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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Past Programs

Drawing Club

Weekly, Thursdays 2–7 pm (June 9–September 1)

The first rule of Drawing Club: What’s made at Drawing Club stays at Drawing Club. Open Field Drawing Club with mnartists.org is a free weekly Walker Open Field program that invites participatory and collaborative drawing and discussion. Drawing Club meets every Thursday afternoon at the picnic tables on the Open Field Grove. Drawing Club is [...]

Machine Project

July 19–July 29

With Summer Jubilee, LA-based collective Machine Project presents two weeks of activities and experiments, many specifically created for Open Field and Walker audiences. Highlights include activity filled days on Thursday, July 21 and 28. Machine collaborators will experiment inside the Walker and around the entire campus. Part of the fun is not knowing what to expect!

Marc Bamuthi Joseph

August 15–18

Living Classroom Thursday, August 18, 2–9 pm Free Walker Open Field Conversation in any way you can imagine: over ping-pong, on the dance floor, and at the drawing table. Join spoken-word/theater artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph and collaborators for a day on Open Field. Come hang out and exchange ideas with artists exploring “what sustains life [...]


Saturday–Sunday, June 4–5, 9 pm–6 am

Come work the Nightshift at the Walker Art Center. Pull an all-nighter at the Walker as you attend live headphone concerts in the outdoor Skyspace chamber, gather around for bedtime stories with local writers, poets, and songwriters, or drift off to never-never land with performance artist Marcus Young’s lullaby experiment. Bring your sleeping bag and [...]