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weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

Week of 6/13
Sched is so much more than a muppet for your iPhone.

Sched is so much more than a muppet for your iPhone.

Meet Sched!

No, that’s not the cookie monster. Though he may look scary, Sched is your new best friend this Art Week. He’ll keep track of all of your favorite events so that you don’t miss a moment of this year’s celebration of local art. From the poetry readings to organ concerts to slow-mo parades, Sched will keep you apprised to the latest and greatest happenings in the DSM during Art Week.

Sched can be accessed online here, or through the App Store for iPhone and Android.

Friday

7 PM 100$ Art Show Project Project

7:30 PM BFA 2019 Unity Gallery

Saturday

10 AM Art Mart Mayhem Comics

4 PM Des Moines World Juggling Day Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Tuesday

6 PM June Gathering of Artists: Kyle Renell Ames Community Arts Council

7:30 PM No Shame Theatre Des Moines Social Club

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Tiffany Sinnott

Opportunities

**new and last chance

**Barnes & Noble Call for Artists Email Interest Now

Somewhereindesmoines Photo Contest Deadline June 17th

**48 Hour Plein Air Painting Festival Deadline June 21

4th Annual Art on the Lake Festival Deadline June 21

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

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 6/6
Time to slap some color on this paint-by-numbers piano.

Time to slap some color on this paint-by-numbers piano.

First Friday / Artistic Keys

Join City Sounds and Mainframe Studios for a very special First Friday unveiling of their public pianos and a gallery of art by artists with disabiliies. Come vote for you favorite piano and leave your mark on a paint-by-numbers baby grand. There will also be live music, food and drink, and over 65 open artist’s studios throughout the building to explore.

Come to Mainframe Studios this Friday at 5 to hear the new tunes.

Friday

5 PM A Bevy: Studio Curiosities Design on Main

5 PM Art Week Ames Main Street

5 PM First Friday / Artistic Keys Mainframe Studios

6 PM First Friday at DSM Brew: Maggie Douglas DSM Brew Coffee Co.

6 PM TRAP / New Work by Van Holmgren The LiFT

6 PM 2019 Pride Fest Historic East Village

8 PM Off Script: In Space! Kum & Go Theater

8 PM The Gram #12 Java Joes CoffeeHouse

9 PM Alexa Dexa/Creature Fur/Gwyneth Z. Anderson/C. Manion/El Manana Public Space One

Saturday

8 AM Printfest 2019 Octagon Center for the Arts

10 AM Laura Todd & Tim Schuett Artist Reception Urbandale Public Library

1 PM Art Mart The Barnum Factory

Monday

6 PM Collage & Coffee Des Moines Public Library

Tuesday

7 PM Photographing a Black Hole Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater

Wednesday

7 PM DSM Brew Art Talk: Maggie Douglas DSM Brew Coffee Co.

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Tiffany Sinnott

Opportunities

**new and last chance

**Barnes & Noble Call for Artists Email Interest Now

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

**Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Application Deadline June 15th

Somewhereindesmoines Photo Contest Deadline June 17th

4th Annual Art on the Lake Festival Deadline June 21

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

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
Week of 5/31
Tom Burr’s “Deep Purple” will be on display at the Art Center as a part of the exhibition. (Photo Credit:  Tatiana Giacinti )

Tom Burr’s “Deep Purple” will be on display at the Art Center as a part of the exhibition. (Photo Credit: Tatiana Giacinti)

Queer Abstraction Grand Opening

Kick off pride month and join the Des Moines Art Center in celebrating the opening of their new exhibit: Queer Abstraction. This show is the first in the Art Center’s 70-year history to focus exclusively on LGBTQ art and artists, including Math Bass, Mark Bradford, Edie Fake, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Harmony Hammond, Nicholas Hlobo, John Paul Morabito, Carrie Moyer, Sheila Pepe, Prem Sahib, Jonathan VanDyke, and Jade Yumang. Abstract art has long provided a venue to illustrate a diversity of gender and sexual orientations, and this show will celebrate that legacy in several mediums.

The opening party will feature a complimentary coffee cart and other treats, a pop-up installation by a local artist, and music and dancing. Join in at the Des Moines Art Center this Saturday at 7 PM.

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Thursday

5 PM Two Year Anniversary Party Art Terrarium

6 PM Gallery Night + Art Talk: Measured Perceptions by April Katz Octagon Center for the Arts

Friday

4 PM IC Community Carnival Parade 2019 Downtown Iowa City

5 PM Annual Landscape and Blurring Boundaries Show Olson Larsen Galleries

5 PM Iowa Arts Festival Art Fair Downtown Iowa City

6 PM Evolution of the Revolution Polk Country Heritage Gallery

Saturday

10 AM Grand Opening Bozz Prints

11 AM Artisan Made Fair Buzzed Bee Meadery

1 PM First Saturdays Artist Demo with Janet Bergeron Artisan Gallery 218

2 PM Art in the Village Guthrie County Historical Village

7 PM Queer Abstraction Celebration Des Moines Art Center

9:30 PM Thunderbird Wine presents: The Vahnevants w/ Heavy Gratitude Vaudeville Mews **DRESS LIKE A GHOST

Sunday

2 PM Art Week Poster Pick Up Art Terrarium

Monday

12:30 PM Making Things Fly Summer Camp Area 515 Maker Space

Tuesday

6:30 PM DSM Photo Walk & Talk Pappajohn Sculpture Park

Wednesday

5:30 PM Speak Your Truth Poetry Jam Des Moines Social Club

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Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Shylah Kay

Opportunities

**new and last chance

Barnes & Noble Call for Artists Email Interest Now

**Terrain Exhibitions/ Terrain Biennial Deadline May 31

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

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

**The Cathedral Church of St. Paul - Episcopal Art Show Deadline June 1

**80/35 2019 Community Village Deadline June 1

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

Call for Artists - Iowa Exhibited XXXIV Deadline June 7th

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

**Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Application Deadline June 15th

Somewhereindesmoines Photo Contest Deadline June 17th

**4th Annual Art on the Lake Festival Deadline June 21

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

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