Saturday June 22nd

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


1. Limited Space | Art Week Opening Ceremony 6:30PM - late..

For this 3rd edition of Limited Space we are partnering with Art Week Des Moines. Art Show + Dance Party

60+ Artists | 2 DJs | 1 Shared Experience

No Cover Charge, One Night Only

6:30 PM Art Show, 7:00PM Welcome message, 9:00PM Somewhere in Des Moines Photo Contest, 9:30 PM Dance Party with DJ's Rock Paper Scissors & Lyndrum

Event held at Curate in the East Village: 322 E Court Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Check the Facebook Event here:

2. Gather | Midwest Vintage Collection 11AM - 45PM

Fischer Studio and Preservation are hosting a Vintage Market which will include 5 pop-up vintage vendors, custom Chain stitching and Wet Plate photography portraits. Preservation will also be featuring a new vintage collection along with new Art in the shop by Upton Home. Held at Preservation - 321 E Walnut St Suite 160, Des Moines, IA -  Facebook event Page

3. Creative Lettering Class - Artisan Gallery - 9AM - Noon

Students will learn fun and funky lettering styles great for scrapbooking, addressing envelopes, and handmade cards. Each student will take home a handmade booklet with samples of styles they learned in class. The material fee includes a 20 page handout of lettering styles for the students to use in class and take home. Materials provided: colored pencils, gel pens, t-squares, Prismacolor markers, and pre-made booklets to write samples in. Students should bring: pencil and eraser, 2 black Pigma micron markers (2 different sizes such as 03 and 05). These cost about $3.79 each. Zig Millennium markers work well too. Also bring one Prismacolor marker or less expensive fat marker such as Artist Loft marker found at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. Class Fee: $20 + $5 materials fee- Artisn Gallery 218 - 218 5th St West Des Moines, IA

4. Lampwork Glass Jewelry Trunk Show - Artisan Gallery218 -  10AM - 3PM

Join us for a Lampwork Glass Jewelry Trunk show with artist Marlene Slothouber: Saturday 10 - 3pm Marlene will be joining the gallery as an artist and we will be showcasing her newest jewelry including 'snap-on' glass topper rings, blown glass beaded necklaces, and earrings. Marlene adds fine silver to her blown hollow glass beads to create a glittering effect. Her snap on glass topper rings will be a big hit, so stop in early to get the first pick of these uniquely handmade rings! Enjoy Mimosa's as you peruse the gallery! Artisan Gallery 218 Event Page

5. Des Moines Art Center Drop-In Tour 1PM - 4PM

Drop in for a conversational docent-led exploration of the Art Center's world-renowned collection and award-winning architecture.

6. Acrylic Collage at Artisan Gallery 218  1PM - 4PM

Discover your Creative Side with Acrylic Collage. Instructor: Award Winning Watercolor and Acrylic Collage Artist Marybeth Heikes. Explore cut paper collage using hand-painted papers to create a variety of subjects, including a floral bouquet, bicycles, barns or animals. Emphasis is on color and design. Students will complete an 8x10 project. Instructor provides: Collage papers, paper towels, support materials, reference photos, sketch paper and pencils. An 11x14 mat for finished project for framing. Cardboard for cutting papers, and water containers. Students should bring: Xacto Knife, scissors, elmer’s glue, brushes, apron or wear old clothes. Ages: 18+ Cost: $50 class fee + $20 materials. Call the gallery to reserve your spot! 515-255-0218  218 5th street West Des Moines, IA 50265

7. Heather Whittlesey Installation and Pottery Sale - Raygun 5PM - 7PM

Details to come..

8. Prelude Art Show - Scenic Route Bakery - Art Show 5PM - 8PM

Scenic Route will be open late on Saturday night tho host an art showcase of all mediums. Featuring art from Sage Anderson, Sky Bussanmas, April Jeske, Derrick Lambertz, Jen Leatherby, Luck Magazine, Cecilia Mitchell, Heather Morphew-Nelson, Kipp Paulsen, Amy Putney-Koenig, Allie Reber, Tim Tucker, Tatum Vermeer, & Amy Wonderlin - 350 E Locust Suite 104, Des Moines, IA 50309

9. Five Monkeys Inc - ROY-G-BIV Saturday 3PM - 7PM

ROY-G-BIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) From the artist Dina Bechman: My eyes have always been drawn to rainbows. If you put anything colored in front of me I will put them in color spectrum order. It soothes my heart and soul. I ALWAYS find joy in seeing the full color spectrum. I also LOVE creating with the spectrum! This show will be all new works by me in multiple mediums and will all have ALL THE COLORS!! Artist Reception June 22nd 3p-7p It's my birthday. I can think of no better way to spend it that surrounded by rainbows and all my favorite people! located at: 4211 Chamberlain Ave Des Moines. Check out the Facebook event here

10. East Village Mural Party 10AM - throughout the day

Come over anytime after 10am to help paint a fun new piece on 525 E. Grand. BYOB...bring your own brush! 525 East Grand.  Get more information on FB here: East Village Mural Party

11. The Burial - Des Moines, IA Premiere 4:30PM - 6:PM

Join us for the Des Moines premiere of THE BURIAL, a short film made in Iowa by Iowan filmmakers! Doors open at 4:30. Film screens at 5pm in the auditorium. Q&A from 5:30 - 6pm. State Historical Museum of Iowa 600 E Locust St, Des Moines.  Free event. Find more information here

12. 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. Saturday will feature Kyle McCord, Steve Rose and Dan Troxell. Check other weeknights for additional poetry readings.

13. Des Moines Art Center World Refugee Day Self Guided Tour

Guests of the Art Center can pick up a self-guided tour highlighting a selection of works in the collection by artists who fled their native countries under duress and have gone on to create art that enriches and expands our human capacities for growth, curiosity, and empathy.

Art Week Des Moines is presented by: