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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

Fluxus Running Club

August 7, 2014 7:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

Mike Haeg, Fluxus Running Club
In a nod to the Fluxus movement, Mike Haeg gives you the instructions below and a Fluxus compass with one score to perform: Get Lost
Runners! Walkers! Rollers! Let the Fluxus compass be your guide. Meet at the center of the Open Field, stretch and be ready. The starting gun is at 7:15 sharp. The first 50 participants get their own Fluxus compass to keep.

Walk With Me

August 7, 2014 6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

Paige Tighe, Walk With Me

How often do you hold hands? Focusing on breaking down boundaries and building new friendships, Paige Tighe will take you out of your everyday routine and into a thirty to forty five minute walk holding hands. Sounds scary? It isn’t. Afterwards you will write or draw about your experience with Paige.

Blueprint Laboratory

August 7, 2014 6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

SunsetGun Productions, Blueprint Laboratory
 
Acclaimed performance artist Candy Simmons asks the public to step into her research laboratory and contribute to the creation process of her newest one-woman play, The Blueprint Project. Adding a special stop to her national interview tour, she invites the Open Field community into her creation process to help her investigate what it means to be a woman in America today. Add your voice to an exciting arts project via a community blackboard OR have a seat for a more intimate one-on-one interview with Candy OR stop by the listening station to hear what others across the country have to say about this hot-button topic.

Art + Library Picnic

August 7, 2014 6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

Library as Incubator Project, Art + Library Picnic

There are so many different ways to use library books and other materials to “spark” your creativity. Sample a few of them at the Art + Library Picnic, where the Library as Incubator Project presents a menu of creativity exercises that draw inspiration from the shelves of local libraries.
 
For teens + adults. Materials provided. Bring a picnic dinner to eat after the class!

Tie-dye on the Field

August 7, 2014 6:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

Come tie-dye with the Neverland Players! We’ll have all the materials you need to make a totally rad design, including shirts! Or, if you prefer, feel free to bring your own items to tie-dye!

Open Field Social

August 7, 2014 5:00 pm
to 7:00 pm

Bring a friend, make a friend, meet the face behind that twitter handle! Join our hosts Laura Brown (@laurabrownart), Katie O’Reilly (@cleverkate), and Nicole Weiler (@nicycle) for an Open Field social mixer that aims to make friend-ing easy and fun.

BYOR (Bring Your Own Radio) and Tailgate

August 7, 2014 5:00 pm
to 8:00 pm

Bad At Sports, the Chicago-based art podcast, and the Texas-based mobile art residency Cargo Space team up with mnartists.org for a radio broadcast and tailgate at Open Field. Bring a blanket, picnic, and shortwave radio to listen to interviews with Minnesota’s art luminaries.

FAQS:
Can I bring a grill? What about drinks? Please leave your grill at home, but feel free to bring food! Hot dogs are also available for purchase at the Dog House. You may bring your own non-alcoholic drinks, or purchase alcohol at the Open Field cash bar.

Who will be interviewed? Rural America Contemporary Art (RACA) Editor-In-Chief, Brian Frink, painter David Rathman, and sculptor Amy Toscani

What’s the radio frequency? Stay tuned to @mnartistsdotorg and signage on the field for the radio frequency.

Drawing Club

August 7, 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.

Pesher Compline

August 3, 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

Metro Sketchers

August 3, 2014 12:00 pm
to 3:00 pm

Join members of Metro Sketchers as they draw in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Bring your own art materials and join in!

MetroSketchers is a free sketching group that gathers the first Sunday of each month at sites unique to the Twin Cities area with the mission to encourage everyone to get out in the world and draw. The general public and all ages and levels of drawing experience are welcome.