When you need to escape the heat and humidity of a St. Louis summer, make your way over to The Sheldon Art Galleries (an A&E grantee) for “Golf the Galleries”. The playable, artist-designed nine-hole mini golf installation is open now through August 12 for you to explore.

Designed to be accessible and family-friendly, the course combines the visual arts with the fun of mini golf to create a truly unique experience.

The designs range from whimsical streetscapes with unexpected animal inhabitants, an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party and a classic chess conundrum, to immersive structures including a wall of mirrors and a black-light rainbow environment.

“We are so excited to be partnering with U.S. Bank on this interactive project,” said Sheldon Art Galleries Director, Olivia Lahs-Gonzales. “This all-ages course will combine visual arts with the fun of mini golf to create a truly unique experience. We hope that this course moves to the top of everyone’s summer activity list.”

The Sheldon is also presenting Golf the Galleries Theme Nights on select Fridays. On those nights, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., guests can enjoy music, snacks and drinks. Some evenings even include themed costumes.

Viewing the golf exhibit is free. Fees to play the course are $10 per adult; $6 per child. A&E ARTS Card members receive a 2-for-1 discount on tickets. Purchase tickets in person at The Sheldon Gift Shop during “Golf the Galleries” hours.

For more information, visit TheSheldon.org or call 314.533.9900. Want the 2-for-1 discount but don’t yet have an ARTS Card? Get yours here.