Art Week Des Moines 2017 - Events


Events that are confirmed for Art Week 2017. Check back often as more venues are contacting us with great ideas! 

 

Monday, June 19th


1. Plein Air Painting event with the Des Moines Social Club

Use your creative skills to paint a canvas to be displayed at the Des Moines Social Club.  You pick up your canvas on Friday and have the weekend to paint a scene in the Des Moines area.  All of the completed works will be displayed in the show Monday June 9th in the Viaduct Gallery.   Note: There will be a small supply fee for participation.  Additional Details to be announced.   What is Plein Air Painting?  We are happy you asked.. use this helpful link to get up to speed.

2. DMAF Curated - Mars Cafe May 8 - June 21

Silent Rivers will be hosting a curated gallery with some of the DMAF featured artists at Mars Cafe. Artists convene at the Des Moines Arts Festival from diverse places and backgrounds. We initiate this inaugural group show with a selection of 10 artists that explore a sense of place, but from various perspectives. Whether delving into individual or cultural memory, or accentuating the physical context for individual or community narrative, these artists reflect up our collective relationship within built space, the fabric of our homes, neighborhoods, towns and city. 

 

Tuesday June 20th


1. Fitch Building Open House

Fitch building will host an open house for Art Week 2017.  More details to follow and you can keep up to date on the Fitch Building through their Facebook Page.

2. Prosecco and Paintings at Amanda Reynal Interiors

Just across from the Fitch building Amanda Reynam Interiors will host guests with nibbles and prosecco and have a variety curated artworks by nationally recognized artists on display and for sale.   1417 walnut sreet, suite D -  Amanda Reynal Interiors

3. The Maker Space Tour and Open Hours 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Come visit the maker space for a tour and to meet some of our artists in residence and members. Learn about the ways you can create at the space and our meetups and groups. More information here: The Maker Space

4. University of Iowa ATRIUM event at the Pappajohn Education Center 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The University of Iowa will be hosting an ATRIUM event in conjunction with Art Week on Tuesday, June 20 at the UI Pappajohn Education Center, 1200 Grand Ave. The ATRIUM event will feature a variety of artists who have designed and printed a limited edition of "Lost Films" posters. The artists will be available for conversation and networking and their posters will be available for purchase that evening. Cash bar and lite hors d'oeuvres- RSVP on the Facebook event page

 

Wednesday June 21st


 1. Salon 4700 Event at Yellow Door Gallery

Details to be announced.  Salon 4700 is a member group with the Des Moines Art Center.  Click for more information on Salon 4700.  Click for more information on Yellow Door Gallery.

2. Des Moines Storytellers Project: The Secret Lives of Artists - Bash Events & Catering 6:30 p.m.

Presented by The Des Moines Register and in partnership with the Des Moines Arts Festival! Enjoy stories of unlocking the dreams and delusions within, from local and notable community members alike. Storytellers are coached by Register reporter Courtney Crowder, who will also serve as the event emcee. Purchase tickets at DesMoinesRegister.com/Artists.

3. DSM Girl Gang "Quick Draw" Event at Peace Tree Brewing Co. 5:30PM - 8:00PM

The event will involve 20+ artists drawing on site with each drawing being sold at the event for a fixed price of $30.  Peace Tree Brewing is located at : 317 E Court Ave, Des Moines

 

Thursday, June 22nd


1. Urban Visionaries Show at the Des Moines Social Club - 7:00 PM - Close

The Urban Visionaries show focuses on urban artists from around the world.  Artists such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, etc will be shown in the Viaduct Gallery.  The opening night will feature, music, drinks, and lots of great art. 

2. Riverview Artists Salon 6 an the Rooftop of the Des Moines Social Club

Riverview Artist Salon Member's are full time, part time, emerging and returning creatives living in Iowa and organizations, businesses, educator's and supporters of art and culture in Iowa and it's Member's.  Riverview Artist Salon is a grass roots, volunteer based community who's mission is to elevate the status of creatives living within our city and state and provide its Member's with a center for public engagement, networking, new ideas, personal development and artistic growth.

