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Sunday, May 31
 

TBA

Call for artwork donation (with $300 honorarium)
The organizing committee of Art Week Des Moines is looking for 3 artworks to be donated as prizes for an art activity. Each selected artist will receive a $300 honorarium. The 3 selected pieces will be awarded to the top 3 winners of the "Public Art Scavenger Hunt", a virtual competition taking place throughout the art week (June 19-26th, https://artweekdesmoines.com/), with sponsorship from the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation (https://dsmpublicartfoundation.org/). The Scavenger Hunt encourages Des Moines area residents to explore and find existing public art in the metro area via web mapping services such as Google Maps or Apple Maps. 

To submit your artwork for consideration, please email good quality images of the works that you are offering to donate to tibich72@gmail.com with the subject line "Donation: Public Art Scavenger Hunt Prizes". Please limit your entries to 3 images, and include artwork details for each one. There is no fee to submit.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, May 31st, 2020 11:59pm. You will be notified by Wednesday, June 3rd if your artwork was accepted.

TBA

Limited Space: Call For Artists & Photographers
Hey crew!

We have been bummed about not being able to hold events with Lockdown going on. So, we have been brainstorming ways to hold a Limited Space safely. 

This is what we got:
Limited Space, Drive In Movie style. We Project art on 12’ X 9’ outdoor screen in the Art Center Parking lot, set to music. While guests stay safely in their cars. Guest can listen using their car radios. 
Artists sell virtually. We are setting up a system to help direct guests to your preferred sales method while they watch. We are also planning a virtual tip jar for artists that works with Venmo and Apple Pay. 
This time you don’t actually have to be physically present. But we would love to have you attend if you are available.
When/Where:
Saturday, June 20th at the Des Moines Art Center Parking lot
As usual there are no fees to participate or commission taken from sales! 
How to apply to show? Email us at: limitedspace@teamrockpaperscissors.ninja

Easy – Please email us these 6 things:
1. 7-10 photos of your beautiful art to use during the showcase with titles please. 
2. Your name as you want it represented.
3. Your social media link (Instagram preferred).
4. Your Preferred sales method. Give this some thought please. We are going to send their phones right to whatever this is. A sales website, shopify, or similar is good. It could also be an email template or email address.  
5.The virtual tip jar! Please email us your Venmo and/or phone number if you prefer Apple Pay.
6.What you would like to say to the guests. (One – three sentences) It could be anything, but it is intended to be a stealth sales tactic.

Alternatively - you can apply online at https://www.limitedspace.co/call-for-artists
We are considering posting the showcase online during of art week only. Let us know what you think about that.

Hashtag: #LimitedSpaceDSM
- ♡
Lyndon & Sören


Sunday May 31, 2020 TBA
Des Moines Art Center 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50312
  Call for Art
 
Monday, June 1
 

TBA

Art Adventures: FOLLOW THE CLUES, KEEP THE ART
In celebration of Art Week (June 19-26), Polk County Conservation, the Great Outdoors Foundation, Mainframe 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!


WANT MORE OF A CHALLENGE?


FOLLOW THE CLUES, KEEP THE ART

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 few days 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.
  • If you don’t have social media, please e-mail us a photo with the panel you found at info@greatoutdoorsfoundation.org.
  • Follow us on social media for the clues and don’t forget to use the hashtags: #ArtWeek2020 #ArtAdventures2020




Monday June 1, 2020 TBA
Polk County Parks Multiple Locations, see scavanger hunt map
 
Friday, June 5
 

9:00am CDT

CALL FOR ART: MICROCOSM Community Coloring Book
Dear fellow humans of Des Moines and surrounding cities,

Let's make a coloring book!

The title of this community driven project will be “MICROCOSM” which will ultimately be the theme!

mi•cro•cosm -
/ˈmīkrəˌkäzəm/

noun
a community, place, or situation regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristic qualities or features of something much larger.

What little worlds do we live in or entertain that make up the whole of our community?

I’m excited to see your creations and share them.

Submission Guidelines-
x Deadline: June 5th
x Email to: tinyartdesk@gmail.com
x file type: .jpeg, .PDF, or .png
x file dimensions: 8 x 10 (300 DPI)
x black and white only!

Other information-

x illustrations should follow the theme of microcosm, this is fully up to interpretation! Play around, get funky!

x 100% of the proceeds will be going to contributing artists; payments will be sent to a designated PayPal account, and then evenly distributed to the artists.

x Make sure to include your name, Instagram handle, and Venmo or PayPal information.

x this project is supported by Art Beacon Des Moines and will be hosted on their website!

x MICROCOSM will be released and available for purchase and download on June 19th, the first day of #ArtWeekDSM2020


Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

Facebook Event


Friday June 5, 2020 9:00am - 9:00pm CDT
Online
  Call for Art
 
Friday, June 12
 

9:00am CDT

CALL FOR ART: Encapsulated Motions (Deadline Extended)
(Insta @encapsulatedmotions)
DSM Musicians, submit a short video with your original music and visuals for ArtWeek!
 
Themes :: Colors, patterns, waves
Video Length :: 15, 18 or 30 secs. MP4
 
Submission dates :: May 24th 8am through 5/31st 9pm
email :: encapsulatedmotionsdsm@gmail.com
(Include the following info :: Band Name, website, video title, credits Venmo or a way to support your artistry)


Friday June 12, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm CDT
Online
 
Monday, June 15
 

9:00pm CDT

Call for Entries: (Digital) Iowa Exhibited XXXV
Over the Polk County Heritage Gallery’s 40 years, we’ve seen much change in our community. Nothing before has hit the “pause” on life quite like the current pandemic. In an effort to continue our tradition of supporting and promoting Iowa artists through juried exhibits, the Board is proud to invite its community artists to Iowa Exhibited XXXV, the digital edition.

