Tuesday, June 19th


1. Rock the Des Moines Arts Festival Rock Painting Event 1:00PM - 8:00PM

Hosted by Five Monkeys Inc. 4211 Chamberlian Ave Des Moines.  Stop in any time between 1p-8pm to paint a couple rocks to be shared with the world as you visit the Des Moines Art Festival.  There is a national kindness movement that involves painting, hiding and finding rocks.  Find more information on the Facebook Event Page

2. Moxie Gallery Features Iowa Artists in the East Village 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Join us at Moxie Gallery for an evening featuring Iowa Artists! Holly Vandeberg, Jeff Rider, James Osborn, Shelly Berkowitz, Patricia Davis, Hele Spivack , Jeff Klisares and Courtney Work will show original works from 5-8 to celebrate The Des Moines Arts Festival! See you in the East Village!

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

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.

4. Hoyt Sherman Place Open House 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Tour the historic mansion, theater and art galleries while enjoying light refreshments and listening to classically trained pianist and singer-songwriter Krista Haugland. Krista Haugland’s influences range from George Winston and Bruce Hornsby to Bonnie Raitt and Eva Cassidy.  She released her record “Under It” in 2013 and continues to record and perform locally as a solo artist and with bands that include The Heath Alan Band, Stark Raving Madge, Jah-Blues, Julius Leisure and SP3. Good for the whole family-children are welcome.  1501 Woodland Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309

5. Participatory Walk Through the Pappajohn Scultpure Park 6:00PM - 7:30PM

Designed and led by Art Center staff: Mia Farrell and Kara Fedje. Sometimes to really see, we need new ways for looking and this guided experience of the Pappajohn Sculpture Park offers just that. Guests of all ages are invited to participate in a variety of facilitated activities and stimulating prompts that explore how personal connections with art can be formed as well as develop an awareness of space—both around, and inside ourselves.   *Reservations required - Limited to 15 participants- Click Here for Details from the Des Moines Art Center

6. Des Moines Artist Studio Visits #2 - Amy Putney Koenig 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Artist studio visit location: 2730 Moyer Street Des Moines, IA  50310.  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. Aposto Art Week Dinner  - A Study of Shapes + Colors + Flavors 6:30PM

Join Aposto Restaurant for an art inspired dinner.  Please make reservations by calling (515) 244-1353 or by making a reservation on Open Table

The dinner menu:

First Salad: Carrots 3 Ways | Cardamom Soil | Goat Cheese | Chive Blossom

Second Salmon Toast: Dill | Rye Toast | Salmon | Creme Fraiche | Serrano | Pickled Pearl Onions

Third Carrot Fettuccine: Cream Sauce | Radish | Greens | Summer Squash

Fourth Pork Tenderloin: Speck | Black Rice | Beet Jam | Pistachio | Whipped Lardo

Fifth Hibiscus Ice Cream: Ginger Sponge Cake | Balsamic Black Cherry | Grandma Lila's Mint

8. 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.

Art Week Des Moines is presented by: