See art, watch art being created and make some of your own, too!
Activities for All
Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29
Outdoor Painters of Minnesota will have members of the plein air painters throughout the park painting the vistas of Loring Park.
OPM now has use of "Berton Boxes" (community paint boxes made by Port Wing Plein Air founder John Berton) for the public to try plein air painting in acrylic or watercolor. Five boxes will be placed along the east side of the pond with volunteers talking about plein air painting giving visitors a chance give it a try.
Finished paintings will be on display and for sale at the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota booth on the east side of the park.
Artistic Henna - Ishrat Sharmin is a versatile henna artist and enjoy doing intricate traditional, modern and fusion designs. I enjoy doing intricate bridal and other celebratory designs as well as simple ones. Henna is extracted from the leaf of a plant by drying and grinding. It is a temporary body art which can be applied with a tube or cone like icing on a cake.
Saturday, July 28
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Simply Jane Studio - Paint with Simply Jane/ ArtAble! Paint a heart or animal or other pre-drawn design on a board canvas using our professional paints and brushes. Take your fabulous work of art home with you!
11 a.m - 1 p.m. - Mike Hoyt - One Another - One Another is a mobile drawing station where people volunteer themselves to be drawn, and sometimes engage in the act of drawing themselves.
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Molly Van Avery's Poetry Table - sit at the poetry table and tell the poet who you want a poem for and why. After an intimate conversation, the poet ruminates on what was said and creates an original poem using an antique typewriter, reads it out loud when it is done, and tucks it into an envelope for the participant to take.
Sunday, July 29
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Minneapolis Institute of Art - Children's activity
Drawing On People, Places and Animals
This summer the Minneapolis Institute of Art will be Drawing On our neighbors, natural surroundings, and urban wildlife as a source of inspiration for experiments with drawing. Join artists from Mia to learn more about Mia's collections and to get your hands on moving.
12 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Open Eye Figure Theatre Driveway Tour puppet shows titled: Afloat, Adrift, Away: A Parade of Oddities!
Information about our partner groups:
The mission of Outdoor Painters of Minnesota is to encourage and promote painting directly from nature. OPM provides regular opportunities for members to paint together, looks for ways to develop member skills and reputation, and seeks to raise awareness of the beauty found in nature through outdoor painting.
Simply Jane & ArtAble is a nonprofit arts education center and drop-in paint studio open to the public. We are located at 54th and Nicollet and offer kids’ and adult painting classes, summer camps, host kids’ and adult painting parties, and other special events to support the work of our nonprofit mission: to provide rewarding art programming for people of all ages and abilities. Our disability programming serves seniors and people with cognitive, developmental, and physical disabilities, as well as mental health challenges, in a space adapted to their needs.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art enriches the community by collecting, preserving, and making accessible outstanding works of art from the world’s diverse cultures. Mia is one of the largest arts educators in Minnesota. More than a half-million people visit the museum each year, and a hundred thousand more are reached through the museum’s Art Adventure program for elementary schoolchildren. The museum’s free general admission policy, public programs, classes for children and adults, and award-winning interactive media programs have helped to broaden and deepen this museum’s roots in the communities it serves.
Open Eye Figure Theatre creates original image driven theater animating the inanimate on an intimate scale, and builds community by advancing adventurous, artist-driven programming. We believe deeply in our art form and in the profound exchange that happens with live performance. We are committed to pioneering, artist-driven work. We build relationships by giving, including and delighting. We practice artistic stewardship, using our resources responsibly. We provide a place for teaching and growth that leads to a shared ownership among artists. We strive for economic, geographic and physical access to our work, and are strongly committed to our neighborhood. Open Eye is committed to making its performances and activities accessible in all ways.