Monday, June 24th

2019 Sched Calendar is now available!  Use sched on your computer or phone to quickly find events and make your own calendar:

1. Polk County Heritage Gallery Iowa Exhibited XXXIV  11AM - 4:30PM

Annual Juried show that showcases about 70 different artists from Iowa. - When: From Monday, June 24 to September 6, 2019. The gallery is open from Monday to Friday 11 am to 4.30pm. The Gallery is closed during the weekend. - Address: 11 Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309 (phone:515 286 2242)

2. Baby Painting - For Infants and Toddlers up to 18 months - East Side Library  5:30 - 6PM

Join us for this 'painting' event with our very youngest artists! Edible dairy yogurt paint will be provided for babies to explore and create with. Baby painting is an open-ended, process based experience where babies use their fingers and soft brushes to make marks with paint in their own way. This event will be held outside in our Nature Nook but in case of rain we will reschedule for another date. Please dress for a fun mess! 2559 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317

3. Art Week City Ride  5:30PM

City Ride is a free weekly bicycle ride through the streets of Des Moines! For our Art Week ride, we will start in the Courtyard at the Des Moines Social Club and play the artist designed mini golf course(Bring $5 to play)! At 6:30pm, we'll hop on our bikes and ride around town. This ride will feature a stop at the new Des Moines mural with a short talk by artist Ben Schuh, a stop at the City Sounds Piano at Krause Gateway Center with a performance by Fred Gaddy and a stop by Horizon Line coffee for a Latte Art demo! Don't miss it!

Meet at the Courtyard at Des Moines Social Club.  Facebook Event Page

4. Coffee & Collage at East Side Library  6PM - 7:30PM

Join us for a joyful gathering that celebrates imagination and the creative process. With cut out images from books, magazines and other sources, we will create fun, quirky and beautiful collages with various paper backgrounds. Whether you choose to make a set of greeting cards, bookmarks for friends or a larger piece to frame for your wall, you’ll be surprised how your imagination will lead the way to a unique, finished work of art. No art experience necessary and all materials will be supplied. 2559 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317

5. Book Signing and Wine Tasting at Artisan Gallery 218  6:30PM - 8:00PM

Join us for a book signing and wine tasting and learn about Iowa Wines! 'A History of Iowa Wine: Vines of the Prairie' with author John N Peragine will be discussed and available for signing and purchase. Iowa has a history with grapevines that goes back more than a century. New York lawyer Hiram Barney obtained a tract of land in southeast Iowa as part of the Half-Breed program following the American Indian Wars and created the White Elk Winery. German settlers in Amana tended community vineyards for communal wines. Before Prohibition, the Council Bluffs Grape Growers Association grew grapes and shipped them eastward by the ton. In the early 1900s, the state was among the nation's top producers of grapes. Pesticides, weather and government subsidies ended the time of the vines of the prairie until their recent return. Author John N. Peragine details the rise, fall and resurgence of the industry in the Hawkeye State

6. Bankers Trust Participates in Art Week Des Moines, Unveils Its Iowa Artists Collection

Bankers Trust has unveiled a fantastic collection of artwork by 12 artists living and working in Iowa. The Iowa Artists Collection will be on display throughout Art Week Des Moines in the Ruan Center lobby at 453 7th Street in downtown Des Moines. The public is invited to view the collection June 24-28, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thanks to Bankers Trust for being a strong supporter of the arts in Central Iowa!


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