3. Lillian Genth: "For the Good of My Soul" - The Garage at Salisbury House  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This special exhibit considers the work of American artist Lillian Genth (1876-1953) during a consequential period in her career. Carl and Edith Weeks acquired at least ten works by Genth – the most by any single artist in the Weeks’ extensive collection. These works reflect both the extraordinary transition in Lillian Genth’s career and her friendship with Edith and Carl Weeks. Exhibit runs through August 20.   Free admission

4. Wild Beasts at the Barnum Factory  6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Chicken Tractor is proud to announce its contribution to Art Week Des Moines, a one-night exhibit of work by four of Iowa's most talented artists. These Iowa artists' works are deeply engaged in the relationship between predator and prey, honoring the lives and deaths of Iowa's wildlife with work describing the alertness required for survival and the artifacts and environments created by human violence. The exhibit features work by Heidi Wiren Bartlett, Larassa Kabel, Lee Running, and Jessica Teckmeyer. Learn more about the exhibit and the artists here :Chicken Tractor 

Barnum Factory is located at 97 Indiana Ave. Des Moines, IA 50314

5. APOSTO Restuarant - Special Dinner 'A Study in Vibrance'

Chef Cory and Tony will be focusing on the season of summer and extracting colors from a variety of local and seasonal ingredients to match our surroundings. Wine pairing will be available the evening of. Guest can view this menu and purchase tickets by visiting www.Apostodm.com and selecting "pop up dinner". Learn more at Aposto Restaurant

6. Leona Ruby Hosts Christine Hilbert's Book Release Party 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Leona Ruby (400 E. Locust St, DSM) will be hosting the release of artist and jewelry designer Christine Hilbert's first children's book, Echo of the Star on Thursday June 22nd from 5-7 pm. The illustrations are inspired by her ongoing Heirloom Anthology series of watercolor paintings combined with vintage gems. Along with copies of Echo of the Star, Hilbert will also be displaying prints of the illustrations and original watercolors from the book. You can view more of her work at her website www.christinehilbert.com

 

Friday, June 23rd


1. Des Moines Arts Festival Opens!  11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Join the Des Moines Arts Festival in the Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines.  Check here for full information.

2. Ballet Des Moines Special Performances - Des Moines Art Center 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM

*Note:  Event is Sold out for 2017 *  Ruptures Interpreted by Artistic Director Serkan Usha with original music composed by Lindsay Keats. Two performances, each followed by one-hour receptions for commentary and Q&A.  Complimentary wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be available.  Ballet Des Moines and the Art Center have embarked on a moving collaboration of dance and visual art. The works that comprise Ruptures are rife with emotion and physicality, qualities fundamental to dance.  Four vignettes will be performed in artistic dialogue with the exhibition.  *Reservations requested at desmoinesartcenter.org

3. Recurring event - Urban Visionaries Show at the Des Moines Social Club - Open Gallery Hours

Featuring Artists such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, etc will be shown in the Viaduct Gallery.

 

Saturday, June 24th


1. Des Moines Arts Festival  11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Join the Des Moines Arts Festival in the Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines.  Check here for full information.

2. ArtFest Midwest - Varied Industries Building - Iowa State Fairgrounds 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Artfest Midwest, Iowa's largest fina art show, is an indoor event (with a few outdoor spaces) held in the rain-free, air-conditioned Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.  Approximately 250 artists will be participating in this 15th annual event.  ArtFest Midwest will again offer free shuttle bus service to downtown. Parking and admission to the show are free.  Artfest Midwest Website

3. Recurring event - Urban Visionaries Show at the Des Moines Social Club - Open Gallery Hours

Featuring Artists such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, etc will be shown in the Viaduct Gallery.

 

Sunday June 25th


 1. Des Moines Arts Festival  11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join the Des Moines Arts Festival in the Western Gateway Park in Downtown Des Moines.  Check here for full information.

2. ArtFest Midwest - Varied Industries Building - Iowa State Fairgrounds 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Artfest Midwest, Iowa's largest fina art show, is an indoor event (with a few outdoor spaces) held in the rain-free, air-conditioned Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.  Approximately 250 artists will be participating in this 15th annual event.  ArtFest Midwest will again offer free shuttle bus service to downtown. Parking and admission to the show are free. Artfest Midwest Website

3. Recurring event - Urban Visionaries Show at the Des Moines Social Club - Open Gallery Hours

Featuring Artists such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, etc will be shown in the Viaduct Gallery.

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