Complete details:http://www.polkcountyheritagegallery.org/call-for-entries?fbclid=IwAR3ZxOfoBhGvdG3_Z1WocGJRORLj7XV--g6Xh7GVwqnVuwnF9Hue82tBhlY#iowa-exhibited-digital


Monday June 15, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
  Call for Art
 
Friday, June 19
 

9:30am CDT

Dan Troxell Interview: Rachel, Soren & Tatiana
artweekTV Interview with Rachel Buse, Sören Albah, and Tatiana Giacinti recorded on June 7th, 2020 at 1:10pm by Dan Troxell.  Listen to this Interview to hear about some of Artweek's offerings, origins, goals, and community participants by a few of the organizers from Artweek 2020!

Watch on your own time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAZ3-GNRt_g&t=326s


Friday June 19, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am CDT
artweekTV

11:00am CDT

Jess Quinn's 20 Paintings 20 Days
In celebration of Art Week 2020 Jess Quinn, a local artist from Mainframe Studios, will be hosting a two day backyard art show featuring 20 paintings she created over 20 days during June 2020.

Address: 7037 Oakwood Dr, Urbandale, IA 50322-8014, United States

Quinn's botanical oil paintings were featured at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens during 2019 Art Week. Her art has also shown at the Iowa State Fair, Polk County Heritage Gallery and Ankeny Art Center.

Follow Jess Quinn on Instagram

Facebook Event


Friday June 19, 2020 11:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Urbandable
  Art Show
 
Saturday, June 20
 

9:30am CDT

Dan Troxell Interview: Renee Watkins
ArtWeek TV Interview with Reneé Watkins recorded on 20200608 7:30pm by Dan Troxell.  Listen to this Interview to hear Renee's thoughts about art and Artweek 2020!

Watch on your own time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUZnPfiWsVM&t=56s


Saturday June 20, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am CDT
artweekTV
  Interviews

11:00am CDT

Jess Quinn's 20 Paintings 20 Days
In celebration of Art Week 2020 Jess Quinn, a local artist from Mainframe Studios, will be hosting a two day backyard art show featuring 20 paintings she created over 20 days during June 2020.

Address: 7037 Oakwood Dr, Urbandale, IA 50322-8014, United States

Quinn's botanical oil paintings were featured at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens during 2019 Art Week. Her art has also shown at the Iowa State Fair, Polk County Heritage Gallery and Ankeny Art Center.

Follow Jess Quinn on Instagram

Facebook Event


Saturday June 20, 2020 11:00am - 6:00pm CDT
Urbandable
  Art Show

1:00pm CDT

Kelsey Bigelow Poetry Live Stream
Poetry is here to bring catharsis and connection in a time of disconnection and traumas. Join Kelsey Bigelow in a poetic live stream to celebrate Art Week in Des Moines. This reading will be full of poems that analyze our current COVID world as well as other pre-COVID traumas and hardships. This reading is dedicated to the sense of understanding we all need right now and is hoping to help others feel seen. #ArtWeekDSM2020

Where: Facebook and Instagram Live

About the Poet
Kelsey Bigelow is a Des Moines-based poet who molds incredibly specific emotions and situations into something digestible and cathartic. She’s a winner of the Des Moines Poetry Slam and Ames Poetry Revival, and she’s performed on stages around Iowa, Wisconsin, and even Boston. Kelsey’s debut collection, “Sprig of Lilac,” is available on Amazon.

Link to Facebook Event

Follow Kelsey Bigelow on Instagram


Saturday June 20, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Online
  Live Reading

8:30pm CDT

Limited Space: Quarantine Edition
Drive-in theater-style art showcase with DJs in the Art Center Parking lot! Social Distancing compliant!

80+ Artists projected on screen| 2 DJs Providing Vibe Music | Free to Attend | One Night Only | Safe | Presentation Loops Starting Every 20 Minutes | A Part of Art Week Des Moines

Life changes fast. When lockdown stunts aspirations and social distancing mutes connection, where does art land? 

Can a quiet act of creation be a rallying cry for the wild and free? 

Can we summon our modern-day stoic moment? 

Now, at the pivot point, art taps the successor.  
None of us know what kind of summer we are looking at, but we could all use a dose of art and community. Please join us for a night of art and music. 

More than 250 works of art will be projected on our outdoor screen. While you stay safely in your car. 

The showcase will be on a 20-minute loop. 

Music Starts at 8:30 pm with the slideshow starting at 9 pm (just after sunset). And like it says in the name, space is extremely limited, so plan accordingly and come early. 

Featuring Artists from the Des Moines Art Center's 2019/2020 class of Teen Academy. Learn more at https://www.desmoinesartcenter.org/education/teens

This edition of Limited Space is a part of Art Week Des Moines 2020. Art Week Des Moines encourages artists and arts supporters to organize events that celebrate our amazing art community. 

The goal is to provide rich programming throughout the week to reach across generations and across art genres. Art Week Des Moines is a volunteer-based effort, open to all artists wanting to showcase their work among the diverse offering of creative expression growing in Des Moines.

DJs:
Lyndrumhttps://www.instagram.com/lyndrum/
DJ Rock Paper Scissorshttps://www.instagram.com/djrockpaperscissors/

#LimitedSpaceDSM 
#ArtWeekDSM2020


Saturday June 20, 2020 8:30pm - 11:00pm CDT
Des Moines Art Center 4700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50312
  Art Show
 
Sunday, June 21
 

10:30am CDT

Dan Troxell Interview: Mary Jones
ArtWeek TV Interview with Mary Jones recorded on 20200610 7:20pm by Dan Troxell.  Listen to this Interview to hear her thoughts about art, synchronized walking, and printmaking.

Watch on your own time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e5m9FnMYhQ


Sunday June 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am CDT
artweekTV
  Interviews

11:00am CDT

Benjamin Gardner - Folk Meditation
Hosted by Yellow Door Gallery. Join us via ZOOM. Information at the end of this event.

