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Play Mini Golf this summer at The Sheldon Art Galleries

Tee up some fun at The Sheldon

In the heart of grand center in a building where great music fills the hall an exhibit is going in that's not exactly par for the course.

"No, this is a first for us," explains Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Director of The Sheldon Art Galleries.

It's a space that's never been filled with art like this.

"It's artists and architects so definitely a fine art angle to it, but it's playable and it's fun, it's interactive."

Golf the Galleries, Arrtist-Designed Mini Golf takes a swing at immersive art.

"You'll get a putter and a golf ball and you'll play nine holes of golf right here in the galleries," Lahs-Gonzales explains.

It is a creative course.

"So this is Justin King's hole and it's called 'Serengeti Park' and it's all made of cardboard now these are not climbable just to be looked at and putt through."

A course with interesting challenges around every corner.

"This hole is celebrating St. Louis and the opening of the new arch ground."

There is an erupting volcano and hole that tips a hat to 'Alice in Wonderland.'

"She's used a lot of fabric in her piece and obviously has an amazing creative mind, she says about Natlie Pinson.

There's a putting green with a game within the game.

"We call it 'Mate in Four' and it's actually set up like a chess problem," explains Emily Allred, Associate Curator at the World Chess Hall of Fame.

So even if you shank your first shot you have a chance to redeem yourself.

There are no water hazards or sand traps, just beautiful obstacles that hopefully open a few eyes.

"You know not all art is just viewing only you can actually play and be involved in the art as well." Lahs-Gonzales points out.

So tee up some fun at The Sheldon Art Galleries this summer and play a round of miniature golf in the most unlikely spot possible.

Golf the Galleries: Artist-Designed Mini Golf

The Sheldon Art Galleries

Tuesday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$10 dollars or adults

$6 for kids


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