Wednesday, June 26th

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

1. "DIG" // Public Art and Placemaking at Mainframe Studios - 8AM

Downtown Chamber of Commerce "DIG" // Public Art and Placemaking Jessica Rowe of the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation & David Dahlquist of RDG discuss the power of public art has on placemaking and community vibrancy. Give your day a creative kick start by joining the conversation at Mainframe Studios located at 900 Keo Way. View additional information here

2. 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

3. 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. Wednesday evening will feature Keith Ratzlaff and Mark Widrlechner. Check the Art Week calendar for additional poetry readings.

4. Des Moines Artist Studio Visits 2019: Jennifer Leatherby 6PM - 9PM 

Join Jennifer Leatherby for a studio tour at her home. View the Studio Visits Flyer Here

5. Tarot Reading & Pottery Painting - Five Monkeys Inc. 6PM - 9PM 

Find out what's in the cards during Art Week Des Moines, tap into your creative energy and join us for this fun night!
You'll have your Tarot Cards read by Maggie Howe and paint any of the purple tag items in the studio.
Seats are limited so make sure to reserve your spot! Facebook Event Information

6. Riverview Artist Salon 16, The Basement, Des Moines Social Club 7PM – 9PM

The DMSC has been a CENTER for recreation, culture, education and entertainment for Central Iowa since December 2007 and home of River City Art and Music’s, Riverview Artist Salon, since February 2017. Enjoy an amazing line up of talented Iowans sharing their words, passions and works including Jon E. Duh-Moyne of Des Moines Poetry Slam, Chaden Halfhill of Silent Rivers Design+Build, Lindsey Keast and Jennie Knoebel with the Iowa Arts Council, Adam Winn of Red Door Press, Robert Moore, an exciting new visual artist, and Alyssa Leicht, Des Moines based, world-traveling music, tour, and portrait photographer.  Facebook Event Information

7. 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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