Following a hugely successful summer of mini golf in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the Walker Art Center will present a full 18-hole course designed by Minnesotan artists in the summer of 2014. Close to 50,000 visitors played the 2013 garden-themed course that included garden gnomes masquerading as foosball strikers, a giant watering can, a scale model of a French chateau, mazes, gopher holes, and contours mapped from the course at the legendary Augusta National Golf Club.
The Walker is accepting design submissions for the 2014 course until January 10, 2013. Proposals will be selected for inclusion in this year’s mini golf course by a team of Walker curators and programmers based upon the design’s concept, playability, safety, durability, and feasibility. Ten new designs will be chosen to join eight returning holes.
Individuals submitting mini golf-hole designs for consideration must be based in Minnesota and registered with mnartists.org; entrants may include artists, architects, engineers, landscape architects, furniture designers, etc. Submission forms are located on mnartists.org: http://mnartists.org/minigolf