Free First Saturday: Kids Film Festival

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Free First Saturday at Walker Art Centeris a Kids Film Festival this month. It will include animation, live-action, and 3-D shorts from all corners of the world. Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 5 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled from 10 [...]

Free First Saturday at the Walker – Painter’s Paradise

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Date:February 2, 2013 Time:10 am – 3 pm Place:Walker Art Center Price:Free This month’s Free First Saturday is  inspired by the new exhibition Painter Painter. Art-Making: Artists’ Studio, 10 am–3 pm Local artists Betsy Byers, Tara Costello, Kate Farstad, Joonja Lee Mornes, Jehra Patrick, and Eric Syvertson will be rotating throughout the day to show how they use paint in their [...]

Starting Over In The New Year

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When we married in the early 90s, I had a life plan that involved getting our teaching degrees, finding a small town in Wisconsin where we could both teach at the local high school and settling down to a small-town life.  My husband had other plans.  He wanted a few years to dedicate to his [...]

Free First Saturday: Wall-to-Wall Walker

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Free First Saturday This Saturday is already the December Free First Saturday at the Walker Art Center. This month’s theme is Wall-to-Wall Walker, their annual open house extravaganza. Walker will be offering fun family activities throughout the building. As always, gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am [...]

Experimental Expressions at the Walker’s Free First Saturday

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This month’s Free First Saturday is a perfect example of why the Walker is a perfect museum to visit with kids.  Kids are all about experimental expression.  If we let them, they can teach us a thing or two. This is kind of a quiet weekend, so why not take advantage and join the Walker [...]

Free First Saturday at Walker Art Center – Glorious Movement

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Another month has slipped by and its time for Free First Saturday at the Walker Art Center this weekend.  This month explore Glorious Movement throughout the galleries. Gallery admission is free from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but activities are only scheduled until 3:00 p.m.  As usual there will be tours, film screenings and art [...]

The Loop for the Weekend of September 29th and 30th

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phenoMNal twin cities It’s going to be beautiful this weekend.  If you want something to do outdoors right in Minneapolis, PhenoMNal Twin Cities suggests Open Streets Minneapolis 2012 – Harvest Fest.  This looks like a good excuse to ride your bikes as a family.  Stop along Lowry avenue for entertainment — including a magic stage [...]

Free First Saturday: Get Up and Read with Nancy Carlson – Saturday

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Somehow September has sneaked up on us.  Saturday is the first.  That means, Walker Art Center is hosting another Free First Saturday.  This month’s theme is “Get Up And Read”.  Perfect for back-to-school month.  Local children’s author and illustrator, Nancy Carlson, will be the featured artist. This is part of the Open Field program, so your [...]

Field of Reads at Open Field at Walker Art Center — Saturday

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Walker wants to make reading into a social activity with Field of Reads.  As in introvert, I’m not sure how I feel about this activity, but, for a family outing, this could be great fun. We could pack a blanket, a picnic and some books and just read together or side by side for an [...]

Free First Saturday at the Walker – Flashback

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Saturday is Free First Saturday at the Walker . Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 5 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm.  This month, activities include: Performance: Big Little Brother with local authors and illustrator Kevin Kling and Chris Monroe, Walker [...]

Free First Saturday at Walker is Featuring Foreign Flix This Month

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Free First Saturday at Walker Art Center is featuring Foreign Flix this month.  If you missed the last Childish Films or just really enjoyed it, hit the Walker for a daylong mini-festival of short movies and a Midwest exclusive screening of the feature-length Japanese animated film Oblivion Island. These short films will be shown in [...]

Fables and Fairy Tales at Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday This Weekend

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Gallery admission is free at the Walker Art Center this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This month’s theme is Fables and Fairy Tales.  Your family can jumble your favorite bedtime tales and storybook adventures while enjoying live performances, films, gallery adventures, and hands-on art-making. Activities include: Hmong Tiger Tales by Mu Performing Arts: [...]

Give A Gift of Family Fun This Year

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Are you looking for some last-minute gift ideas for your children or grandchildren?  Why not consider giving the gift of family fun this year.  Here are a few of my favorites. MINNESOTA SKI PASS All cross-country skiers on ski trails in State Parks, Forests or Trails, who are aged 16 and above must have a [...]

Free First Saturday at Walker Art Center – Saturday, December 3, 2011

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Walker Art Center is free on the first Saturday of each month. Families can enjoy live performances, films, gallery adventures, and hands-on art-making from 10 am–3 pm.  This month, it’s time for the Walker’s annual open house extravaganza! Visual art, film, and performance mix, mingle, and mesh through activities in every gallery. Watch a vintage [...]

Free First Saturday at Walker Art Center – Creative Collaborations – Saturday, November 5, 2011

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Free First Saturday is on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m with Creative Collaborations.  As always, gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month. Families can enjoy live performances, films, gallery adventures, and hands-on art-making. Activities are recommended for ages 6–12, but are easily adjusted for other ages. This [...]

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