Folk Meditation is an ongoing sound project that seeks to develop a pluralistic aesthetic of meditation. Along with short spoken prompts, the meditation uses drone and trance musical traditions to help listeners access different states of consciousness. 

Along with a live guided meditation on June 21st, a full-length album of meditations will be released via Bandcamp at benjamingardner.bandcamp.com for Art Week 2020. 

Join the mediation!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83942765298?pwd=U3l6VEkyUXl2U0VhSVNWRFhDbHJtZz09 
Meeting ID: 839 4276 5298 
Password: 173999 
Phone: +13126266799,,83942765298#,,1#,173999# US


Sunday June 21, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Online

1:00pm CDT

900Views Podcast: Live interview with Emmet Phillips
Pat Boddy of 900Views Podcast will do a live interview with Emmet Phillips, local performer and founder of Speak Your Peace LLC.

Follow 900Views on iTunes


Sunday June 21, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
artweekTV

2:00pm CDT

Where You Go, I Go Live Podcast
Two friends talk. One in Iowa, the other in Louisiana. Sometimes there are guests! This podcasts conversation will explore imagination.

Follow 900Views on iTunes

Rachel Buse is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2235034113?pwd=cHAzaVBaQnYrdm1HMlZXQnIwZld2QT09

Meeting ID: 223 503 4113
Password: art4ever


Sunday June 21, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
artweekTV
 
Monday, June 22
 

9:30am CDT

Dan Troxell Interview: Tia Jacobs
ArtWeek TV Interview with Tia Jacobs recorded on 20200611 5:38pm by Dan Troxell.  Listen to this Interview to hear some of Tia's thoughts about art, her photography, and her subjects!

Watch on your own time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21FY4yUPsGk


Monday June 22, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am CDT
artweekTV
  Interviews

12:00pm CDT

Got Bias with Black Benatar
This lunchtime event - part performance, part cultural equity training - will be led by social justice drag queen and JEDI trainer Beatrice Thomas from Authentic Arts and Media. As their fierce and fabulous drag persona, Black Benatar, they will explore the role bias plays in our lives, how privilege impacts us, and how we can use it to create positive change in the world. Jonny Stax will gather ingredients from this performance to lead people in making potions throughout the week. This virtual performance promises to be fun, interactive, and stimulating as we journey together toward creative justice and equitable love.

Join us this summer as we learn about bias and make potions to transform Iowa’s artistic practices and creative communities to be more just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive (JEDI). We are kicking off a virtual potionmaking process at Des Moines Art Week during lunchtime sessions and continue throughout the summer. Creative Iowans will be encouraged to make and share potions leading up to the Iowa Arts Summit August 7.

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This session is sponsored by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, as a preview for the Iowa Arts Summit on August 7, 2020. The summit brings together artists, filmmakers, creative entrepreneurs, non-profit professionals and community leaders for a day of networking, learning and celebrating the arts in Iowa. Learn more at iowaculture.gov.


Monday June 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Iowa Arts Council
  Workshop

6:00pm CDT

Performative Gestures - Brittany Brooke Crow & Michelle Marie
Brittany Brooke Crow and Michelle Marie are both artists who work with performance, gestures, and intimate exploration. What does this mean? They're both unsure! Join them in an interactive investigation of their work as they try to make sense of it all on June 22nd at 6pm via Twitch livestream.
 
Stay tuned for the event link. Might be here: https://www.twitch.tv/michellemariemoves
 
//This event is part of Art Week Des Moines, a week-long celebration of local art in Central Iowa.//

Facebook Event


Monday June 22, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Twitch

8:00pm CDT

Benjamin Gardner - Live Reading of "The Cabin"
Hosted by Yellow Door Gallery. Join us via ZOOM (link below)!

"The Cabin" is a read-along book about a walk in the woods and states of human consciousness. The format is based off of read-along books published in the 1980’s. The book is written and illustrated by Gardner, who also produced the audio and soundtrack for the record. The book was printed by Christian Edwards Printing in Des Moines and the plexiglass 7” was recorded by Haunted Birthday Records in Atlanta, Georgia in an edition of 50.

Click this link to join the ZOOM meeting! 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83635609844?pwd=RU5WRHdnYlJmeFNBRVpocmg1ZUNsQT09 
Meeting ID: 836 3560 9844 
Password: 017111 

Or via phone: +13126266799,,83635609844#,,1#,017111# US (Chicago)

Monday June 22, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Online
  Live Reading
 
Tuesday, June 23
 

9:30am CDT

Dan Troxell Interview: Steven Vail
ArtWeek TV Interview with Steven Vail recorded on 20200611 8:44pm by Dan Troxell.  Listen to this interview to hear Steven's thoughts about art, gallery sales, Dadaism and more.

Watch on your own time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21FY4yUPsGk


Tuesday June 23, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am CDT
artweekTV
  Interviews

11:00am CDT

Live Painting with Hannah Claire
Hannah Claire is a freelance artist working and living in Iowa. Art has been a huge passion of mine for about as long as I can remember. Claire likes to create vibrant and unique pieces. During this live stream, she will be painting a vivid abstract mermaid swimming through the ocean.

Watch on Instagram

or watch on artweekTV


Tuesday June 23, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Instagram
  Workshop

12:00pm CDT

Lunchtime Potionmaking Sessions: Justice
Building off of Black Benatar’s performance, we will hold daily potionmaking sessions to blend ingredients from their JEDI stories with ingredients from our own stories. Uncle JoJo’s recipe Potions for HumanityTM engages people in brewing their own healing tinctures through storytelling, power sharing, and art making. We are calling all creative Iowans to make potions that conjure the powers we need to adapt toward more JEDI artistic practices and creative communities. We are beginning with bias as we awakening to new understandings of the world. Each day we will explore one component of JEDI transformation - Justice on Tuesday, Equity on Wednesday, Diversity on Thursday, and Inclusion on Friday.

