Wednesday, June 7, 2017

6.7.17 Invitation to the Sculpture Garden Grand Opening

This invitation is sent from the Walker Art Center and the MPRB regarding this weekend's sculpture garden opening ceremony should you wish you attend.


Dear Dakota Oyate Elders and Mediation Participants:

Writing with thanks for your leadership and support in our efforts to find a respectful place of resolution around Scaffold and to extend an invitation to you all—as well as friends and family---to join us  as we open the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden this Saturday, June 10, 2017:

From 10 am to 6 pm that day, there will be an array of free family-friendly events onsite across the newly renovated gardens, including hand-on art-making activities, DJs, Blue Bunny Ice Cream, and giveaways including free tree seedlings from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Food trucks will also be on-site.

Event Highlights Include

Official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, 12 noon

Join the Walker and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board for the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden’s official opening.

Activity: Extrapolation Factory, 10 am–5 pm

Learn about the natural habitats in the Garden and discover how you can help protect those spaces. Extrapolation Factory’s project creates an experimental habitat that will be deployed around the Walker campus.

Art-Making: Mix Up, 10 am–3 pm

Design a new image of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Create a one-of-a-kind drawing with crayons by mixing and matching metal stencils with artist Carolyn Swiszsz.

Free Gallery Admission: June 1–10

Visit the Walker between June 1 (from 5 pm) and 10 to enjoy free gallery admission.

It would be a pleasure to see you again.

With gratitude and utmost respect,

Olga Viso
Executive Director
Walker Art Center

Jayne Miller
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board