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weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists



Halston and Andy sitting. (Source)

N E W S :

E V E N T S :

September 18, Thursday:

6 PM - Halston & Warhol: Silver and Suede

September 19, Friday:

6 PM - Kim Hutchinson Art Talk - Graceland University, Lamoni IA

September 20, Saturday:

9 AM - 6th Annual South Des Moines Arts Festival

10 AM - Caffeinated Show & Tell

7 PM - Nathan Carder - Transient Gallery

Nathan Carder, a former Des Moines Art Center Iowa Artist, Drake graduate, and Central Iowa native is returning to Des Moines to exhibit a suite of new work inspired by recent travels in China and Tibet. Carder lives and works in Chicago.

September 21, Sunday: 

11 AM - Public Space One - Reframing the City - Iowa City IA

2 PM - Pioneer in Foil Imaging - The Art of Kimberlee Rocca

September 23, Tuesday:

7 PM - Decorous: Art and Poetry

An independent reading series based in Des Moines that features Iowa-based artists alongside poets from across the country.

D E A D L I N E S :

Greater Des Moines Exhibited 21 Polk County Heritage Gallery, Des Moines IA DEADLINE September 22

Lou Henry Hoover Memorial Sculpture Garden Waterloo IA DEADLINE September 30

Holiday Arts Festival Waterloo IA DEADLINE September 30

“go figure” Black Earth Gallery, Cedar Rapids IA DEADLINE October 7

Small Works Show The Chait Galleries Downtown, Iowa City DEADLINE October 10

Ames is 150 Ames IA DEADLINE October 31st

Iowa Arts Council DEADLINE November 3


One of Stanley Hess’s mosaic murals in the Downtown Y. The building has been recommended for local landmark status because of “its midcentury modern architecture, its murals built into the masonry and its historic ties to the city”.  (Source)

Rachel Buse