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 2010

Commons Radio

The airwaves of Open Field will be home to Commons Radio, a continuously evolving playlist of music, podcasts, mix tapes, and streaming audio from around the world. Tune in near the Open Lounge on portable radios available at the Tool Shed.

Drawing Club 2010

Thursdays, 2–5 pm 2010

Here’s how this collaborative drawing experiment works: The public is invited to doodle, sketch, or paint during sessions hosted by local artists to add to a pool of collectively created artworks. Art supplies are provided on large tables in shaded areas of the Open Lounge. Start a new drawing or select one in progress from [...]

Free First Saturdays 2010
Saturday, June 5, July 3, August 7, September 4 Free gallery admission, 10 am–5 pm Family activities, 10 am–3 pm

Share your creativity with other families in a series of four outdoor Free First Saturdays. Join us for live music, stories, shows, and art-making activities—including the Drawing Club. Activities recommended for ages 6 to 12. Click here for more information on specific activities each month. Free First Saturday is sponsored by Sponsor Program support As [...]

August 4–September 4 2010

Founded in 1995, Futurefarmers is a San Francisco–based interdisciplinary collective of artists aligned through an open practice of making art that is socially, politically, and environmentally relevant. Futurefarmers’ projects often involve a residency that engages an institution and its community. Many of the group’s activities are conducted in the spirit of free or radical schools [...]

mnartists.org Field Day
Thursday, August 19, 2–9 pm 2010

After last year’s rousing success, Field Day returns with fresh events and activities celebrating Minnesota artists and art supporters. Picnic on the grass, socialize with fellow artists, share your creative energy in Drawing Club, and challenge your friends in kickball, croquet, or camera tag, Join plein-air painters in capturing scenes from the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden [...]

Open Exposure
Sunday, July 11, 1–9 pm Free 2010

Featuring Tapes ‘N Tapes, Eyedea & Abilities, and Total Babe Sunday, July 11, 1–9 pm Free Walker Open Field/Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Soak in the sun and take in the sounds of Tapes ‘N Tapes, Eyedea & Abilities, Total Babe, and four high school bands on the Walker’s rolling hillside. This daylong festival of music brings [...]

July 20–August 8 2010

The improvised construction of a schoolhouse built from scrap materials is at the heart of Red76’s three-week Open Field project called Surplus Seminar. Designed and built in an experiential, collaborative way, using the hands and minds of whoever wants to help, the Anywhere/Anyplace Academy (A/AA) becomes a living metaphor for the project’s exploration of the [...]

Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Day
Free gallery admission, 11 am–9 pm Family activities, 1–7 pm

During the third weekend of July, more than 80 institutions in 30 cities across the country will participate in this free family event. Thanks to Target, Walker visitors receive free gallery admission and can take part in a variety of activities. Look for crash courses in drawing, dance, music, and design at the Family Art [...]