Creative Iowans will be encouraged to make and share potions leading up to the Iowa Arts Summit August 7. Learn More.

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This session is sponsored by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, as a preview for the Iowa Arts Summit on August 7, 2020. The summit brings together artists, filmmakers, creative entrepreneurs, non-profit professionals and community leaders for a day of networking, learning and celebrating the arts in Iowa. Learn more at iowaculture.gov.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Iowa Arts Council
  Workshop

7:00pm CDT

900Views Podcast: Live interview with Leo Bird
Pat Boddy of 900Views Podcast will do a live interview with Leo Bird, local comedian and artist.

Follow 900Views on iTunes

Tuesday June 23, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
artweekTV
  Interviews
 
Wednesday, June 24
 

10:00am CDT

Mona's Drawing Club with Mel
DRAWING CLUB All ages - Wednesdays @ 10 am

Live on instagram (rararamonaml), then later edited and put on YouTube.
To JOIN: bring yourself, a pen and something to draw with! A quick lesson inspired by years of teaching kids drawing classes.


Wednesday June 24, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Instagram

10:30am CDT

Dan Troxell Interview: Becky Beckett
ArtWeek TV Interview with Becky Beckett recorded on 20200611 7:20pm by Dan Troxell.  In this Interview Becky conveys her thoughts about moving to Des Moines, her new studio, her aesthetic, and Artweek 2020!

Watch on your own time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21FY4yUPsGk


Wednesday June 24, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am CDT
artweekTV
  Interviews

12:00pm CDT

Lunchtime Potionmaking Sessions: Equity
Building off of Black Benatar’s performance, we will hold daily potionmaking sessions to blend ingredients from their JEDI stories with ingredients from our own stories. Uncle JoJo’s recipe Potions for HumanityTM engages people in brewing their own healing tinctures through storytelling, power sharing, and art making. We are calling all creative Iowans to make potions that conjure the powers we need to adapt toward more JEDI artistic practices and creative communities. We are beginning with bias as we awakening to new understandings of the world. Each day we will explore one component of JEDI transformation - Justice on Tuesday, Equity on Wednesday, Diversity on Thursday, and Inclusion on Friday.

Creative Iowans will be encouraged to make and share potions leading up to the Iowa Arts Summit August 7. Learn More.

--

This session is sponsored by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, as a preview for the Iowa Arts Summit on August 7, 2020. The summit brings together artists, filmmakers, creative entrepreneurs, non-profit professionals and community leaders for a day of networking, learning and celebrating the arts in Iowa. Learn more at iowaculture.gov.


Wednesday June 24, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Iowa Arts Council
  Workshop

2:00pm CDT

Flyest Hobo You Know Live Art!
Allysha Cora Jean Cason of Flyest Hobo U Know will be live painting a new piece. Tune in on Facebook and check out Cason's work.

Watch the live stream on the Flyest Hobo You Know Facebook Page


or watch on artweekTV


Wednesday June 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Facebook
  Workshop

5:30pm CDT

Leo's Comedy Art Discussion
I do realistic storytelling about having autism and fitting in. In my speeches, I use drawings to illustrate the concepts I am explaining.

If the link does not work, here is the meeting ID and password:

Meeting ID: 757 4909 9737
Password: 3FWqYt

Facebook Event

Wednesday June 24, 2020 5:30pm - 6:15pm CDT
Facebook
  Comedy

6:00pm CDT

Virtual Life Drawing: presented by Arcadian Tattoo
Artists of all disciplines and skill levels are invited to a free, virtual life drawing session. 
 
 We will send an official video stream link on the day of the event to everyone who RSVP’s as “going.” For those without a Facebook page, you may RSVP by email: brittanybrookecrow@gmail.com
 
 Disclaimer: by RSVP’ing as “going,” you acknowledge this event features nudity and you are 18+. 
 
 Presented by Arcadian Tattoo
Co-hosted by Brittany Brooke Crow + Taylor Ross
 
//This event is part of Art Week Des Moines, a week-long celebration of local art in Central Iowa.//

Facebook Event


Wednesday June 24, 2020 6:00pm - 9:00pm CDT
Arcadian Tattoo
  Workshop

7:00pm CDT

Midsummer Couch Concert: the Moffetts
Couch Concerts returns for a special Midsummer Music event with Sandy and Betty Moffett (of the Too Many String Band).

They will sing and play folk songs on guitar and mandolin.

Live on Facebook

Wednesday June 24, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Grinnell Area Arts Council
  Music
 
Thursday, June 25
 

9:30am CDT

Dan Troxell Interview: Sarah Spain
ArtWeek TV Interview with Sarah Spain recorded on 20200615 11:00am by Dan Troxell.  Listen to this interview to hear Sarah's thoughts about journaling, mandalas, bhuto dance, and tank tracks in Tiananmen Square.

Watch on your own time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g3HBz8ji5k


Thursday June 25, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am CDT
artweekTV
  Interviews

10:00am CDT

LIVE FAIL w/ Karen Lewis
Tune into Karen Lewis working in the studio. Suggest things for her to build and see how she responds to the pressure. Lewis is a cardboard master, but that doesn't mean failure doesn't occur.

Topic: LIVE FAIL w/ Karen Lewis
Time: Jun 25, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2235034113?pwd=cHAzaVBaQnYrdm1HMlZXQnIwZld2QT09

Meeting ID: 223 503 4113
Password: art4ever

or

Watch on artweekTV


Thursday June 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Instagram
  Workshop

11:00am CDT

Alan Jacobs: Saving Found Film
In these series of four, 15 minute videos, Alan Jacob shows the process he takes to salvage as much as he can from found rolls of film. Jacob develops two rolls of film, one roll from the 1950s and another from pre 1931. Watch to see the technique and see what images are revealed after they are developed.

