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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Open Field 2012

Acoustic Campfire
Selected Thursdays 8 pm (June 7–August 30)

A great way to wind-down after Target Free Thursday Nights. Close out the evening with local musicians performing intimate acoustic sets. Join in a sing-along or just take in the music while savoring a summer sunset. This summer’s line up: June 7: Hummingbirds Lynne O’Brien, Sarina Yospin, and Kestrel Feiner-Homer combine ukelele, guitar, banjo, and [...]

Drawing Club
Every Thursday, 4 - 8 pm, June 7 - August 30

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 will meet every Thursday from 4pm to 8pm at the picnic tables on Open Field from [...]

Free First Saturdays
June 2, July 7, August 4, and September 1, 10 am–3 pm

With free gallery admission and artist designed adventures from 10 am to 3 pm for kids ages 6–12, the first Saturday of each month is a family-friendly-free-for-all on Open Field. Check out the Tool Shed with tons of stuff to make your own fun, or set the kids free in the Walker’s big green backyard [...]

Internet Cat Video Festival 2012

August 30th, 8:30 pm, Walker Open Field View the playlist of videos screened at #catvidfest here after the event. And click here for a playlist of honorable mentions. While normally viewed alone on a computer screen, our unofficial cat-lady-in-residence invites you to come gather together on the field and LOL in the presence of others [...]

Kitchen Lab Residency
June 19 - 30

Open Field Artist Residency Kitchen Lab: A Mobile Hearth for Collectivist Action Today’s kitchen is something of an oddity. Many people do little if any actual cooking there, yet it remains the heart of the home, and an inevitable center at most any social gathering. During a two-week residency, Carl and Betsy DiSalvo, a design-and-research [...]

Northern Spark at Open Field
9 pm Sat. June 9 – 6 am Sun. June 10

THE WALKER HOSTS A NIGHT OF ARTIST INTERVENTIONS AND ACTIVITIES INSPIRED BY THE CONVIVIAL, COLLABORATIVE, AND EPHEMERAL ATMOSPHERE OF OPEN FIELD June 9– 10, 2012 9pm–6am Walker Art Center is keeping the lights on again for this year’s Northern Spark festival with a gathering inspired by the convivial, collaborative, and ephemeral atmosphere of Open Field. Gather [...]

ROLU Residency
July 17 - 29

Open Field Artist Residency When Does Something Become Something Else? The Apparent is the Bridge to the Real. Adjust your perceptions with ROLU. For their two-week residency, they have developed a series of hands-on public activities organized around the ideas and people that have influenced them, as well as their wide-ranging interests: landscape and architectural [...]

Target Free Thursday Nights
Thursdays 5–9 pm

Each week on Target Free Thursday Nights, the Walker Art Center welcomes you to enjoy free gallery admission and programs from 5–9 pm. Thanks to Target, you can enjoy an exhibition, take in a lecture, watch a film, make art, and ask questions. During Open Field, Thursday nights are a soiree of the unexpected, a [...]