Franklin Blockade Party & Market

June 11, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm -

An artist-led street party on Franklin Ave. with three co-created blockades expanding and insulating the Beaverdale Farmers Market.

Franklin Blockade Party & Market


June 11, 2024    
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Beaverdale Farmers Market
4801 Franklin Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, 50310

Event Type

Franklin Blockade Party

A Beaverdale Farmers Market experience

Tuesday, June 11 from 5-8p
48th & Franklin Ave, Des Moines

Join neighbors in an artist-led street party as Franklin Ave hosts three co-created blockades expanding and insulating the Beaverdale Farmers Market. The one-time-only experience invites exploration of the Market and beyond during Art Week Des Moines 2024. Facebook Event

Street blockades will be led by local artists:

  • Jacob Kuperman “Mythical River Monster”
  • Tone the Movemaker, Designed by the Streets “Anything is Possible, Interactive Community Art Experience” The objective is to build a cardboard box city together where anything is possible! Participants will Roll The Dice of Life.
  • Heather Whittlesey “Tube Flute” A candy coated experience where viewers can interact with elements of the work by rolling balls down tubes of mixed media items.
  • Katie Gazzo “Massive Hop Scotch Game” This large scale chalk art invites individuals of all ages and artistic abilities as we work together to fill in each number square with unique and colorful designs. Participants will have the opportunity to express their creativity and imagination as they contribute to this interactive piece of art. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or just looking to have some fun, this event is open to everyone in the community.

Market Venders:

Donations of materials to construct these art pieces needed. Do you have boxes? Balls of any size & spare party supplies? Unwanted items like old play equipment, scrap wood, furniture? Email Teva if you have material to offer:

Want to volunteer? Artist need help with setup, during and break down of the event. Email Teva to volunteer:

Want to pop up at the block party? There will be a space for artists to pop up and share their work. Tabling to sell, performance and interactive activities welcome. Share you name, email and a short description of your pop up. You’ll receive an email a week before with a map showing where you can pop up. First come, first serve. No fee. Let us know if you wanna pop up here.