Also in March and April, the Walker presents ArtPants: Your Tuesday Playdate, the popular program designed to nurture creativity and engage a child's mind. Arty Pants programs are presented on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month and feature art projects, films, gallery activities, and story readings.
Raising Creative Kids programs in March and April includes Free First Saturdays, with activities free and available on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Gallery admission is free from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Free First Saturdays. Families can enjoy live performances, films, gallery adventures, and hands-on art making from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Activities are recommended for children ages 6 – 12 years.
On Saturday, March 1, the Walker will present Animated Adventures at the Walker Cinema at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. The films are free and doors open 30 minutes prior to each screening. Seating is limited.
Animated films include "Bitseller," "Boomba," "Donald," "The Little Red Paper Ship," "Lure," "Mushroom Monster" and "My Strange Grandfather."
Additional activities at the Walker include puppet making, the opportunity to create an animated short film, the screening of "A Story of Children in Film," the world's first movie about kids in global cinema and on the second and fourth Tuesdays art projects, films, gallery activities, and story time for kids 3 – 5 years of age.
The Walker Art Center is located at 1750 Hennepin Ave., just past downtown Minneapolis, where Hennepin meets Lyndale. For additional information, call (612) 375-7600 or go online at www.walkerart.org.