Yes yes yes I know - there's a certain large event opening today. The dairy barn and the fairway are likely to be on the to-do list of many this weekend. But let's look beyond the mini-donuts and buckets-o-fries and on to some other cultural goodies that await.
Today is mnartists.org Field Day at Walker Art Center. It's billed as a "daylong extravaganza for and by Minnesota artists, musicians, writers, poets, and community members." There will be dancing, readings and kick ball. Events run from 11am to 10pm.
Intermedia Arts presents Mama Said Knock You Out, a gallery exhibition in conjunction with B-Girl-Be, a celebration of Women in Hip-Hop. The exhibition showcases 28 female artists from around the world who are employing Hip Hop culture as a means of expression, education and social and political activism.
Need your art on the go? Stevens Square Center for the Arts presents Rush Hour, an exhibition of 400 works of art that use Metro Transit bus transfers as their canvas. But don't miss your stop! The show is one night only, Saturday from 7 to 10pm.
Finally if you prefer a more casual neighborhood stroll to the crowds at the fair, check out the first ever LoLA Art Crawl. LoLA stands for the League of Longfellow Artists, and the crawl features works by about forty of them.
Not seeing what you want here? Then check out what these Art Hounds are doing.
And of course, don't forget to sign up to be an Art Hound yourself.