Material Needs: A Wish List

Material Needs: A Wish List


May 31, 2024    
All Day
Some of the events being planned for Art Week 2024 could use your help gathering materials, many of which might be headed to the thrift store or trash. Read through the requests and if you can contribute, reach out via email:

Franklin Blockade Party

Artists will be blocking the street with artistic blockades. Materials needed:

  • Colorful plastic: Jacob Kuperman needs discarded colorful items – equipment, toys, furniture, etc. for his Mythical Monster. See event image for reference, an art piece by @b0rdalo_ii
  • Large Boxes: Tone the Movemaker, Designed by the Streets is looking for refrigerator boxes and other large cardboard boxes to construct an city skyline.
  • Tubes: Heather Whittlesey wants tubes for shoots, balls, leftover party supplies (not to be returned to the donor) for her Tube Flute.
  • Chalk: Katie Gazzo is taking the lead to create a massive game of hop scotch. We could use jumbo sidewalk chalk if you have any laying around.

“The Magic of the Night” Lantern Parade

  • Trailer Needed: A group of drummers who will be playing for the magic of the night parade are hoping to find someone willing to let them use a trailer so we can all be pulled in the parade while playing. There will be around 14 drummers on the trailer with some larger dun drums. Let me know if you have a trailer! It should be a magical night!

McHenry Park Installation

  • Wind Chimes: Charlie Esker creating a wind chime installation along McHenry Park in the Highland Park/Oak Park Neighborhood on June 15. For the project, they need to collect metal silverware, tin cans, glass (wine/beverage) bottles, bottle caps, metal washers, metal keys. Drop off your donation at Slowdown Coffee Co. or any Des Moines Public Library (excluding the South Side location).

Mosaic Scavenger Hunt & Art Market

  • Tile: Mosaic Scraps, tile material. Email: