Gather, Share, Inspire, and Celebrate
Imagine performances coming alive on an iconic sculptural wood stage framed by towering oaks of a restored savannah landscape.
Loons cry from the shores of Silver Lake and the glow from the stage lights forms a warm, bonfire-like circle as the moon rises overhead…
More about Silverwood OnStage
Silverwood OnStage is poised to become a nationally-recognized arts festival set in a beautiful urban park with the best new talent in the region. It is a neighborly “around the fire” gathering with shared songs and stories, creativity, and cherishing the beauty of Minnesota summers.
All main stage events are free of charge, open to all ages, and commence rain or shine. Creative, art-based exploration of nature opportunities abound: From gallery openings to classes to romantic date nights, Silverwood has something for everyone.
Wednesdays | 6:30–9 PM
In case of rain, concerts will be moved into the visitor center.
Mingle with artists during receptions of their latest exhibitions. The receptions are free for all ages.
Thursdays | 6–8 PM
June 14 | The Other Side of Nowhere
Paintings by artist Kelli Nelson. Exhibition runs June 14–July 31
June 14 | Growth
Weavings by artist Madeline Larson. Exhibition runs June 14–July 31.
August 9 | Silverwood Student Show
Works by summer camp participants. Exhibition runs August 9–31.
After a pre-show concert, watch a movie at sunset on a 26-foot-high screen that lights up the park. Free for all ages.
August 15 | 8:20–10 PM
August 22 | 8:10–10 PM
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
August 29 | 7:55–10 PM
PUPPET ADVENTURES OF NED THE NATURALIST
Follow Ned the Nerdy Naturalist as he stops Trasher the Trash Can from trashing nature. Then create your own art with a take-home activity related to the show. Puppet adventures are free for all ages.
June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12
Sundays | 1–3 PM
GALLERY PROGRAM: FOUND: OUT
Participate in interactive new music from The House of Hello (Christina Collins and Josh Anderson), inspired by the plants, animals and landscape of Silverwood Park. This program is free for all ages.
Thursday, July 12 | 7–8 PM
SUMMER SOUND GARDEN
Connect to the natural wonder of Silverwood Park and its history in the community through this unique and magical sensory experience, one of four seasons-inspired Sound Garden events occurring around Minnesota this year. Composer/Director JG Everest creates and immersive, large-scale sound and performance installation by combining a spatial sound score of tiny, remote speakers with elements of poetry, sculpture, dance, live music, storytelling and visual art. In partnership with Wavelets Creative. Free for all ages.
Sunday, July 22 | Noon–5 PM
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