Golf the Galleries

"Golf the Galleries" Returns, May 29!

Join us for the 3rd season of this playable, artist-designed, nine-hole mini golf installation, designed to be inclusive, family friendly and accessible.

"Golf the Galleries"
May 29 - August 16, 2020

Summer Hours:
Monday-Friday: 12 – 8 p.m. (Last tee time at 7 p.m.)
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Last tee time at 2 p.m.)
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Last tee time at 3 p.m.)

$10 adult / $7 children 12 and under
Sheldon members: $8 adult / $5 children 12 and under
Viewing-only is free

Hole #1: “Sze’s Route” by Jacob Stanley
Inspired by the installation work of artist Sarah Sze, “Sze’s Route” will incorporate every day and industrial objects such as milk crates, wooden chairs, clamp lights, ladders and conduit to create challenges for the player on the way to the hole!

Hole #2: “Conservation Begins at Home” by Charmin Dahl
This collaborative hole continues the course, featuring textile art including quilting, crocheting and embroidery created by curator of the Paly Foundation Charmin Dahl, along with students and community volunteers. Depicting a “nature-yard” or community greenspace, players will be surrounded by the sights and sounds of Missouri’s native flora and fauna including birds, pollinators, plants and insects, culminating in resources for the player to learn more about creating habitats for St. Louis’ urban wildlife and other steps they can take to support conservation.

Hole #3: “The Sitting Room” by Justin King
Returning artist Justin King brings his whimsical recycled-cardboard creations to life once again with a majestic 3-D display of everyone’s favorite animals including elephants, rhinos and gazelles, surrounding a fireplace, chandeliers, arm chairs and a zebra-print rug playing surface.

Hole #4: “The Sibling Serpents” by D. Lohr Barkley and Elisa Sugar
Weaving a tale of three sibling snakes, each a different color and each with remarkable powers, the artists offer players three interweaving routes to the hole through interaction with the party-loving serpents!

Hole #5: “Get a Clue!” by Natalie Pinson
Audience-favorite in 2018, designer Natalie Pinson creates a meticulously curated, immersive version of the classic board game Clue! From the exaggerated “golf-sized” billiard table and the black-and-white tiled Ballroom; to the mysterious library; lush, plant filled conservatory; and prop-filled study where players can pose with the dangerous weapon of their choice, this interactive hole sets the stage for a fun-filled who-done-it!

Hole #6: “Zip It” by Ameli Blaser
Inspired by the zipper installation in the old garment district on Washington Avenue, and St. Louis’ resurgence as a fashion community, fashion designer Ameli Blaser creates a life-sized zipper made with Astroturf, sheet metal and 3-D printing. Golfers will have the option to take their shots the easy way, around the zipper – or the hard way for a hole-in-one, straight through the zipper pull!

Hole #7: “Opening Theory” by World Chess Hall of Fame
For its third creation as part of Golf the Galleries, the World Chess Hall of Fame presents a hole inspired by chess’ over 1,500-year-long history and its origins in India. Warriors riding elephants, camels and horses will take the place of bishops, knights and rooks in this colorful course that blends the historic and the fantastic!

Hole #8: “Bauhaus” by Alejandro Franco and Kelly Jimenez
Award-winning artists Alejandro Franco and Kelly Jimenez commemorate the 100th anniversary of the groundbreaking Bauhaus art movement with a highly-stylized and colorful hole. Both Colombian-born artists who often use discarded materials to create highly crafted artifacts, Franco and Jimenez will explore the Bauhaus movement with bold geometrical designs in different disciplines. Their most recent exhibition. “Throwaway World,” was recently on view at Granite City Art and Design.

Hole #9: “Louis Vuittaco” by Martha Valenta and Brian Macke
Designed by artist and owner of I Need That Art, Martha Valenta, and built by scenic carpenter and theatre technical director Brian Macke, “Louis Vuittaco” reimagines the humble taco as a luxury item, paring it with the universally-recognized logo of legendary design house Louis Vuitton. Due to a medical condition that requires her to avoid many of her favorite foods, Valenta channels her foodie dreams into these playful, heartfelt works of art, which in this case, invites players to putt through and around a giant taco and its tasty fillings.

Hole sponsorships are still available! Call The Sheldon's Development Department at 314-533-9900 for more information.