Watch on YouTube:
Saving Found Film Part 1
Saving Found Film Part 2
Saving Found Film Part 3
Saving Found Film Part 4

Or watch on artweekTV


Thursday June 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
YouTube
  Workshop

12:00pm CDT

Lunchtime Potionmaking Sessions: Diversity
Building off of Black Benatar’s performance, we will hold daily potionmaking sessions to blend ingredients from their JEDI stories with ingredients from our own stories. Uncle JoJo’s recipe Potions for HumanityTM engages people in brewing their own healing tinctures through storytelling, power sharing, and art making. We are calling all creative Iowans to make potions that conjure the powers we need to adapt toward more JEDI artistic practices and creative communities. We are beginning with bias as we awakening to new understandings of the world. Each day we will explore one component of JEDI transformation - Justice on Tuesday, Equity on Wednesday, Diversity on Thursday, and Inclusion on Friday.

Creative Iowans will be encouraged to make and share potions leading up to the Iowa Arts Summit August 7. Learn More.

--

This session is sponsored by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, as a preview for the Iowa Arts Summit on August 7, 2020. The summit brings together artists, filmmakers, creative entrepreneurs, non-profit professionals and community leaders for a day of networking, learning and celebrating the arts in Iowa. Learn more at iowaculture.gov.


Thursday June 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Iowa Arts Council
  Workshop

5:00pm CDT

between systems and grounds
Live performance by Paula Matthusen and Olivia Valentine.

Thursday June 25, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
artweekTV

7:00pm CDT

Awards Ceremony: Iowa Exhibited XXXV
Join us for the Iowa Exhibited XXXV Awards Ceremony.  Artist and Juror Julia Franklin Art will announce winners and share her insight into their art.

Link to Facebook Event


Thursday June 25, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Polk County Heritage Gallery
  Art Show
 
Friday, June 26
 

TBA

(all week long) Amanda Tate's Memento
Olson-Larsen Galleries presents a new installation at the OL Guild, "Memento" is an installation exploring the dynamic interplay of movement and space. Using a motion-controlled painting robot named Manibus, Amenda Tate creates abstract works of art from dance. These linear vestiges are a physical record of time and energy shared – a reminder of otherwise ephemeral moments.

Tate's installation will be available for outside viewing beginning Thursday, June 18th. The OL Guild is positioned on the corner of 4th and Maple Streets with windows on three sides, so it is an ideal, contact-free art enjoyment destination for your socially distant walks through Historic Valley Junction! "Memento" will be on view throughout the duration of Art Week Des Moines.

video still image by Bruce James Bales Deft

Facebook Event


Friday June 26, 2020 TBA
Ol Guild 201 4th St. West Des Moines, Iowa
  Art Show

TBA

(all week long) Dan Welk's To My Eye
To My Eye, a new collection of works inspired by the lyrics of Wilco, is making it's debut social-distance style to celebrate Art Week Des Moines!  
The prints will be on display in the storefront window next to Trixie's Salon throughout art week for safe viewing.  
Thank you to Trixie's!
#artweekdsm2020

Facebook Event


Friday June 26, 2020 TBA
Trixie's Salon Des Moines 4116 University Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50311

TBA

(all week long) DSM Emerald City: All Yards Art Show
An All Yards Art Show about playing with #yardwork

How to participate: https://www.rachelbuse.com/dsmemeraldcity.html

For the 6th annual Art Week Des Moines, you are invited to participate in a city-wide art installation. Rainbows, thank you notes to postal workers and teddy bears in windows are visual ways our communities are reaching out to show support for each other. As we practice social distancing, we continue to find ways to be together, apart. Design your #yardwork installation with materials you have handy at home. Coordinate with your neighborhood on a theme, or surprise everyone with your own vision. You could even use your yard as a performance space.

With lots of yards participating, the Greater Des Moines area will be transformed into DSM Emerald City. Driving, walking and biking through neighborhoods will provide unexpected surprises from a safe, social distance. This project is initiated by local artists Rachel Buse and Christopher Chivetta. Both are sculptors interested in working in nature and use material and color to explore meaningful interactions with people.

DSM Emerald City will be promoted for viewing the week of Art Week Des Moines, June 19th-26th. Follow Art Week Des Moines on Facebook and Instagram. Use the hashtag #dsmemeraldcity and #artweekdsm2020 when posting on social media.

Facebook Event

See the show on Instagram:@dsmemeraldcity


Friday June 26, 2020 TBA
All Yards Everywhere
  Art Show

TBA

(all week long) Jim White - Art Show
Art by Jim White on view at Subsect Skateshop's in the East Village. Stop in and view at your own pace. Practice social distancing when viewing art in public.

Follow Jim White on Instagram


Friday June 26, 2020 TBA
Subsect Skateshop 309 E Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309
  Art Show

TBA

(all week long) John Huffman & Jim White - Art Show
Art by John Huffman on view at GT's on Ingersoll. Stop in and view at your own pace. Practice social distancing when viewing art in public.

Follow John Huffman on Instagram
Follow Jim White on Instagram


Friday June 26, 2020 TBA
GT 3013 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312

TBA

(all week long) MICROCOSM Coloring Book
Only available as a digital download.
Microcosm is a collection of coloring pages designed by local artists. Microcosm means a community, place, or situation regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristic qualities or features of something much larger. Sales will be even distributed to the artists.

Purchase the coloring book here.

