Wednesday, June 20th

1. Baby + Me Drop-In Tour - Pappajohn Scultpure Park 11:00AM - 12Noon

Meet at Jaume Plensa's Nomade on Locust Street.  Adults are encouraged to bring their infants (pre-walkers) to an informal tour led by an Art Center docent. While conversation is geared for adults, babies love the visual stimulation of artwork. Check event details on the Des Moines Art Center Website

2. Stories, Relationships & Magic: How to Connect with Your Audience 5:00PM

Chris Dahlquist, visual artist and arts & business strategist, will share techniques she has discovered in her own practice as well as more than ten years of delivering professional development programming to other artists. Through discussion and interactive exercises, you will create the building blocks necessary to communicate your story in a variety of circumstances. This workshop is appropriate for any stage of your artistic career and all artistic disciplines.

WHAT: Stories, Relationships & Magic: How to Connect with Your Audience.An interactive presentation with Chris Dahlquist.

WHEN:Wednesday, June 20, 5 p.m.

WHERE:Flynn Wright Studios, 1408 Locust Street 


There is no cost to attend thanks to the generous support of Bravo Greater Des Moines and Flynn Wright.

3. War Paint with Des Moines Social Club and Proof Restaurant 5:30PM - 9:30PM

DMSC's classic bracket-style drawing competition is back, this year at Proof Restaurant. Artists will be given a 1'x1' white board, black marker, and 20 minutes to create their piece inspired by a different category each round. An audience vote will determine which artists move on to the next round. In the final head-to-head round, both artists will have 1 hour, their choice of markers, and a 2'x2' white board to create their masterpiece. At the end of the night, we'll crown the 2018 War Paint Champion!

This event is free to spectators, and open to all ages. Artists who wish to compete must register ($7 early-bird, $10 day-of).

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4. Des Moines Artist Studio Visits #3 - Molly Spain 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Artist studio visit location: Mainframe Studios #451 - 900 Keosauqua Way 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. 

5.Betsy Hart's Cerebral Terrain - 7:00PM - 10:00PM

If you missed the opening reception on June 1st, visit Betsy Hart's paintings at The Lift during Wednesday Martini Night. Betsy is exhibiting work created during her time as the 2017-2018 recipient of the Mainframe Studios Drake Alumni Artist Residency. Using latex house paint, she references the innermost complexities and intricacies that guide the inner self.

6. 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 normal gallery hours.

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