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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Based on more than 70 submissions to date, here’s how the week is shaping up…

  • The Avenues’ streetscape will come alive on Friday evening with a range of expression inhabiting businesses, while local artists will lead a tour of the Des Moines Art Center at 6p
  • Highland Park/Oak Park activates the business district and public spaces around 6th and Euclid on Saturday, centered on an artist meetup and group show at the Slow Down
  • Drake starts Sunday afternoon with front porches hosting artists in celebration of Cottage Grove’s 150th anniversary, leading to evening engagement in Dogtown
  • Franklin neighbors are hosting a celebration of World Refugee Day at the Perkins Elementary campus on Monday evening
  • Downtown’s Architect Art Crawl anchors a set of Tuesday evening activations, including mini-golf at Mainframe and a group show at Polk County Heritage Gallery
  • Columbus Park encourages a neighborhood lap on Wednesday for pop art, video projection and artist-led education with Des Moines Art Center
  • Valley Junction’s Farmers Market wraps Art Week with a whole block of local art and spectacle
  • Others are doing things elsewhere, and we’re here for that, too

If someone you know aims to participate and still hasn’t completed the form, it’s still open.


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