Friday June 28th
1. Des Moines Arts Festival Opens! 11AM - 10PM
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.
2. St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral Organ Concert & Art Show 6PM - 9PM
Doors open at 6PM and concert starts 6:30PM - Join us for an evening of enchanting music, captivating art, and delectable snacks! Central College professor and Cathedral organist Mark A. Babcock will perform a delightful array of musical selections on the Cathedral’s Casavant organ, demonstrating the versatility and virtuosity of one of the largest pipe organs in the state. Stay after the performance for a reception and a chance to view the work of talented local artists on display throughout the Cathedral. 815 High Street Des Moines, IA 50309
3. Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure Poetry Readings - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Join us at Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure, 2723 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312, for Art Week poets. Friday is the last evening of the Zanzibar Coffee adventure poetry reading series and will feature Michaela Mullen and Bill Rudolph.
4. Box City: Build and Paint - East Side Library - 10AM - 11AM
Join us outside on the library lawn for a final special event to close the Art for All week at East. Using boxes we will build a city and decorate that city with paint and other materials. All ages are welcome to this free event! Please wear clothes that can get messy. In case of rain this event will be rescheduled for a date in July. 2559 Hubbell Avenue Des Moines, IA 50317
5. Des Moines Artist Studio Visits 2019: Edgard Camacho 6PM - 9PM
Join Edgard Camacho for a studio tour in his home - View the Studio Visits Flyer Here
6. Des Moines Artist Studio Visits 2019: Taylor Ross 6PM - 9PM
Join Tayor Ross at Arcadian Studios - View the Studio Visits Flyer Here
7. A Viewing - Art on Death & Reconciliation 7PM - 10PM
Join artist Amy Putney Koenig. Come for a special viewing of my photos, paintings and collage pieces combined to create an installation I specifically designed to celebrate an end to our generational family trauma. These works look at the natural certainty of death, the art we make to cope and heal from our loss and the forgiveness required to move on and let go of the pain, sorrow, addiction and negativity that can go along with unexpected death.
My family was devastated over the loss of a child in 1968. This Viewing creation is an end to the tragedy and blame for all involved in her accident in order to give way to love, forgiveness, and exuberance. This is the final ritual of art in letting go of generational family trauma this event created. Come see and celebrate! View Facebook Event Page