Friday, June 22nd


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

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 12:00Noon

As a part of the 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival, DART and the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation are once again partnering to wrap a transit bus with an artist's design. The unveiling ceremony is Friday, June 22 at 12:00 pm on 12th Street between Grand Avenue and Locust Street.

3. Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. attorneys Open House 4:30PM - 6:30PM

Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. attorneys have long been proud patrons of the arts in the community through their patronage efforts of various organizations, and service on arts organization boards over the years. In 2013, we launched Iowa Artists on Display to give Iowa artists another opportunity to showcase their works at our downtown Des Moines headquarters. Now in its sixth year, the program has become an exciting part of the vibrant, growing Des Moines art scene. Drinks and appetizers will be served while you admire the works of art professors and students from colleges and universities throughout the state of Iowa. Find more information and RSVP for the event here.

HUB Tower, 699 Walnut St # 1600, Des Moines, IA 50309

4. Organ Concert & Art Show at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral 6:00PM

Join us for a festive evening of music and art! Central College professor and organist Mark A. Babcock will play selections on the renowned Casavant organ, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. After the performance, there will be a light reception and a chance to view the work of local artists on display throughout the Cathedral. Doors open at 6pm, Concert starts at 6:30pm

St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral 815 High Street Des Moines, IA 50309 

5. Third Space Back Lot Bash 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Live Music and DJ sponsored by the Warren Morrow Latin Music Festival

FREE TACOS until we run out

Graffiti Art Demonstrations Live Mural Painting Demos with Miami based artists Diana Contreras, Nate Dee, and Amanda Valdes Neighborhood Tattoo Artist Showcase with Edgar Tenorio, Adan Gomez, and Ramon Ortiz

1707 E. Grand Ave

6. Des Moines Artist Studio Visits #5 - Firat Erdim 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Artist studio visit location: 106 11th Street Des Moines, IA 50309.  One artist, each day of the week - Please click here for more information on the rest of the artist studio visit series this week.

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

Artists Retna, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, FAILE, and Martin Whatson will be shown in the Viaduct Gallery.

Art Week Des Moines is presented by: