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this week

weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

 
Week of 4/23
Jill Dietz of Atomic Kawaii Art and Apparel will be showing her work at the Art Mart.

Jill Dietz of Atomic Kawaii Art and Apparel will be showing her work at the Art Mart.

Art Mart After Dark At Chuck’s

On Saturday, Art Mart After Dark is moving to Chuck’s restaurant for an evening of food, hourly raffles, and affordable local art. This month, there will be nine amazing artists showing their work: Dean Sturtevant, Pati Hope, Steve Hammer, David C West, Pandora Rose, Jennifer Sample, Kate Allender, and Moriah J Renner and Carissa Crittenden. Their work spans everything from paintings to jewelry to digital art, so there’s something for everyone - and every 5$ you spend enters you to win a free drawing.

Stop by Chuck’s Restaurant from 4:30-10pm on Saturday for Art Mart After Dark.

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Thursday

7 PM Fresh Flutes Grinnell College

Friday

5 PM Lianjie Zheng + Inter/national Contemporaries Moberg Gallery

Saturday

4:30 PM Art Mart After Dark Chuck’s Restaurant

7:30 PM RENT Stephen’s Auditorium

Monday

10 AM Butterfly: The Story of a Life Cycle Stephen’s Auditorium

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Candace Camling

Opportunities

**new and last chance

**Iowa Arts Council Project Grant Deadline May 1

Art Week Deadline for Print Promotion Submit before May 8th

**POLK COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION WATERSHED DISTRICT ARTISTS’ CALL FOR QUALIFICATIONS Deadline May 10

**2019 Iowa State Fair Fine Art Exhibition Deadline May 31

Call for Artist Workshops - Downtown Des Moines Public Library Deadline May 31

2019 Portal: Governors Island (formerly Governors Island Art Fair) Deadline June 5th

**The 13th Annual NewBo Art Fest 2019 Deadline June 14th

**Go Elsewhere 2020! 💌 Call for Applications 💌 Deadline July 8

Additional Opportunities Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

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Rachel Buse
Week of 4/17
Zet Gold’s work turns the mundanity of life into the fantastical.

Zet Gold’s work turns the mundanity of life into the fantastical.

Art Reception with Zet Gold + Live Music

On Thursday, the Des Moines Social Club will be hosting a free reception featuring recent work and journal entries from Las Vegas-based artist and illustrator Zet Gold. Gold’s work is playful and encourages us to reconsider the mundane and everyday in our normal lives. The event will also feature live music from MC/singer/songwriter/producer Paul Isaac.

The reception will be held on Thursday at 7 PM.

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Thursday

5 PM Naturally: Olson-Larsen Galleries Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

5 PM Sundown Sessions #003 with ISU Mainframe

7 PM Art Reception with Zet Gold + Live Music The Des Moines Social Club

8 PM C L O S E R at Open Door Rep Mainframe **advanced tickets only

Friday

6:30 PM RunDSM's 7th Annual Des Moines Teen Poetry Slam Drake University

8 PM C L O S E R at Open Door Rep Mainframe **advanced tickets only

Saturday

8 PM C L O S E R at Open Door Rep Mainframe **advanced tickets only

9 PM Lvvmaking and Contakta present: The Sunken Circus Des Moines Social Club

**complete with an underwater themed costume contest**

Monday

10 AM Mount Making Workshop Waterloo Center for the Arts

Tuesday

10 AM The Crucible Stephens Auditorium

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Jim White

Opportunities

**new and last chance

**Des Moines Underground Film Fest Deadline April 20th

Iowa Arts Council Project Grant Deadline May 1

Art Week Deadline for Print Promotion Submit before May 8th

Call for Artist Workshops - Downtown Des Moines Public Library Deadline May 31

2019 Portal: Governors Island (formerly Governors Island Art Fair) Deadline June 5th

Additional Opportunities Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

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Rachel Buse
Week of 4/12
A portrait from the Battle for the Ballot exhibition at Artisan Studio 218, which focuses on Mary Kline Misol’s battle to pass the 19th Amendment. The exhibition will open on Friday as a part of Spring Gallery Night.

A portrait from the Battle for the Ballot exhibition at Artisan Studio 218, which focuses on Mary Kline Misol’s battle to pass the 19th Amendment. The exhibition will open on Friday as a part of Spring Gallery Night.

Spring Gallery Night in Valley Junction

On Friday night, Valley Junction's Spring Gallery Night will feature exhibits and openings in seven galleries, showcasing fine artwork, jewelry, and one-of-a-kind objects by local and international artists. Local favorite Olsen Larsen Galleries will also be celebrating their fortieth anniversary with an installation from Julia Franklin, who has decorated their alternative exhibition space as a 1970s dining room. On Tuesday evening at 7pm until May 14, Franklin will be hosting informal potluck dinner parties in the space aimed at recreating the private in the public sphere and reimagining an everyday ritual.

Spring Gallery Night will run from 5-9pm on Friday on 5th Street in Valley Junction, and seats at Julia Franklin’s table on Tuesdays can be reserved here.

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Thursday

10 AM ACLU 100 Experience in Des Moines Des Moines Social Club

7 PM Fingerman Lecture Series: James Rondeau Des Moines Art Center

8 PM C L O S E R at Open Door Rep Mainframe **advanced tickets only

Friday

10 AM ACLU 100 Experience in Des Moines Des Moines Social Club

5 PM 40th Anniversary Exhibition Olsen Larsen Galleries

5 PM Spring Gallery Night Valley Junction

5 PM Illuminated: An installation by Julia Franklin Olsen Larsen Galleries

Reserve a Potluck Dinner Party: Tuesdays at 7pm starting April 16 through May 14 Or by appointment. Seating is limited to 5-9 people and the Amenities are minimal -  no air conditioning, no WiFi and no onsite restrooms.

To reserve a seat at the table, go to Julia Franklin Art on Facebook and select an event to attend or contact the artist at 641-781-0540 or juliafranklinart@gmail.com

5 PM Battle for the Ballot Opening Reception Artisan Studio 218

8 PM C L O S E R at Open Door Rep Mainframe **advanced tickets only

Saturday

9 AM Iowa Artists Region 5 Art Show Bioshience Building

2 PM Meet the Artist in Maquoketa Maquoketa Arts Experience

5 PM Building Art & The Art of Building South of Grand Social

8 PM C L O S E R at Open Door Rep Mainframe **advanced tickets only

Tuesday

7 PM Poetry Slam with Ryan Boyland Java Joe’s Coffeehouse

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Jim White

Opportunities

**new and last chance

**Portrait Artists Needed-Amazing Iowa Submit for consideration by April 15th

**CALL FOR ENTRIES – ARTIST-DESIGNED MINI GOLF Deadline April 15th

Des Moines Underground Film Fest Deadline April 20th

Iowa Arts Council Project Grant Deadline May 5

Art Week Deadline for Print Promotion Submit before May 8th

**Call for Artist Workshops - Downtown Des Moines Public Library Deadline May 31

**2019 Portal: Governors Island (formerly Governors Island Art Fair) Deadline June 5th

Additional Opportunities Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

Support Art Beacon on Patreon for a dollar a month.


Rachel Buse