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. 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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3. 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.

4. 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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