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Golf the Galleries - Artist-Designed Mini Golf
June 1 - August 11, 2019

Opening reception: May 31 from 5-8 p.m. (viewing only)
Tee Times begin June 1 at 10 a.m.



This playable, artist-designed, nine-hole mini golf installation will again be situated in the beautiful Sheldon Art Galleries space, and is designed to be inclusive, family-friendly and accessible. The nine unique mini golf holes are designed by St. Louis area artists, architects and other creatives.





Play begins on Saturday, June 1
Tickets are $10 adults / $6 children
Sheldon members: $8 adults / $4 children 12 and under


Mondays: Industry Night
Bring a pay stub or ID from a restaurant or bar on Monday nights and get $2 off regular priced tickets from 4-8 p.m.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Afternoon Rush
$2 off regular priced tickets from 3-5 p.m.

Monday through Friday, 12 to 8 p.m. (last tee time: 7 p.m.)
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tee time: 2 p.m.)
Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tee time: 3 p.m.)


Golf the Galleries will close early for private events on the following nights:
June 13 at 3 p.m.
June 24 at 5 p.m.
June 27 at 5 p.m.
June 28 at 5 p.m.
Closed July 4
July 11 at 5 p.m.

Golf the Galleries 2019

Hole #1 - “Decisions, Decisions” by Cannon Design
Returning artist Andy VanMater, a computational design architect at Cannon Design, uses a mechanical elevator to raise the ball into a complex series of toggled paths aimed to confuse, entertain and fascinate. Depending on the player’s toggle choices, the ball can drop nearer to or farther from the hole.

Cannon Design is a Maker/Sponsor

Hole #2 - “Lollipop Lane” by The Wilson School in Clayton
The Wilson School’s 5th grade math class studies the geometry and science of mini golf by designing shoebox-sized mini-golf holes to illustrate the concept of “angle of incidence = angle of reflection.” Designed by now-6th-grader, Lauren C., “Lollipop Lane” presents a colorful landscape populated by candy, candy and more candy! Players must navigate a candy “sand-pit,” bowl and other candy-themed obstacles while a colorful candy tree provides “shade” for players.

Sponsored in part by The Wilson School 6th grade parents
Hole #3 - "36.9, -89.6" by Kelley Van Dyck Murphy
Van Dyck Murphy Studio offers a mini-golf hole that reinterprets the patterns of the Missouri agricultural landscape in carpet pieces as a field for play. "36.9°, -89.6°" uses carpet remnants, recomposed into a pattern geometry where the discarded pieces are given new life through the mini golf hole's design.

Sponsored by Mary Ann and Richard Shaw
Hole #4 - “Kraken’s Cove” by Justin King
Artist Justin King returns this year with a giant octopus to putt around and through, and a room decorated with sea life—all made out of recycled cardboard.

Sponsored by Ted Wight - Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty
Hole #5 - "The Little Foxes" by Ryan Marshall
Theater scene designer and master puppeteer Ryan Marshall, who serves as the Director of Design for the Veiled Prophet Parade and also works for The Muny and for Bob Kramer's Marionnettes, creates a miniature version of the Fabulous Fox Theatre, featuring marionette puppets, Louis Laclede and little foxes!

Sponsored by Mary Strauss
Hole #6 - “Pinwheel Dreamland” by D. Lohr Barkley and Elisa Sugar
This playful and surreal riff on retro amusement parks features a large candy dispenser-inspired figure and lots of pinwheels, which activate when the ball goes in the hole.

Sponsored by Mary Ann and Andrew Srenco
Hole #7 - "Pixel" by Christner Inc.
A team of architects from Christner bring a digitized interpretation of a golf landscape into the real world. Undulating and colorful, this course will be challenging and fun to play!

Christner, Inc. is a Maker/Sponsor

Hole #8 - “The Mat, the Tapestry, and the Magic Carpet" by Constance Vale
Architectural Director of The Factory of Smoke and Mirrors and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, Constance Vale interrogates the interior landscape of architecture: the carpet. Three carpeted surfaces peel off the floor, travel up the wall, and float as a ceiling, making the playing surface itself the obstacle that loops around the players.

Sponsored by Dynamic Arts, LLC
Hole #9 - "Perpetual Check" by World Chess Hall of Fame
The World Chess Hall of Fame returns to Golf the Galleries with a chess-themed mini-golf experience perfect for summer. "Perpetual Check" features neon '90s-inspired graphics and challenges players to navigate around chess pieces and through a sand castle door.

The World Chess Hall of Fame is a Maker/Sponsor

Sheldon Art Galleries Fundraiser!



Tee Time!
Thursday, June 13 from 5:30 – 9 p.m.

Kick off the summer golf season, at Tee Time! – a mini golf event to benefit the Sheldon Art Galleries! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a silent auction and, new this year, the Tee Time Tourney! Bring your team of 2-4 players to vie for the “Golf the Galleries” championship, or attend as a spectator to cheer on your favorite team.

Tee Time Tourney: $500 includes entry for team of up to 4 players for mini golf, complimentary parking, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a tax deduction.

Spectator ticket: $100 includes complimentary parking, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and a tax deduction for one individual. (mini golf play not included)

Sponsorship opportunities: Start at $1,000. Contact The Sheldon’s Development Department at 314.533.9900 or SDO@TheSheldon.org for more information.

For tickets, call The Sheldon at 314.533.9900 or click here to reserve your tickets!



Honorary Chair: Steve Harris, Feature Reporter/Storyteller, KMOV-TV
Chaired by Mike Mixon
Sponsored by Ryan C. Easley, Kennelwood Pet Resorts and Northern Trust