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There is so much see and do at the WOW Festival, including free performances, tours, artist talk-backs and workshops. Here’s a nifty list of all free activities by location to help you plan.

Bread & Salt – Special Events

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Festival Club

No ticket or reservation required. Just show up and join the party.

Bread and Salt becomes a pop-up festival club, the perfect place to hang out with artists, audience members and visitors

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Gob Squad Workshop

Completed application required. Confirmed participants will receive a confirmation email.

This four hour free workshop offers an insight into the methodologies employed by Gob Squad (Super Night Shot) when creating new works. It will explore approaches to confessional performance using strategies involved in the making of Gob Squad's show Dancing About. Participants will create and present written text, spoken word, improvisational dance and more, in order to develop material around the personal and the political. This is a physical workshop and participants are required to be English speakers. This has a limited capacity of 16, ages 16+.

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Bread & Salt Docent Tour

Saturday, 2:00 pm at Bread & Salt. Running time is 60 minutes. RSVP encouraged.

Led by the curator of Bread & Salt, this tour invites you to learn more about the works by the artists in residence as well as the history and architecture of a former bread factory turned experimental art center.


Bread & Salt – WOW Performances



RSVP required, one participant every 6 minutes.

A virtual reality experience that puts you center stage in a beautiful theater for your final curtain call.

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And Then You Wait

No ticket or reservation required. Experience installation any time during performance hours.

An audio installation in a grain silo that will get close and talk to you in the dark.

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Limited seating. First come first served. No ticket or reservation required – walk up and enjoy your meal.

Oslo's Sardine Bar. Come for the freshly canned fish and stay for the artworks and spontaneous performances.

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New Children's Museum – WOW Performances



Children: Free, Adults: $13 for museum admission (11:00 am performance free; viewable from outside museum).

This celebration of the art of Marionette puppetry will delight children and adults alike in a stunning, spontaneous faerie flash mob.

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The Quest 3.0

Children: Free, Adults: $13 for museum admission.

An interactive family adventure that challenges participants to gather clues as they embark on a great journey in order to discover a surprising truth.

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Family Days

The Festival offers numerous family-friendly experiences for young art audiences. Best of all – many of these events are free!

More info coming soon.