Art Week Des Moines 2019 - Events


These are the events that are confirmed for Art Week 2019.  Check back often as more venues are contacting us with great ideas! Sign up for the Art Beacon Weekly for insights about the artists exhibiting in 2019!

 

Friday June 21st


1. Event information coming soon..

 

Saturday June 22nd


1. Event information coming soon..

 

Sunday June 23rd


 

1. Event information coming soon..

 

Monday June 24th


1. Plein Air Painting event with the Des Moines Social Club 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Use your creative skills to paint a canvas to be displayed at the Des Moines Social Club. You pick up your canvas on Friday, June 21st and have the weekend to paint a scene in the Des Moines area. All of the completed works will be displayed in the show Monday, June 24th in the Viaduct Gallery. Note: There will be a small supply fee for participation. Additional Details to be announced. Artist Reception 5:30-6PM and Open to Public 6:00-8:00PM . What is Plein Air Painting? We are happy you asked.  Use this helpful link to get up to speed.

 

Tuesday June 25th


 

Wednesday June 26th


 

Thursday June 27th


 

Friday June 28th


1. Des Moines Arts Festival Opens! 11:00AM - 10:00PM

The eleven-time Grand Pinnacle Award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival, presented by Nationwide, is being held June 28-30, 2019. This free annual three-day arts and culture festival will surround the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. DMAF invites you to “…go where it takes you…” by engaging with 180 invited professional visual artists, emerging Iowa artists, the cutting-edge Interrobang Film Festival, live music, performing arts, interactive arts activities, award-winning community outreach programs, live artist workshops and demonstrations, artisan food, and beverages for every taste. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy, so mark your calendars! For more information, click here.

 

Saturday June 29th


1. Slo-Mo Parade 10:00AM

Join Laze artist Rachel Buse is a slow motion parade in Downtown Des Moines on Saturday, June 29, meeting at 10 AM by the giant umbrella at Cowles Commons. Wear comfortable shows.  RSVP HERE 

2. Interrobang Film Festival - 11:00AM - 10:00PM

The Interrobang Film Festival presented by AARP Movies for Grownups, is three days filled with films and communication between filmmakers and audience members. The audience, whether cinema enthusiasts or curious newcomers, can experience curated screenings of 55 films form 30 different countries. Films are screened Friday, June 28th - Sunday, June 30th in the South wing of the Des Moines Public Library located on the Des Moines Arts Festival site.

Part juried competition, part public screening and part workshop, the unique film festival event allows people to experience films from artists around the globe. The term "interrobang" indicates a non-standard punctuation mark in an exclamatory manner, as in, "What are YOU doing for Art Week 2019?!" This mixture of query and interjection leaves room for reflection, contemplation and exploration. Since 2007, the Des Moines Arts Festival has presented the INterrobang Film Festival as part of its three-day lineup bringing the art of the film to Festival guests June 28-30th.  For a complete list and schedule of the films in this year's festival, please click here.

3. Des Moines Arts Festival 11:00AM - 10:00PM

The eleven-time Grand Pinnacle Award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival, presented by Nationwide, is being held June 28-30, 2019. This free annual three-day arts and culture festival will surround the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. DMAF invites you to “…go where it takes you…” by engaging with 180 invited professional visual artists, emerging Iowa artists, the cutting-edge Interrobang Film Festival, live music, performing arts, interactive arts activities, award-winning community outreach programs, live artist workshops and demonstrations, artisan food, and beverages for every taste. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy, so mark your calendars! For more information, click here.

 

Sunday June 30th


1. ArtFest Midwest - Varied Industries Building - Iowa State Fairgrounds 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Artfest Midwest, Iowa's largest fina art show, is an indoor event (with a few outdoor spaces) held in the rain-free, air-conditioned Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Approximately 250 artists will be participating in this 15th annual event. ArtFest Midwest will again offer free shuttle bus service to downtown. Parking and admission to the show are free. Artfest Midwest Website

2. Interrobang Film Festival - 11:00AM - 5:00PM

The Interrobang Film Festival presented by AARP Movies for Grownups, is three days filled with films and communication between filmmakers and audience members. The audience, whether cinema enthusiasts or curious newcomers, can experience curated screenings of 55 films form 30 different countries. Films are screened Friday, June 28th - Sunday, June 30th in the South wing of the Des Moines Public Library located on the Des Moines Arts Festival site.

Part juried competition, part public screening and part workshop, the unique film festival event allows people to experience films from artists around the globe. The term "interrobang" indicates a non-standard punctuation mark in an exclamatory manner, as in, "What are YOU doing for Art Week 2019?!" This mixture of query and interjection leaves room for reflection, contemplation and exploration. Since 2007, the Des Moines Arts Festival has presented the INterrobang Film Festival as part of its three-day lineup bringing the art of the film to Festival guests June 28-30th.  For a complete list and schedule of the films in this year's festival, please click here.

3. Des Moines Arts Festival 11:00AM - 5:00PM

The eleven-time Grand Pinnacle Award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival, presented by Nationwide, is being held June 28-30, 2019. This free annual three-day arts and culture festival will surround the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. DMAF invites you to “…go where it takes you…” by engaging with 180 invited professional visual artists, emerging Iowa artists, the cutting-edge Interrobang Film Festival, live music, performing arts, interactive arts activities, award-winning community outreach programs, live artist workshops and demonstrations, artisan food, and beverages for every taste. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy, so mark your calendars! For more information, click here.

 

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