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weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

Week of 8/16
Molly Kkat is a local artist who finds inspiration for her work through body image and body positivity. Come check out this local talent Friday, August 2nd 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. ( source )

Molly Kkat is a local artist who finds inspiration for her work through body image and body positivity. Come check out this local talent Friday, August 2nd 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. (source)

Thursday

August 1- September 26 Paintpushers & The Des Moines Camera Club Ankeny Art Center

First Friday

4 PM PSA at PS1 Printmaking and Sculpture Show Public Space One

5 PM First Friday // 60 FPS Gaming Expo Mainframe

5 PM First Friday Drink & Draw! Mainframe

5 PM Opening Reception | Strohbeen and Luchsinger Moberg Gallery

6 PM First Friday at DSM Brew: Molly Kkat DSM Brew

Saturday

10 AM Art Mart at the Barnum Factory The Barnum Factory

11 AM Color My World Art Experience Town Square, Ankeny

11 AM Open House / Open Studios Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Sunday

6 PM Photography Show The Continental

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Michelle Marie

Opportunities

**new and last chance

Ankeny Art Center 2020 Call For Exhibitions Apply Now

**Iowa Arts Forum Reserve your seat by Monday, Aug. 12

**Tallgrass Theatre Company Auditions for Wait Until Dark August 26-27

**Call for Artists, Not Your Average Art Show Deadline September 1

ART INSTALLATIONS TRUE/FALSE FILM FEST 2020 Deadline September 16th

**2020 Art on the Campus Call for Artists Deadline September 30

Additional Opportunities Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

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Rachel Buse
Week of July 26
Jordan Weber ( source )

Jordan Weber (source)

kNOw Space

A pop-up temporary art installation by acclaimed local artist Jordan Weber hits the 6th Avenue Corridor tomorrow night and you're invited! Jordan will introduce his kNOw Space project to Des Moines from 6pm - 8pm at 1412 6th Avenue just south of St. Vincent de Paul of Des Moines. The event will also feature tasty produce and eats for sale by Sweet Tooth Farm and Veggie Thumper, free books by artists of color donated by the Spark Foundation, 200 free comic books donated by Black Medicine Comics, and even more free books donated by United Way! AND, experience a live mural by Ryan Topete going up on the Urban Dreams building! Art, healthy food, and books - what more do you need? The kNOw Space project is supported by grants from the Iowa Arts Council and the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation. Please share - all are welcome tomorrow night for this fun, pop-up event!

To find out more about Jordan and his work, visit his website at Jordanjweber.com and find him on Instagram @jordan_j_Weber

Thursday

1 PM 10th Public Art Bus Unveiling Grand and 2nd Avenues, Downtown Des Moines

6 PM kNOw Space opening Farmstead Hours, Urban Dreams

6 PM Summer Exhibitions Reception Waterloo

Friday

4 PM Sculpture Competition Unveiling The Barnum Factory

5 PM LINES & LAYERS Olson-Larsen Galleries

5 PM COIL collaboration by Molly Spain & Oyoram OL Guild

6 PM Free! Chalk Artist Workshop The Base

Saturday

All Day Artists Against Domestic Abuse Artshow And Charity Auction Merle Hay Mall

10 AM Artisti Del Gessetto Locust Street

1 PM Shifting Ground: The Exhibit/Celebration The iowa Ceramics Center and Glass Studio

4:30 PM Drink & Draw w/ StandardParty Smash Park

5 PM Des Moines Photo Adventure #10 Iowa Women’s of Achievement Bridge

6 PM Manual Focus 3 Forever Gold

Sunday

All Day Artists Against Domestic Abuse Artshow And Charity Auction Merle Hay Mall

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Gavin McAvaddy

Opportunities

**new and last chance

Ankeny Art Center 2020 Call For Exhibitions Apply Now

**2019 Back Alley Gallery Mural Project: Call For Artists Deadline July 31

**Call for Presenters: 2020 Business of Art Deadline August 1

**Sculpting Our Community: Call for Artists Deadline August 1

ART INSTALLATIONS TRUE/FALSE FILM FEST 2020 Deadline September 16th

Additional Opportunities Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

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Rachel Buse
Week of July 19
Cameron Gray’s Waves... ( source )

Cameron Gray’s Waves... (source)

IMMERSION


Cameron Gray will create an event that will bring the community of Des Moines/ Ames together so that we can have a true conversation about the racial climate in our communities and political sphere, in hopes to find a solution for change. There will be an art component and also a fish fry because what better way to understand each other than over food. This is will be a family-oriented event in hopes to change the narrative on kids and young adults can strive to be. I want to show the power of art to bring communities together and to prove that change is possible when we work together. This campaign is here to help with the food (i.e. 100lbs of Catfish, drinks, chef) and other amenities, such as a live DJ and a Bounce House for the kids.

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Saturday

10 AM 2019 Marshalltown Art Festival Marshalltown

10:30 AM Fiber Artists of Iowa, Grinnell Price Chopper

Noon Cameron Gray’s Immersion Des Moines Social Club

4 PM 2019 Warren Morrow Latin Music Festival Brenton Skating Plaza

6 PM PS1 Summer Residency Open House Public Space One

Sunday

3 PM Side Mouth: work by Susan Metrican Prairie Lights Cafe

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Gavin McAvaddy

Opportunities

**new and last chance

**Morezarte CALLING LOCAL ARTISTS + MURALISTS Deadline Today

**Ankeny Art Center 2020 Call For Exhibitions Apply Now

**THE GRADUATE HOTEL MURAL PROJECT, PEDESTRIAN MALL CORRIDOR Deadline July 22

2019 Back Alley Gallery Mural Project: Call For Artists Deadline July 31

Call for Presenters: 2020 Business of Art Deadline August 1

Sculpting Our Community: Call for Artists Deadline August 1

ART INSTALLATIONS TRUE/FALSE FILM FEST 2020 Deadline September 16th

Additional Opportunities Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

Support Art Beacon on Patreon for a dollar a month.

Rachel Buse