Sunday, June 24th


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

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

2. Interrobang Film Festival - 11:00AM - 5:00PM

The Interrobang Film Festival presented by AARP Movies for Grownups, is three days filled with films and communication between filmmakers and audience members. The audience, whether cinema enthusiasts or curious newcomers, can experience curated screenings of 55 films form 30 different countries. Films are screened Friday, June 22nd - Sunday, June 24th in the South wing of the Des Moines Public Library located on the Des Moines Arts Festival site.

Part juried competition, part public screening and part workshop, the unique film festival event allows people to experience films from artists around the globe. The term "interrobang" indicates a non-standard punctuation mark in an exclamatory manner, as in, "What are YOU doing for Art Week 2018?!" This mixture of query and interjection leaves room for reflection, contemplation and exploration. Since 2007, the Des Moines Arts Festival has presented the INterrobang Film Festival as part of its three-day lineup bringing the art of the film to Festival guests June 22-24th.  For a complete list and schedule of the films in this year's festival, please click here.

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

The eleven-time Grand Pinnacle Award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival, presented by Nationwide, is being held June 22-24, 2018. This free annual three-day arts and culture festival will surround the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. DMAF invites you to “…go where it takes you…” by engaging with 180 invited professional visual artists, emerging Iowa artists, the cutting-edge Interrobang Film Festival, live music, performing arts, interactive arts activities, award-winning community outreach programs, live artist workshops and demonstrations, artisan food, and beverages for every taste. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy, so mark your calendars! For more information, click here.

4. Book Launch Public Reading and Signing Event 12:30PM

Join us for a special event for WE THE INTERWOVEN: AN ANTHOLOGY OF BICULTURAL IOWA taking place on the Des Moines Arts Festival Acoustic Stage featuring stories from the first-ever publication of writing from bicultural Iowans. The event will feature special readings from the three authors-- Sadagat Aliyeva of Des Moines, Chuy Renteria of West Liberty, and Melissa Palma of Waterloo, followed by a Q&A with Andrea Wilson of the Iowa Writers' House. 

5. Yellow Door Gallery June Exhibition Featuring Michael Velliquette and Joey Faerso 1:00PM - 4:00PM

The show is open June 9th - July 8th and available by appointment. Visit here for more information.

6. Art Week Wind Down Yoga at Yellow Door Gallery 4:00PM - 5:00PM

$5 suggested donation. Bring your own mat. www.yellowdoordsm.com for more information

7. Des Moines Artist Studio Visits #7 - Taylor Ross 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Artist studio visit location: 3107 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, IA 50310.  One artist, each day of the week - Please click here for more information on the rest of the artist studio visit series this week.

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

Artists Retna, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, FAILE, and Martin Whatson will be shown in the Viaduct Gallery.

Art Week Des Moines is presented by: