Entries Due: May 20th
Vacant retail spaces throughout the Kaleidoscope in the Downtown Des Moines Skywalk. PopUp Gallery spaces will be set up for display during the Des Moines Art Week (June 2026), and will be open to view during the Des Moines Art Festival (June 2425).
Artists of all mediums are encouraged to submit work! We are curating several spaces ranging in size throughout the skywalk system. The opportunity to display diverse exhibitions is something we want to explore as we select different artists for the PopUp Galleries.
Cover letter describing exhibition/show proposal
5 to 10 digital images (or links to video when applicable) of work that reflects what you’ll be showing.
$5 submission fee (payable via Square invoice)
Monday June 20 Popup Gallery Shows set up
Friday June 24PopUp Galleries open 11am 6:30pm*
Saturday June 25 PopUp Galleries open 10am3pm*
*Artists are expected to be present when galleries are open.
Foot traffic from the skywalk and Farmers Market will be welcomed to view and purchase work Friday & Saturday.
Artists will be selected and notified by Sunday May 22nd. Upon selection a meeting will be scheduled with the event organizers to view the space and discuss details specific to the artists exhibit.
Each artist will be responsible for managing their own exhibit sales.
SEND SUBMISSIONS TO SKYWALKPOPUP@GMAIL.COM