Local Artists Recommend Books that Inspire!

Local Artists Recommend Books that Inspire!


June 19, 2023    
All Day


Des Moines Central Library
1000 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50309

Event Type

During the month of June, stop by the display at Central Library with book recommendations by local artists. Take home a bookmark and check out one of their picks. Each participating artist is listed below with their recommendation and a link to their work.


Ben Millett: The Golden Thread by St. Clair Kassia

Juliana Jones: Draw 100 Things to Make You Happy by Christopher Hart

Mary Jones: A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit

Emmett Phillips: The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo

Jim White: On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau (Also recommends Harold by Steven Wright)

Meanz Chan: Let’s Not Talk Anymore by Weng Pixin

Kevin Ha: Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon 

Emma Murray: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai 

Marissa Hernandez: Illustrated Black History by George McCalman 

Ryan Topete: Art & Fear by David Bayles

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