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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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 duo from the Georgia Institute of Technology, explore the evolution of the kitchen as a place where knowledge, culture, and community are shared. Teaming up with University of Minnesota scholars and students, they will consider it from an array of vantage points—studio art, landscape architecture, food systems, urban planning, design, ceramics, public health, cultural studies, theater, engineering, and more—and reconceive its components, structure, and functions. Ultimately they will design and build a new kind of kitchen as a modular, public “lab” that can go anywhere. They envision a place that welcomes people for experiences with food, and in the process sparks new kinds of social interaction and civic engagement.