Walker Art Center kicks off Open Field

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June 1, 2012 by Sarah M

By Jeremy Zoss

The Walker Art Center’s summer-long Open Field project is back for its third season. From June 2 – Sept. 1, the Walker’s lawn will host a bevy of creative outdoor activities designed to help people engage with the community and the arts. In 2011, over 100 individuals and organizations hosted unique activities at Open Field, including art-making, collaborative drawing sessions, yoga on the lawn and much more.

Open Field is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and until 9 p.m. on Thursday. This year’s season includes new features like custom-made Tool Kits located around the field with materials for activities like making string figures. Other new features include resident phenologist Abbie Anderson, an outdoor library and spontaneous theme days.

Several popular events and features from previous years also make their return. Every Thursday evening will feature both the collaborative Drawing Club and Acoustic Campfire, a series of concerts by local musicians. The first Saturday of every month will focus on family-friendly events.

Included in this year’s Artists in Residency program for Open Field are Carl and Betsy DiSalvo, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology. The DiSalvos will lead interactive workshops based on the concepts of local food and re-imagining the kitchen.

Open Field will also feature several special events over the course of the summer, including Northern Spark, ‘80s Night, Summer Movies & Music in the Park and more. For more information, visit walkerart.org/openfield.


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