Sales + Events: Feb. 25 to March 3 Features A New Interactive Chalk Art Installation at Walker Art Center

This week's sales and events highlights.

Installation view of Chalk (1998/2016) at Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Mexico, 2016. Photo: Fran Cuevas.

Allora & Calzadilla: Chalk

With Chalk, Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla have made their mark (literally) in Lima, Paris, Boston, New York City, and now, Minneapolis. You can make your own as well inside this interactive art installation at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Maybe not in the way you’d expect, though. With 64-inch, 120-pound sticks of chalk, visitors can scribble on the walls, doodle on the floors, and write messages throughout Gallery 7—resulting in a larger-than-life chalkboard for self-expression. (In a nutshell, it’s basically everything you always wanted to do as a child.)

After you’ve had enough, bear the cold and venture through the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden or stay awhile, keep warm, and get inspired by other Walker exhibits, including Five Ways In: Themes from the Collection, Elizabeth Price, Platforms: Collection and Commissions, and I am you, you are too.

Tuesday-Wednesday, Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. @ Walker Art Center, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, walkerart.org

Installation view of Chalk (1998/2013) in More Love: Art, Politics and Sharing since the 1990s (2013) at Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Other events to check out this week:

Hagen and Oats Clearance Sale

Score 70 percent off custom Hagen and Oats art, 25 percent off Sota Clothing, and $20 off Beer Me beer openers and cribbage boards. (Plan your morning wisely—this event is first come, first serve.) Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Hagen and Oats, 312 21st St., Newport, facebook.com

Minnesota Monthly‘s Annual Food & Wine Experience

Join Minnesota Monthly and taste fine wine from around the globe, sample dishes from award-winning culinary artists, savor specialty beers, and sit in on seminars at the most mouth-watering weekend of the year. Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. @ Target Field, 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, foodwineexperience.com

Minneapolis Home + Garden Show Annual Plant Sale

Two weeks of home and garden madness come to a close with the annual plant sale, a can’t-miss close-out event with plants, trees, flowers, and more, for purchase. Sunday, 5 p.m. @ Feature Gardens, Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis, homeandgardenshow.com

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