Thursday, June 22nd

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. 

2. Riverview Artist Salon at the Des Moines Social Club

Riverview Artist Salon is a grass roots, volunteer funded and Member driven community of full time, part time, emerging and returning Iowa Creatives from all disciplines as well as businesses, organizations, educators and advocates of Iowa art and culture.  In collaboration with the DMSC, please join us in the Culinary Loft for a themed evening of experimental programming including spoken word, film, synthesizer demo, live artist renderings and speakers representing local art advocacy and community outreach organizations.  Featuring: Spoken Word: John Domini Creative Showcase: Natalie Lowe Advocacy: Art Action Iowa Community Outreach: Bob Schulte Gallery: Tatiana Giacinti

Check out the Facebook Page Here..

3. Lillian Genth: "For the Good of My Soul" - The Garage at Salisbury House  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This special exhibit considers the work of American artist Lillian Genth (1876-1953) during a consequential period in her career. Carl and Edith Weeks acquired at least ten works by Genth – the most by any single artist in the Weeks’ extensive collection. These works reflect both the extraordinary transition in Lillian Genth’s career and her friendship with Edith and Carl Weeks. Exhibit runs through August 20.   Free admission - Please check the Facebook event page here

4. Wild Beasts at the Barnum Factory  6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Chicken Tractor is proud to announce its contribution to Art Week Des Moines, a one-night exhibit of work by four of Iowa's most talented artists. These Iowa artists' works are deeply engaged in the relationship between predator and prey, honoring the lives and deaths of Iowa's wildlife with work describing the alertness required for survival and the artifacts and environments created by human violence. The exhibit features work by Heidi Wiren Bartlett, Larassa Kabel, Lee Running, and Jessica Teckmeyer. Learn more about the exhibit and the artists here: Chicken Tractor. 

Barnum Factory is located at 97 Indiana Ave. Des Moines, IA 50314

5. APOSTO Restuarant - Special Dinner 'A Study in Vibrance'

Chef Cory and Tony will be focusing on the season of summer and extracting colors from a variety of local and seasonal ingredients to match our surroundings. Wine pairing will be available the evening of. Guest can view this menu and purchase tickets by visiting and selecting "pop up dinner". Learn more at Aposto Restaurant

6. Leona Ruby Hosts Christine Hilbert's Book Release Party 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Leona Ruby (400 E. Locust St, DSM) will be hosting the release of artist and jewelry designer Christine Hilbert's first children's book, Echo of the Star on Thursday June 22nd from 5-7 pm. The illustrations are inspired by her ongoing Heirloom Anthology series of watercolor paintings combined with vintage gems. Along with copies of Echo of the Star, Hilbert will also be displaying prints of the illustrations and original watercolors from the book. You can view more of her work at her website

7. The Conservatory Salon 4:00 PM -7:00 PM

Join us at The Conservatory for an Art Week DSM event featuring works by Anderew Abbott, Benjamin Gardner, Frank Hansen, Jim Ochs, and Jonathan Pearson. Happy Hour on June 22, from 4:00-7:00 PM.  The Conservatory in collaboration with Moberg Gallery.  The Conservatory | 315 E. 5th St. Second Floor | Des Moines, Iowa 50315.  More information available on Facebook here

8. eVenti Verticali 9:15 PM

Join us at the Des Moines Arts Festival's HyVee Main Stage for a free showing of eVenti Verticali's "WANTED."  You have to see this spectacular vertical dance act sponsored by a leading retirement services company, Athene, to believe it. The Italian production company’s visual comedy show features video projections behind two artists suspended by rope while they play “cops and robbers” on a vertical stage. More information on tonight's event available on Facebook here.


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