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

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.

Play Catch, All Together

July 17, 2014 7:00 pm
to 9:00 pm

Join artist Chris Kallmyer and Twins organist Sue Nelson for a giant game of catch with a lemon twist.

Drawing Club

July 17, 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.

Let Them Eat Cake!

July 12, 2014 2:00 pm
to 3:00 pm

Genna Deprey, Let Them Eat Cake!
Join Twin Cities pastry chef Genna Deprey to practice your cake frosting.
Learn the secret to the perfect buttercream; try your hand at piping; eat some cake!

4×4 = 100 Dancing Outside

July 12, 2014 1:00 pm
to 1:30 pm

Laurie Van Wieren, 4×4 = 100 Dancing Outside
Watch 30 minutes of 100 choreographers performing simultaneously in individual 4′x4′ spaces, moving within a larger 40′x40′ square on the field. Laurie Van Wieren celebrates the Twin Cities flourishing dance scene with this score, exploring her role as both choreographer and curator.

Featuring Choreography By:

Berit Ahlgren
Arlys Alford
Gabriel Anderson
Nika Antuanette
Jennifer Arave
Emma Barber
Maggie Bergeron
Bonnie Berquam
Olive Bieringa
Blake Bolan
Yung-Tsi Bolon
Robert Bormon
Emma Beuchs
Charles Campbell
Tom Carlson
Michael Cohn
Beverly Cottman
Kenna Cottman
Angharad Davies
Baraka de Soleil
Ryan Dean
Mary Easter
Torre Edahl
Rachel Freeberg
Penny Freeh
Dylan Fresco
Emily Gastineau
Lazer Goese
Izzi Gorowsky
Susanne Grochett
Marilyn Habermas-Scher
Annika Hansen
Erika Hansen
Lara Hanson
Deborah Heltzer
Galen Higgens
Chris Holman
Judith Howard
Alison Hoyer
Colette Illarde
Jennifer Ilse
Pam Plagge Isaac
Margaret E. Johnson
Justin Jones
Tom Kanthak
Ellen Keane
Robert Keo
Missa Kes
Tara King
Heather Klopchin
Amy Lamphere
Nick LeMere
Jim Lieberthal
Erin Liebhard
Coral Lusty
Jennifer Mack
Theresa Madaus
Dustin Maxwell
Megan Mayer
Tammara Melloy
Kaleena Miller
Julia Moser-Hardy
Kara Motta
Billy Mullaney
Blake Nellis
Leah Nelson
Jael O’Hare
Akiko Ostlund
Jane Peck
Sharon Picasso
Otto Ramstad
Matthew Regan
Sally Rousse
Stacy Sabin
Sherry Saterstrom
Chris Schlichting
April Sellers
Anat Shinar
Svitlana Shtilman
Sean Smuda
Michael Sommers
Aneka Starlashay
Edna Stevens
Darrius Strong
Paul Stucker
Deborah Jinza
Jennifer Theodore
Monica Thomas
Morgan Thorson
Kristin Van Loon
Pramila Vasudevan
Vanessa Voskuil
Jeffrey Wells
Arwen Wilder
Josie Winship
Chris Yaeger
Nan Zosel