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

Acoustic Campfire

Select Thursdays, June 19-August 7, 2014, 8pm-10pm Close out Target Free Thursday Nights with acoustic sets performed by local musicians as the sun goes down on the field. Our Summer Lineup: June 19 Jayanthi Kyle (Singer/guitarist of Black Audience, Gospel Machine, and Jayanthi and the Crybabies fame) The Two Tap Trio (Traditional Irish) June 26 [...]

Alison Knowles

July 10, 2014, 6-8 PM: Make A Salad Alison Knowles, a leading member of the Fluxus artist group, will be in residence with her collaborator, Joshua Selman, to re-stage her iconic event score Make a Salad on Open Field. The performance includes Knowles preparing a massive salad by chopping ingredients to live music, tossing it [...]

Chris Kallmyer

July 10-17, 2014: Baseball Day to Day Sound artist Chris Kallmyer is inspired by the rhythm of baseball, the mindful practice of playing catch, and the sounds of field maintenance. For his 2014 Open Field residency, he explores baseball on the domestic level—the way it ties generations, its unchanging presence in the American household for [...]

Drawing Club

Thursdays, June 19-August 14, 2014, 4-8pm Rain or Shine! Open Field’s Drawing Club invites participatory and collaborative drawing and discussion each Thursday from June 19-August 7. The sessions are open to artists of all ages, abilities, and aesthetics, and led by the Drawing Club team. Copresented with mnartists.org.

Free First Saturday

July 5 & August 2, 2014, 10am-3pm Enjoy outdoor adventures inspired by nature, play, art, theater and more. With free gallery admission and artist-designed adventures from 10am-3pm for kids ages 6-12, the first Saturday of the month is a family-friendly-free-for-all.

Internet Cat Video Festival

Thursday, August 14, 2014 Rain Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014 The Internet Cat Video Festival returns to its origins as a free community event on Open Field. This year’s festival will feature a new selection of cat videos programmed by Will Braden, creator of Henri Le Chat Noir. Braden has hosted several Cat Video Festival [...]

Northern Spark at the Walker

Saturday–Sunday, June 14–15, 2014 9 pm–6 am The lights stay on and the galleries remain open for Northern Spark , the annual city-wide dusk-to-dawn festival. Join us for a range of indoor and outdoor activities to engage curious all-night adventurers. The Garden Café by D’Amico and a range of food trucks stationed next to Open [...]

Target Free Thursday Nights

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 [...]

The Field Lab

June 19-August 7, 2014 This summer as part of Open Field, the Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab becomes an open laboratory and space for research and development for visiting and local artists. A cross between a library and archive, studio and classroom, the Field Lab will be an ever transforming place enlivened with ideas related [...]