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

Free First Saturday: Performance Play

August 2, 2014
to 11:59 pm

Enjoy outdoor adventures inspired by nature, play, art, theater and more. With free gallery admission and artist-designed adventures from 10 AM-3 PM for kids ages 6-12, the first Saturday of the month is a family-friendly-free-for-all.

Walk With Me Group Walk

August 2, 2014 1:20 pm
to 2:00 pm

Paige Tighe, Walk With Me

Let’s all hold hands together. Celebrating three weeks of individual hand holding sessions, Paige Tighe would like you to come to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and hold hands with a stranger. Focusing on breaking down boundaries and building new friendships, participants will walk for ten to fifteen minutes exploring what it means to open yourself up to the mystery of unstructured time and explore space with a stranger. Afterwards, you will write about what you learned.

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.

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

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.

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.

Open Field Social

August 7, 2014 5:30 pm
to 7:30 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.

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!