Art Week Des Moines 2018 - Events


Events that are confirmed for Art Week 2018. Check back often as more venues are contacting us with great ideas!

Monday, June 18th


1. Plein Air Painting event with the Des Moines Social Club 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Use your creative skills to paint a canvas to be displayed at the Des Moines Social Club. You pick up your canvas on Friday June 15th and have the weekend to paint a scene in the Des Moines area. All of the completed works will be displayed in the show Monday June 18th in the Viaduct Gallery. Note: There will be a small supply fee for participation. Additional Details to be announced. What is Plein Air Painting? We are happy you asked. Artist Reception 5-6PM and Open to Public 6:30-8:30PM . Use this helpful link to get up to speed.

Tuesday June 19th


1. Fitch Building Open House 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fitch building will host an open house for Art Week 2017. More details to follow and you can keep up to date on the Fitch Building through their Facebook Page.

Wednesday June 20th


 

Thursday, June 21st


1. Urban Visionaries Show at the Des Moines Social Club - 7:00 PM - Close

The Urban Visionaries show focuses on urban artists from around the world. Artists such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, etc will be shown in the Viaduct Gallery. The opening night will feature, music, drinks, and lots of great art.

 

Friday, June 22nd


1. Des Moines Arts Festival Opens! 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Join the Des Moines Arts Festival in the Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines. Check here for full information.

2. Art Bus Unveiling - Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation 12:00 Noon

As a part of the 2017 Des Moines Arts Festival, DART and the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation are once again parterning to wrap a transit bus with an artist's design. This year's art bus features artwork by Des Moines artist Jordan Weber. The unveiling ceremony is Friday, June 23 at 12:00 pm on 12th Street between Grand Avenue and Locust Street.

3. Recurring event - Urban Visionaries Show at the Des Moines Social Club - Open Gallery Hours

Featuring Artists such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, etc will be shown in the Viaduct Gallery.

 

Saturday, June 23rd


1. Mainframe Studios Open Studio event.  Saturday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Visit Mainframe Studios open house to see some of the over sixty artists currently working from the new workspaces.  Mainframe studios website for more information.

2. Des Moines Arts Festival 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Join the Des Moines Arts Festival in the Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines. Check here for full information.

3. ArtFest Midwest - Varied Industries Building - Iowa State Fairgrounds 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Artfest Midwest, Iowa's largest fina art show, is an indoor event (with a few outdoor spaces) held in the rain-free, air-conditioned Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Approximately 250 artists will be participating in this 15th annual event. ArtFest Midwest will again offer free shuttle bus service to downtown. Parking and admission to the show are free. Artfest Midwest Website

4. Recurring event - Urban Visionaries Show at the Des Moines Social Club - Open Gallery Hours

Featuring Artists such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, etc will be shown in the Viaduct Gallery.

 

Sunday June 24th


1. Yellow Door Gallery June Exhibition Featuring Michael Velliquette 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The show is open June 9th - July 8th and available by appointment. Visit yellowdoordsm.com for more information.

2. Art Week Wind Down Yoga at Yellow Door Gallery 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

$5 suggested donation. Bring your own mat. www.yellowdoordsm.com for more information

3. Des Moines Arts Festival 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join the Des Moines Arts Festival in the Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines. Check here for full information.

4. ArtFest Midwest - Varied Industries Building - Iowa State Fairgrounds 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Artfest Midwest, Iowa's largest fina art show, is an indoor event (with a few outdoor spaces) held in the rain-free, air-conditioned Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Approximately 250 artists will be participating in this 15th annual event. ArtFest Midwest will again offer free shuttle bus service to downtown. Parking and admission to the show are free. Artfest Midwest Website

5. Recurring event - Urban Visionaries Show at the Des Moines Social Club - Open Gallery Hours

Featuring Artists such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, etc will be shown in the Viaduct Gallery.

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