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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Propose Your Activity

Welcome to Open Field 2014!

Interested in engaging the Open Field community with your activity this summer? Whether you intend to lead a lively balloon animal workshop or a performance illustrating the secret life of plankton, begin the process by proposing your idea using the tools below. Please send any inquiries to open.field@walkerart.org.

Propose Your Activity

Open Field is an opportunity to engage people in new and creative ways. In each of its previous summer seasons, the field was home to more than 100 public-created activities that all have one thing in common: they exhibit a spirit of play, sharing, and social interaction.

Here Are A Few Examples

Amanda Lovelee’s It is Always Someone’s Birthday, So Let’s Celebrate served cake to participants as they made birthday cards for local nursing home residents.

In his activity Big String Thing, Mike Haeg taught basic string figures, and then led participants through creating large-scale figures as a group.

Taylor Baldry’s Conversationalist’s Café facilitated conversations between strangers using a series of prompts.

Art Swap, a project by Angela Sprunger, invited participants to leave a piece of art for a stranger, and take a new piece of art with them.

From June 14 onward, you’re invited to bring your ideas to the field. View Field Etiquette and Tips and FAQs for help on how to make your program a success. Start sharing your creativity on the field by visiting the Proposal Form.