When was the last time you visited Walker Art Center? As one of Minneapolis’ most celebrated places, you can swing by every weekend and reliably discover something new. Of course, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is a highlight that impresses no matter how many times you’ve seen it before, and you’ll want to make time for its other, featured events, too.
This weekend catch the pre-release of A Gray State: a documentary from director Erik Nelson who will be in attendance for a Q &A immediately following. The movie will be screened at Walker Cinema at 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 21st. It’s one of several screenings scheduled for September, and it’s only part of what’s available when you make a trip. From exhibits to performances, sculptures, and more, a trip to Walker Art Center is a totally customizable experience.
Finish your full day of art with dinner and drinks at nearby CRAVE. They have happy hour all day on Sundays with $6 specialty cocktails and mini food plates, plus sushi rolls ranging from $5-$8. Nearby Union is also a good option for shareable snacks like mango guacamole or tuna poke. Dinner options include flatbread pizzas, burgers, and steaks. Indulgence is the name of the game when it comes to the weekend. Good news is, it doesn’t have to be costly to have a good time!
Wherever You Roam
Continue the art exploration this weekend with a day at the Junk Bonanza. If you are a lover of antiques, thrift finds, or hidden treasures, the annual Junk Bonanza weekend is just for you. It lasts for three days (September 21 – September 23) at Canterbury Park and has been running for more than a decade. This unique shopping experience may just lead to the perfect piece for your home or antique collection.
You can also make your way to nearby Afton for the 39th annual Afton Art in the Park. Nearly 100 vendors will be displaying their best work in pottery, jewelry, woodwork, sculptures, and more. The event starts at 10:00 AM on Saturday, September 23 and at 11:00 AM on Sunday, September 24th. In addition to the abundant art, there will be live music, arts and crafts, plus a wine and beer garden.
To catch art on the stage, view a performance from the Broadway Minneapolis 2017-2018 lineup. Currently, Aladdin is running through October 8 at Orpheum Theatre. Upcoming shows include Finding Neverland, Waitress, and The Phantom of the Opera.
We’re lucky to be a city that fully embraces the arts with all genres represented throughout our neighborhoods. Local performances, gallery openings, exhibits, and shows are happening all around us—within blocks, in fact. With the opportunity to enjoy it all, whenever you want, where will you head for a dose of the arts?
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.