Artists:
  • Antoinette Lavalle “Amoeba” @antoinette_lorenza
  • Natalie Ross “ Brucemore” @udonnoodaw
  • Alannah Waterhouse “Chipmunk Garden” @alannahrose2016
  • Jamie Malone “Microcosm” @artbymalone
  • Nora Trame “Lavander” @noratshere
  • Isaac Prior “Leylines” @isaac_pripr_art
  • Kelly Schwartz “Microcosm” @art_entanglement
  • Kenzi Rayelle “Microcosm” @riotrayelle
  • Alley Frame “Lonely But Never Alone” @al_paca


Friday June 26, 2020 TBA
Art Beacon

TBA

(all week long) Shutter Priority - Art Sale
Description: Shutter Priority was created in May of 2020 as a platform for Iowa-based photographers to raise funds for the Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation, with all proceeds being split between the artist and the Foundation.

Photographs are released for an affordable set price as limited editions of only (3) 8x10 prints.

View the art, consider purchasing a print!

Broadlawns Medical Center has served as Polk County’s safety net hospital since 1924. Broadlawns is dedicated to ensuring that high quality healthcare is accessible and affordable for everyone in the community. The Broadlawns campus includes an acute care hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, urgent care and emergency services, lab, radiology, dentistry, crisis services, inpatient, outpatient and community-based mental healthcare. Broadlawns accepts all forms of insurance.
Website: http://www.shutterpriority.org/
Contact Name: Shutter Priority
Contact Email: info@shutterpriority.org


Friday June 26, 2020 TBA
Broadlawns Medical Center
  Art Show

TBA

(all week long) artweekTV
Subscribe to the artweekTV Your channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCacQo95BtSuPXk7G8kdH1lw?view_as=subscriber

Stay tuned for Art Week programing bringing Friday, June 19 and continuing through art week will interviews and more. 


Friday June 26, 2020 TBA
artweekTV
  artweekTV

TBA

(all week long) Below the Median Income: the audio component
Below the Median Income is an art installation of visual and audio components to place the visitor outside the space they routinely travel. The audio components are interview recordings obtained from people involved with public or non-profit organizations. The interviews tell the visitor about where that person routinely travels. The installation contrasts Des Moines ranking as “Best in Nation” place to live, “Iowa nice” reputation of being overly friendly and go out of our way to help fellow citizens, and the visitors’ personal story.

The installation was inspired by two quotes: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with,” from entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker Jim Rohn; and on March 12, 2018, Director Joshua V. Barr Esq. of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission said, “We have seventy-five percent of students experiencing some form of poverty in Des Moines Public Schools, so what can we do to improve that outlook? Research has shown that if a person remains in an impoverished condition up through their adolescent years they are more likely to remain in that position as they become older and become adults.”

Experience the audio component and listen to the interview recordings here  bit.ly/hearDSM

Friday June 26, 2020 TBA
Below the Median Income Website
  Interviews

TBA

(all week long) Art Adventures in Polk County 2020
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

WANT MORE OF A CHALLENGE?
FOLLOW THE CLUES, KEEP THE ART!

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


ABOUT THE PANELS ARTIST
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

TBA

(all week long) Des Moines Public Art Scavenger Hunt
You are invited to virtually play the Des Moines Public Art Scavenger Hunt game. Part of the Virtual Art Week, use your knowledge or any maps site (such as Google’s or Bing’s) to locate where the following public art pieces are located in the Des Moines area. Top 3 contestants will win works by local Des Moines artists (scroll to the bottom of the page for the artwork images). The contest is free to enter.

Clues will be posted here.

Below you can see the public artworks that you must to find virtually; click on each to see a larger version. Once you’ve found them, press the “Click to Enter Your Responses” button to fill out the contest form. Once done, please click “Submit”. You will be notified within a week of the end the Virtual Art Week if you have won one of the prizes.

The Des Moines Public Art Scavenger Hunt was designed by Tibi Chelcea. Special thanks to the Art Week Des Moines organizing partners Art Beacon Des Moines and Visionary Services, Inc.


Friday June 26, 2020 TBA
Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation

9:30am CDT

Dan Troxell Interview: Jacob Kuperman
ArtWeek TV Interview with Jacob Kuperman recorded on 20200615 7:00pm by Dan Troxell. Jacob talks about public art, transformations, language, and his life as a former garde manger in a michelin star rated restaurant in Chicago.

Watch on your own time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aGiWUEB8pQ


Friday June 26, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am CDT
artweekTV
  Interviews

10:00am CDT

INTERROBANG FILM FESTIVAL
DAILY SCHEDULES

Friday Schedule - 10 am - 11:30 pm

Saturday Schedule - 10 am - 11:15 pm

Sunday Schedule - 10 am - 10 pm

See a few you want to watch? Start your own film itinerary by using our film calendar. Once on the calendar, just hover over the film, click on the suitcase icon, and it's added to your itinerary! Check out the calendar HERE.

Once your films are added to your itinerary, you can view your selections by hovering over "Events" and by clicking on the drop down that says "Itinerary."


Friday June 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:30pm CDT
Des Moines Arts Festival
  Film

12:00pm CDT

Lunchtime Potionmaking Sessions: Inclusion
Building off of Black Benatar’s performance, we will hold daily potionmaking sessions to blend ingredients from their JEDI stories with ingredients from our own stories. Uncle JoJo’s recipe Potions for HumanityTM engages people in brewing their own healing tinctures through storytelling, power sharing, and art making. We are calling all creative Iowans to make potions that conjure the powers we need to adapt toward more JEDI artistic practices and creative communities. We are beginning with bias as we awakening to new understandings of the world. Each day we will explore one component of JEDI transformation - Justice on Tuesday, Equity on Wednesday, Diversity on Thursday, and Inclusion on Friday.

Creative Iowans will be encouraged to make and share potions leading up to the Iowa Arts Summit August 7. Learn More.

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This session is sponsored by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, as a preview for the Iowa Arts Summit on August 7, 2020. The summit brings together artists, filmmakers, creative entrepreneurs, non-profit professionals and community leaders for a day of networking, learning and celebrating the arts in Iowa. Learn more at iowaculture.gov.


