New Artist-Designed Mini Golf Holes at Walker Art Center

Skyline Mini Golf rooftop course features city views and artist-designed holes

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The Walker Art Center’s rooftop goes putt-putt this summer when Skyline Mini Golf returns with family favorites and new artist-designed challenges. This year’s course has an indigenous edge, with holes designed by Ojibwe artist Breanna White (“Dream Catcher”) and Aiyana Kline of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (“Turtle Pond”). The course also features a hole designed to reflect a Hmong story cloth by Sun Shine Xiong, Khayaal Desai-Hunt, Paul Nguyen, Lisa Vang, Mue Hsae Klue, and Ethan Vue (“Always Have Been Sewn”).

Barry Kudrowitz, professor and head of the department of design, housing, and apparel at the University of Minnesota, teamed with Trevor Anderson on “Putt-Pong,” which challenges players in a game combining ping-pong and mini-golf. Light rail inspired Michon Weeks and Christian Weeks’ playful “Ball Aboard,” tests players’ abilities to stay on track. “Be a Sculpture!” requires players to twist themselves into an obstacle for others to overcome. The course also includes “Color Wheel” by Tom Loftus and Robin Schwartzman, and “Reflection of Choices” by Chris Crammer.

Favorites return, including “Right on Cue” designed by Kevin Weeden, and the vintage “Let’s Be Frank” by Yousif Del Valle, Tom Loftus, Andrew MacGuffie, Meena Mangalvedhekar, and Amy Toscani. Fees for play are $12 ($10 for Walker members and ages 7–18, free for ages 6 and under with a paid adult).

Tickets are available online beginning May 10. Prebooking for tee times will be available at beginning May 10.

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