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Golf the Galleries - Artist-Designed Mini Golf
June 1 - August 12, 2018



Tee off at the Sheldon Art Galleries this summer at “Golf the Galleries,” a playable, artist-designed, nine-hole mini golf installation! The family-friendly, accessible course will combine visual arts with the fun of mini golf to create a truly unique experience.

Opens June 1 from 5-9 p.m. for viewing only.

"Golf the Galleries" will be closed on the following dates for private events:
Saturday, June 2
Friday, June 15 starting at 5 p.m.
Friday, June 22
Saturday, June 23
Sunday, June 24

Tee Time begins June 3 at 11 a.m.

Extended Golf the Galleries Hours:
Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fees to play the course are:
$10 adult / $6 child (6-12 years old. Children under 6 are free)
Sheldon Members, and U.S. Bank cardmembers paying with their credit card: $8 adult / $4 child

Viewing the exhibit is free.

Discounts for groups of 20 or more! Call Paula at 314-533-9900 ext. 37 or email plincoln@thesheldon.org.

(U.S. Bank cardmembers are limited to four discounted tickets per card)
Tickets are available in person at The Sheldon Gift Shop during Golf the Galleries hours.

Sponsored by U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management and U.S. Bank FlexPerk Rewards





Hole 1:
"Warped Tour”
By Andy VanMater, Cannon Design


This design requires just the right angle to get onto a complex, warped surface and over the hump on the right side. Succeed and chances are good for a hole in one, but if the ball goes down the wrong side, players have a long way to go!

Maker/Sponsor: Cannon Design
Hole 2:
“Distortion”
By Arcturis


Angles, materiality, lighting and mirrors create optic distortions in this unique architectural hole. Stray one way and players must cross a “carpet rough,” stray the other way and navigate tricky slopes.

Maker/Sponsor: Arcturis
Hole 3:
“Mate in Four”
By the World Chess Hall of Fame


This challenge is presented by the chess pieces that make up the “Mate in Four” problem. Players tee off on one side of the board and maneuver the ball around the pieces to get to the hole on the opposite side.

Maker/Sponsor: The World Chess Hall of Fame
Hole 4:
“Alice”
By Natalie Pinson


Players will find themselves in the magical world of Alice’s Wonderland as they encounter a fabric-covered tree, a mushroom lair, the disappearing Cheshire Cat and a table set for a crazy tea party celebrating the Sheldon Art Galleries’ 20th “Un”anniversary.

Sponsored by Mary Ann and Richard Shaw
Hole 5:
“Over the Moonbow”
By Gray for Scale (Ashley Kaempf and Chris Goodin)


This rainbow-shaped hole is lit with blacklight and surrounded by colorful day-glo wall art set under a starry night sky. The color channel in which the ball lands will determine where on the green and how close to the hole it ends up.

Sponsored by Mary Ann and Andrew Srenco
Hole 6:
“Serengeti Park”
By Justin King


Players enter the immersive environment of a city park inhabited by animals behaving like humans, all made from cardboard, including an elephant reading a book and a fox feeding pigeons, both of which serve as obstacles. The gallery’s center pillar becomes a tree where players can take a selfie with a chimpanzee sipping a soda on a park bench.

Sponsored by Kennelwood Pet Resorts
Hole 7:
“The Gateway Green – A Hole-in-One for STL”
By Switch


Golfers will tower over downtown St. Louis, beginning at Kiener Plaza, on this hole featuring the Old Courthouse and the newly reopened Gateway Arch grounds and Museum. With success, players’ balls end up in the Mississippi River.

Maker/Sponsor: Switch
Hole 8:
“Anthropocentric Landscape”
By B.J. Vogt


This volcano-themed hole is a metaphor for how humans affect their atmosphere and environment through their actions. Players able to navigate their ball into the hole will be rewarded with an eruption of packing peanuts!

Sponsored by Dynamic Arts, LLC
Hole 9:
“Swimming with the Houska Fishes”
By Charles Houska


Players must manueuver through a series of whimsical Houska-signature obstacles, in the form of fish and flowers, to feed their ball to the colorful puppy waiting hungrily at the end.

Sponsored by Ted Wight


"Golf the Galleries" Theme Nights

Join us for these special nights from 5-8 p.m. featuring music, snacks, themed-drink specials and more!

Thursday, June 14 - Super Heroes*
Thursday, June 28 - Pride Night
Thursday, July 5 - America’s Birthday Party
Thursday, July 26 - ‘80s Night*
Thursday, August 9 - Harry Potter*

*costume night

Sheldon Art Galleries Benefit
Tee Time!

Saturday, June 2 from 3 – 6 p.m.
Sheldon Art Galleries and Atrium

Join us for this fun-filled afternoon “on the links” at The Sheldon’s Golf The Galleries exhibit! Tickets include the chance to play a round of mini-golf, themed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, music by T.J. Mueller and the Gaslight Squares and a silent auction. This special event to benefit the Sheldon Art Galleries’ exhibits and educations programs is co-chaired by Chris and Molly Danforth, Kimberly Livingston and Dick and Patti Marriott.

Patron tickets are $150, $300 and $500 and are available through The Sheldon’s Development Department at 314-533-9900.

Sponsored by Dick and Patti Marriott + Chris and Molly Danforth with additional support from Nanette Boileau, Ryan Easley and Kimberly Livingston.