Friday June 26, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Iowa Arts Council
  Workshop

8:00pm CDT

Amenda Tate's Memento
Olson-Larsen Galleries presents a new installation at the OL Guild, "Memento" is an installation exploring the dynamic interplay of movement and space. Using a motion-controlled painting robot named Manibus, Amenda Tate creates abstract works of art from dance. These linear vestiges are a physical record of time and energy shared – a reminder of otherwise ephemeral moments.

Tate's installation will be available for outside viewing beginning Thursday, June 18th. The OL Guild is positioned on the corner of 4th and Maple Streets with windows on three sides, so it is an ideal, contact-free art enjoyment destination for your socially distant walks through Historic Valley Junction! "Memento" will be on view throughout the duration of Art Week Des Moines.

video still image by Bruce James Bales Deft

Facebook Event

Friday June 26, 2020 8:00pm - 8:15pm CDT
Ol Guild 201 4th St. West Des Moines, Iowa

8:15pm CDT

Dan Welk's To My Eye
To My Eye, a new collection of works inspired by the lyrics of Wilco, is making it's debut social-distance style to celebrate Art Week Des Moines!  
The prints will be on display in the storefront window next to Trixie's Salon throughout art week for safe viewing.  
Thank you to Trixie's!
#artweekdsm2020

Facebook Event

Friday June 26, 2020 8:15pm - 8:30pm CDT
Trixie's Salon Des Moines 4116 University Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50311

8:30pm CDT

Digital Iowa Exhibited XXXV Annual Juried Show
Tour the virtual exhibition now!

Over the Polk County Heritage Gallery’s 40 years, we’ve seen much change in our community. Nothing has hit the “pause” on life quite like the current pandemic. In an effort to continue our tradition of supporting and promoting Iowa artists through juried exhibits, the Board is proud to FEATURE the following artists for the 35th Iowa Exhibited, the digital edition.

Winners will be announced on our livestream Facebook event Thursday, June 25 at 7pm.


Friday June 26, 2020 8:30pm - 8:45pm CDT
Polk County Heritage Gallery

8:45pm CDT

DSM Emerald City: All Yards Art Show
An All Yards Art Show about playing with #yardwork

How to participate: https://www.rachelbuse.com/dsmemeraldcity.html

For the 6th annual Art Week Des Moines, you are invited to participate in a city-wide art installation. Rainbows, thank you notes to postal workers and teddy bears in windows are visual ways our communities are reaching out to show support for each other. As we practice social distancing, we continue to find ways to be together, apart. Design your #yardwork installation with materials you have handy at home. Coordinate with your neighborhood on a theme, or surprise everyone with your own vision. You could even use your yard as a performance space.

With lots of yards participating, the Greater Des Moines area will be transformed into DSM Emerald City. Driving, walking and biking through neighborhoods will provide unexpected surprises from a safe, social distance. This project is initiated by local artists Rachel Buse and Christopher Chivetta. Both are sculptors interested in working in nature and use material and color to explore meaningful interactions with people.

DSM Emerald City will be promoted for viewing the week of Art Week Des Moines, June 19th-26th. Follow Art Week Des Moines on Facebook and Instagram. Use the hashtag #dsmemeraldcity and #artweekdsm2020 when posting on social media.

Facebook Event

See the show on Instagram:@dsmemeraldcity

Friday June 26, 2020 8:45pm - 9:00pm CDT
All Yards Everywhere

9:00pm CDT

Jim White - Art Show
Art by Zet Gold on view at Subsect Skateshop's in the East Village. Stop in and view at your own pace. Practice social distancing when viewing art in public.

Follow Jim White on Instagram

Friday June 26, 2020 9:00pm - 9:15pm CDT
Subsect Skateshop 309 E Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309

9:15pm CDT

MICROCOSM Coloring Book
Only available as a digital download.
Microcosm is a collection of coloring pages designed by local artists. Microcosm means a community, place, or situation regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristic qualities or features of something much larger. Sales will be even distributed to the artists.

Purchase the coloring book here.

Artists:
  • Antoinette Lavalle “Amoeba” @antoinette_lorenza
  • Natalie Ross “ Brucemore” @udonnoodaw
  • Alannah Waterhouse “Chipmunk Garden” @alannahrose2016
  • Jamie Malone “Microcosm” @artbymalone
  • Nora Trame “Lavander” @noratshere
  • Isaac Prior “Leylines” @isaac_pripr_art
  • Kelly Schwartz “Microcosm” @art_entanglement
  • Kenzi Rayelle “Microcosm” @riotrayelle
  • Alley Frame “Lonely But Never Alone” @al_paca

Friday June 26, 2020 9:15pm - 9:30pm CDT
Art Beacon

9:30pm CDT

Riverview Artist Salon 20: Grass Roots
GRASS ROOTS : GROWN FROM THE SOIL

Riverview Artist Salon is a grass roots community of full time, part time, emerging and returning Iowa Creatives from all disciplines, as well as businesses, organizations, educators and advocates of Iowa Art and Culture.

View works and actions from the local level as they effect change at the local, regional, national, or international level through creative expression.

Works by Central Iowa Creatives curated organically for ArtWeek DSM and posted daily on River City Art and Music and Riverview Artist Salon’s Instagram and Facebook feeds as well as www.rivercityartandmusic.com.

MISSION: To elevate the status of creatives living in our cities and state and to provide a center for networking, public engagement, new ideas, personal development and artistic growth.

Follow on Instagram at @rivercityartandmusic

and on Facebook 

Friday June 26, 2020 9:30pm - 9:45pm CDT
River City Art & Music

9:30pm CDT

Shutter Priority - Art Sale
Description: Shutter Priority was created in May of 2020 as a platform for Iowa-based photographers to raise funds for the Broadlawns Medical Center Foundation, with all proceeds being split between the artist and the Foundation.

Photographs are released for an affordable set price as limited editions of only (3) 8x10 prints.

