Sunday June 23rd


1. Peace Tree Brewing & Five Monkeys Inc. Paint Your Own Pottery  - 12 - 4PM

Peace Tree and Five Monkeys Inc have teamed up to bring you a fun, creative opportunity. Five Monkeys Inc is bringing glaze and steins from their Paint Your Own Pottery Studio on site for you! Once you've created your masterpiece it will be kiln fired and returned to Peace Tree Brewing for pick up on Saturday June 29th. Please pick up your stein no later than July 1st. Cost $25 - there are five different styles to choose from, Each stein takes about an hour, stop in when it's convenient. Bring your creativity or don't, Five Monkeys Inc will have plenty of tools on hand to make your stein AMAZING!!  Check out the Facebook event

2. Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure Poetry Readings - 5PM - 6PM

Join us at Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure, 2723 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312, for Art Week poets. Sunday evenings will feature Jennifer Knox, Rustin Larson, and Shelly Reed. Check other weeknights for additional poetry readings.

3. Iowa Water Festival - Izaak Walton League Des Moines - 11AM - 5PM

Art, music, speakers, and more. This FREE event will unite educators, scientists and other speakers to bring awareness of Iowa’s water quality issues and show Iowans how they can promote waterway health, restore Iowa’s land fertility using climate smart agriculture practices, and encourage elected officials and decision-makers to commit to action that will lead to long-term changes to clean Iowa’s waters. Event Poster. Facebook Event Information.  Website information available here:

4. 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.

5. 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: