“Golf the Galleries: Artist-Designed Mini-Golf” will feature several playable mini-golf holes, including “The Gateway Green – A Hole-in-One for STL,” by Switch.Photo courtesy The Sheldon.
A new summer exhibition coming to The Sheldon Art Galleries is sure to be a hit “fore” families. “Golf the Galleries: Artist-Designed Mini-Golf” will feature nine holes of playable miniature golf, each designed by a different artist.
The playable, family-friendly exhibit will be installed in the second floor gallery space June 1-Aug. 12. Tee times begin Sunday, June 3 at 11 a.m. Themes for the holes include “Distortion” by Arcturis, which uses angles, lighting and mirrors to create optic distortions in an architectural hole; “Mate in Four,” a chess-themed obstacle created by the World Chess Hall of Fame; “Alice,” by Natalie Pinson, which challenges players to navigate Alice’s Wonderland; “Serengeti Park,” by Justin King, which takes players into a city park inhabited by an elephant, a chimpanzee and more; “The Gateway Green – A Hole-in-One for STL,” by Switch, which takes players through landmarks from downtown St. Louis; and more.
In addition to the playable golf course, the art gallery will also host “Mini Golf: Photographs by Simon Martin,” a collection of photographs of miniature and adventure golf sites in the United Kingdom, and “Mini-Mini Golf Holes by Students of The Wilson School in Clayton,” a selection of shoe box-sized mini-golf holes designed by local fifth graders.
Extended summer gallery hours are Tuesdays–Fridays, noon-8 p.m. (last tee time at 7 p.m.); Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (last tee time at 2 p.m.); and Sundays, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (last tee time at 3 p.m.). Admission to play the course is $10 per adult and $6 per child (discounts are available for Sheldon members and U.S. Bank cardmembers paying with their credit card). Visitors may view the exhibit for free.
The Sheldon is located at 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO.