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weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists


by Rachel Buse on May 7, 2014


SUMMERTIME (Source: Rurally Good Festival)

Five things to do this summer:

Make/break’s CSA Delivery Party: (July 1, location TBA) I’m looking forward to the second delivery party for Des Moines’ first ever art share. CSA stands for Community Supported Art. When you buy a share, you get nine pieces of art in three installments.

Art on Dart: This summer (June 26 – Aug. 17), there will be an art exhibition on a DART bus. Local artists Edward Kelley and Emily Newman are partnering with the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation to fund this new project. Four artists will make 2-D and 3-D works to be displayed for bus riders during their commute.

Zine Fest: (Aug. 23, Des Moines Social Club’s Viaduct Gallery) Roach Motel Zine Distro ( is organizing Zine Fest. It will be a day to revel in zine madness: Trade ‘em, make ‘em and meet the people behind these self-published works of art. Rent a booth for $10, and share your zines with all.

Portrait Studio & The Ones We Love: (Aug. 15-31) Des Moines Social Club’s Viaduct Gallery. Two exhibitions are joining forces to celebrate the age-old tradition of attempting to capture someone’s likeness. The Ones We Love ( is a group show curated by Lindley Warren. Portrait Studio is a collaborative project sponsored by Cat Rocketship, Jon Pearson and myself.

Rurally Good Festival: (Aug. 2) Grin City Collective, Grinnell. An all-day art/music/farm festival at the Grin City Collective. Camping is encouraged. Grin City is an artist residency and is one of my favorite Iowa things. Last year there was a bow and arrow sound performance, a resident artist writing personal letters from you to your loved ones or whoever, a wonderful breakfast feast and bonfire.

This was printed in the Juice