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Fourth Annual Ode to Navarathri

  • Walker Art Center 725 Vineland Place Minneapolis, MN, 55403 United States (map)

Presented as part of the Walker Art Center’s “Free First Saturdays”  

December 1st, 2018 | 10-3pm 

This event is Ragamala’s singular expression of the South Indian festival of Navarathri — Kolu, a time when families welcome friends and neighbors into their homes for a communal gathering rooted in the sharing of art. Part installation and part community arts festival, Ode to Navarathri translates a culturally rooted experience from Ranee’s upbringing in Chennai, India, into a universal celebration of art and life. 

A traditional tiered display of hand-painted clay figurines and handmade rice flour designs on the floor transform the space into a South Indian living room. Informal performances, hands-on workshops, and a commissioned documentary film about Navarathri celebrations in the Twin Cities highlight the day. 


Walker Free First Saturdays

Earlier Event: November 17
Weekend with the Weisman
Later Event: January 11
Harris Theater