Free guided nature walks integrated with art-making workshops for the annual Monarch Festival at Lake Nokomis Park. A free outdoor activity for the whole family! Monarch Magic! is a new, free activity program offered by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, and led by Artist-in-Residence James Everest, with Naturalist Jenny Winkelman and several guest teaching artists. All
activities take place outdoors at Lake Nokomis Park, and are free and open to people of all ages and abilities. In a series of five 2-hour interactive workshops, participants will learn about various aspects of Monarch Butterfly habitat and then work together to create a community performance installation for the annual Monarch Festival.
This new “Magic Monarch Pathway” will serve as an immersive entryway from Lake Nokomis and nearby neighborhoods into the Festival on Saturday, September 10th. Each workshop’s guided Nature Walk will be followed by artist-led activities combining music, dance, poetry, storytelling, sculpture, and mosaic into a unique site-specific installation environment. No previous arts experience necessary to participate. The annual Minneapolis Monarch Festival – Festival de la Monarca takes place at Lake Nokomis Park on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10am-4pm. Participants are welcome to attend one or all workshops. While attendance is free, advance online registration is requested, to assist with preparations. A fun and unique arts and nature experience for the whole family! Monarch Magic! Workshops began on August 24 and goes through September 10th. For more information and to register for free, go to the website: http://monarchfestival.org/ activities/monarch-magic/.