-judgment. The Walker Art Center and Moment Health, a UnitedHealth Group business, invite you to learn more about the science behind mindfulness, engage in a brief group mindfulness meditation and feel first-hand the impact this time honored practice can have on your life.

Session times:
5:15-5:30 PM
5:45-6:00 PM
6:15-6:30 PM
6:45-7:00 PM

Pesher Compline

July 27, 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