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Friday, June 26 • TBA
(all week long) Art Adventures in Polk County 2020

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Would you like to go on an Art Adventure–visiting parks and trails in Polk County with your treasure map in hand following clues to beautiful art pieces in nature? 

In celebration of Art Week Des Moines (June 19-26), Polk County Conservation, the Great Outdoors FoundationMainframe Studios, and the organizers of Art Week are teaming up to offer a self-guided art treasure hunt that encourages you to explore various parks and trails in our community. Find the art feature in each area using provided clues and document your success on social media!

•    View or Download the Treasure Map Here: https://bit.ly/3gvzJWC
•    Learn About the Featured Art Here: https://bit.ly/2M0j1AZ
•    More Information About Art Adventures Here: https://bit.ly/2X8CsxR


For all of you self-proclaimed sleuths, boy do we have something special in store for you! Local artist, Ryan Topete, will be painting 10 commissioned painted wood panels that will be hidden in natural landscapes throughout Polk County.

Clues for these panels will be released every other day from June 1 – 19 on Polk County Conservation's social media, and then it will be a race against time for you to find* each print first. 

*Once you find the print, you get to keep it (one print per family please), and then notify us and others that it has been found by posting a picture on social media, tagging Polk County Conservation, Mainframe Studios, and the Great Outdoors Foundation. 
•    Follow the event hosts on social media for the clues and don’t forget to use the hashtags: #ArtWeek2020 #ArtAdventures2020

Communities involved in Art Adventures:
•    City of Altoona, Iowa - Government
•    City of Ankeny - Government
•    City of Bondurant, Iowa (Official)
•    Clive Parks and Recreation/Aquatics
•    Grimes Parks and Recreation
•    City of Johnston Government
•    Pleasant Hill Parks and Recreation
•    City of Polk City
•    Urbandale Parks and Recreation
•    West Des Moines Parks & Recreation / Aquatic Centers
•    City of Windsor Heights, Iowa

Ryan Topete, from Sioux City, Iowa, was the 2018 Drake University Department of Art & Design Alumni Studio Artist Fellow at Mainframe. Third Space DSM commissioned him to create a mural on East 14th in Des Moines, where he set out to evoke the culture of the neighborhood in a way that the whole community could enjoy.

Instagram: @ryantopete_art
E-mail: ryantopeteart@gmail.com

Friday June 26, 2020 TBA
Polk County Parks Multiple Locations, see scavanger hunt map

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