Thursday, June 21st


1. Urban Visionaries Show at the Des Moines Social Club - 7:00PM - 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. Bruised Birds, Empty Nests, an immersive installation by Jen Leatherby - 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Leatherby's work attempts to express her feminine and human experience. Through the use of multi-sensory, immersive installations and interactions, she asks the viewer to ponder women’s rights, freedom, and oppression. Leatherby incorporates found and everyday objects for installation and sculpture in addition to using sound, performance, painting and sewing.

OL Guild, the alternative exhibition space operated by Olson-Larsen Galleries located at 201 4th Street, West Des Moines 50265

3. Feminist Fuel - Des Moines Art Center - 6:00PM - 8:00PM

We know that fighting the patriarchy is exhausting. Stop by the Art Center for a fun, feminist-focused evening that's sure to reinvigorate you. Screen print a T-shirt or tote bag featuring exclusive designs created for the exhibition In the Spirit of Louise Noun with our friends at The Side Garage. Grab some fuel for the resistance from the cash bar that will be serving up signature coffee cocktails. Mix, mingle, and make before taking time to explore the museum. Find more details on the Des Moines Art Center Website.

4. Des Moines Artist Studio Visits #4 - Benjamin Gardner 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Artist studio visit location: 1056 36th Street Des Moines, IA 50311.  One artist, each day of the week - Please click here for more information on the rest of the artist studio visit series this week.

5. Recurring Event - Olson-Larsen Galleries - Annual Landscape Show

Enjoy work by gallery artists Stuart Klipper and Barbara Fedeler, joined by guest artists, Jean Gumpper and Jenny Kruger. Feast your eyes on a wide array of landscapes depicted through photography, drawing, prints, and paintings! Monday - Thursday the show will be open during regular gallery hours.

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