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Winter Walkerland, Meet Free First Saturday

On February’s Free First Saturday, the Walker Art Center was bursting to the seams with families of all ages, ranging from babies in strollers, to energetic elementary-school kids, to delighted grandparents. Everyone made the trek for Winter Walkerland, a jubilant celebration of the Walker’s 75th anniversary. Visitors were astounded by the bevy of choices available to […]

On February’s Free First Saturday, the Walker Art Center was bursting to the seams with families of all ages, ranging from babies in strollers, to energetic elementary-school kids, to delighted grandparents. Everyone made the trek for Winter Walkerland, a jubilant celebration of the Walker’s 75th anniversary. Visitors were astounded by the bevy of choices available to them: they could ice skate in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, make watercolor masterpieces in the Art Lab, sip hot cocoa in the café, and ask experts their burning questions about art. And that was just the beginning!

A young visitor prepares to ask a question about art at Hotline

A young visitor prepares to ask a question about art at Hotline

These kids were enthralled by Erwin Wurm's Truck

These kids were enthralled by Erwin Wurm’s Truck

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Enjoying a break from all the excitement

Using foam and wire, families made three-dimensional masks and sculptures

Using foam and wire, visitors made three-dimensional crowns, masks, and sculptures

Families worked together to make art

Families worked together to make art

Hanging out at the Art Lab

Hanging out at the Art Lab

...while others sipped on homemade hot cocoa

Some kids stayed warm by drinking hot cocoa…

...while others dressed up for the occasion

…while others dressed up for the occasion

It was a beautiful day for ice skating in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

These boys sped past Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen's Spoonbridge and Cherry

These kids sped past Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s Spoonbridge and Cherry

All in all, it was a day of fun activities for all families visiting the Walker

All in all, it was a fun day for all families visiting the Walker

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