View the art, consider purchasing a print!

Broadlawns Medical Center has served as Polk County’s safety net hospital since 1924. Broadlawns is dedicated to ensuring that high quality healthcare is accessible and affordable for everyone in the community. The Broadlawns campus includes an acute care hospital, primary and specialty care clinics, urgent care and emergency services, lab, radiology, dentistry, crisis services, inpatient, outpatient and community-based mental healthcare. Broadlawns accepts all forms of insurance.
Website: http://www.shutterpriority.org/
Contact Name: Shutter Priority
Contact Email: info@shutterpriority.org

Friday June 26, 2020 9:30pm - 9:45pm CDT
Broadlawns Medical Center

9:30pm CDT

DSM Underground Film Fest 2020: Drive In Fever
Featuring an hour and a half of short films by local artists.

“Turning” by: Kipp Paulsen
“Ultra” by: Bruce Bales
“The Burial” by: Jack Meggers
“Domicile” by: Marissa Vonn
“In Paris I Tango for Maria (take 2)” by: Taylor Yocom
“Earth FM” by: Phil Rabalais
“Loser” by: Mary Pat Lawler
“Uriah Plays the Alien” by: Stephen Wardell
“Floating Tea Party” by: Ivy Werner
“Another Planet” Music Video by: LVVMAKING
“Assembly Line of Broken Hearts” by: JC Farris
“Our Lady of Pompeii” by: Nina Lavalle
“A Fixed Answer” by: Britany Gunderson
“Pale Luna” by: Doug Gerash
++ more TBA

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Des Moines Underground Film Festival An annual event celebrating midwestern underground cinema since 2019.

Facebook Event


Friday June 26, 2020 9:30pm - 11:30pm CDT
Reliable Street 4625 Reliable St, Ames, Iowa 50014

9:45pm CDT

artweekTV
Subscribe to the artweekTV Your channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCacQo95BtSuPXk7G8kdH1lw?view_as=subscriber

Stay tuned for Art Week programing bringing Friday, June 19 and continuing through art week will interviews and more. 

Friday June 26, 2020 9:45pm - 10:00pm CDT
artweekTV

10:00pm CDT

Below the Median Income: the audio component
Below the Median Income is an art installation of visual and audio components to place the visitor outside the space they routinely travel. The audio components are interview recordings obtained from people involved with public or non-profit organizations. The interviews tell the visitor about where that person routinely travels. The installation contrasts Des Moines ranking as “Best in Nation” place to live, “Iowa nice” reputation of being overly friendly and go out of our way to help fellow citizens, and the visitors’ personal story.

The installation was inspired by two quotes: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with,” from entrepreneur, author, and motivational speaker Jim Rohn; and on March 12, 2018, Director Joshua V. Barr Esq. of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission said, “We have seventy-five percent of students experiencing some form of poverty in Des Moines Public Schools, so what can we do to improve that outlook? Research has shown that if a person remains in an impoverished condition up through their adolescent years they are more likely to remain in that position as they become older and become adults.”

Experience the audio component and listen to the interview recordings here  bit.ly/hearDSM

Friday June 26, 2020 10:00pm - 10:15pm CDT
Below the Median Income Website

10:15pm CDT

Live Mural Painting: Eight seven central (new location)
Follow @kuperman.draws for updates and details.





Friday June 26, 2020 10:15pm - 10:30pm CDT
Pinot's Palette 900 42nd St

10:45pm CDT

Live Mural Painting: Teehee's Comedy Club
Follow @kuperman.draws for updates and details. 







Friday June 26, 2020 10:45pm - 11:00pm CDT
Teehee's Comedy Club 1433 Walnut St, Des Moines, IA 50309

11:00pm CDT

Art Adventures in Polk County 2020
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

WANT MORE OF A CHALLENGE?
FOLLOW THE CLUES, KEEP THE ART!

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


ABOUT THE PANELS ARTIST
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 11:00pm - 11:15pm CDT
Polk County Parks Multiple Locations, see scavanger hunt map

11:15pm CDT

Des Moines Public Art Scavenger Hunt
You are invited to virtually play the Des Moines Public Art Scavenger Hunt game. Part of the Virtual Art Week, use your knowledge or any maps site (such as Google’s or Bing’s) to locate where the following public art pieces are located in the Des Moines area. Top 3 contestants will win works by local Des Moines artists (scroll to the bottom of the page for the artwork images). The contest is free to enter.

Clues will be posted here.

Below you can see the public artworks that you must to find virtually; click on each to see a larger version. Once you’ve found them, press the “Click to Enter Your Responses” button to fill out the contest form. Once done, please click “Submit”. You will be notified within a week of the end the Virtual Art Week if you have won one of the prizes.

The Des Moines Public Art Scavenger Hunt was designed by Tibi Chelcea. Special thanks to the Art Week Des Moines organizing partners Art Beacon Des Moines and Visionary Services, Inc.

Friday June 26, 2020 11:15pm - 11:30pm CDT
Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation

11:45pm CDT

Art Beacon Weekly Forecast - Subscribe
Art Beacon Des Moines is Central Iowa’s home for promoting the visual arts. Subscribe to the Art Beacon Weekly, our online newsletter filled with links to the latest art happenings. Sign up here.

Follow on Facebook

www.artbeacondesmoines.com


Friday June 26, 2020 11:45pm - 11:59pm CDT
Online
  Art Beacon

11:45pm CDT

Iowa Artist Virtual Tip Jar
Art Week Des Moines is a volunteer-based effort, open to all artists wanting to showcase their work among the diverse offering of creative expression growing in Des Moines. Use the Iowa Artist Virtual Tip Jar to support the creatives in your art community.

Link to the Iowa Artist Tip Jar


Friday June 26, 2020 11:45pm - 11:59pm CDT
Online
  Virtual Tip Jar