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ART WEEK: PART ONE
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Mark Raymer’s “No Method, Only Madness”, an etching on view on the fourth floor during the Fitch Open House. 

F I T C H  O P E N  S T U D I O S

For Art Week, the Fitch is opening their doors for a Summer Open House on Tuesday, June 21 at 6 PM. Individual spaces are hosting zine readings, pop up exhibitions, spontaneous happenings and free wine and snacks. On the fourth floor, Jeffrey Thompson and Catherine Dreiss will be exhibiting “four Print Exchanges featuring artists from across the country.” Dazzle your eyes with the delicate, sweet impressions on paper from over 75 artists. Fitch open house info here.

A R T  W E E K :  P A R T  O N E

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M O N D A Y :

10 AM - StreetCred Studios Ribbon-cutting and Open House ArtForceIowa

11:30 AM - Drop-in Tour: Pappajohn Sculpture Park Downtown

5 PM - Sticks Artists Opening Night East Village

6 PM - A Conversation with Creators Crane Artist Lofts *Tickets Required*

6 PM - Plein Aire Reception & Auction Viaduct Gallery

6 PM - Des Moines City Ride - Art Week! Des Moines Social Club

Bankers Trust Iowa Artists Collection Ruan Center *On view daily till Jun 24*

Three Shots in the Back of the Head - Photography by Kristian Day  Tacopocalypse *On view daily till Jun 26*

The Art of David Hytone & Joe Heaps Nelson Five Monkeys *On view daily till Jun 30*

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T U E S D A Y :

5 PM -  Art of The Craft - Art Week Moberg Gallery

5 PM - An Evening with the Saturday Afternoon Sketch Club Polk County Heritage Gallery

5:30 - Twisted Art Twisted Vine Brewery *Tickets Required*

6 PM - We Must Arise and Act! The Residential

6 PM - Fitch Building Open Studios Summer !

7:30 - Good Kid Rob Zine Reading - Studio 404

7 PM - PKN Des Moines Vol. 25 Noce

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W E D N E S D A Y :

4 PM - ZINES! ZINES ! ZINES ! Workshop ! Ritual Cafe

5:30 PM - Quick Draw Red Door Photo and Design 

6 PM - MO Multimedia Exhibit Moberg on Walnut

7 PM - Urban Visionaries Art Show Opening Viaduct Gallery

*On view till Jun 26*

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LOOK AHEAD TO ART WEEK PART TWO

ART TERRARIUM - SELL YOUR ART  DEADLINE JUN 23

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Join Tiffany Sinnott, Levi Biel, Rob Stephens and help destroy mainstream corporate media with your tell all zines. 4-6 at Ritual Cafe Jun 22 ( Yes, during art week !) Drawing by the talented Levi Biel , 2016.

Week of June 17
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Works by Keith Haring (Photo Credit: David Safris)

U R B A N  V I S I O N A R I E S

Urban Visionaries, featuring the works of Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey, Banksy, FAILE, D*Face, Swoon, and Maya Hayuk opens on June 24 at Viaduct Gallery.

E V E N T S :

THURS JUNE 18, 6:30 PM Gallery Talk:  Antique Abstraction, Des Moines Art Center

MON JUNE 22, 6 PM 48-Hour Plein Aire Painting Festival Reception, Viaduct Gallery

TUES JUNE 23, 5 PM  Art of the Craft, Moberg Gallery

TUES JUNE 23, 6 PM Jason Yi Terraform, The Atrium at Capital Square

WEDS JUNE 24, 5 PM  Frank Hansen Art Benefit Show:  The Patient Rider, Nest Gallery

WEDS JUNE 24, 6 PM Town Square Art Show, Crane Artist Lofts

WEDS JUNE 24, 6 PM Fitch Artist Studios Open House 

WEDS JUNE 24, 6 PM Big Top Bacchus Life Drawing, Darker Marker Productions

WEDS JUNE 24, 7 PM Urban Visionaries Show, Viaduct Gallery

D E A D L I N E S :

48-Hour Plein Aire Painting Festival - Artist Registration Friday, June 19

NewBo Art Fest - Call for Artist DEADLINE August 15th

MORE ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES

URBAN
VISIONARIES  by  Alissa Sheldon   Those who attended the  Urban Visionaries  show last year remember the pleasant shock of
stumbling into  Viaduct Gallery  after a day at the  Des Moines Arts Festival  and
coming face-to-face with the works of  Keith Haring ,  Banksy , and  Shepard Fairey .  Just as noteworthy was the interaction with knowledgeable and approachable
 David Safris,  President of  Visionary Services , an IT consulting company, who is
the driving force behind the show. 
On June 24, Safris is bringing his collection, including work by  D*Face  and  FAILE , back to the  Des Moines Social Club  for  Art Week .  This year,
two female artists from the United States,  Caledonia Curry  (Swoon) and  Maya
Hayuk , will be exhibited with the collection.  Safris says, “Swoon puts her heart and soul
into every installation she works on and the artwork is transforming and
amazing for the communities she works with.  Maya Hayuk creates fantastic
multi colored geometric patterns and has done mural work in cities around the
world.”  To hear
more about the show from Safris, see the videos below.   Urban Visionaries Show    What is Urban Art?    Urban Art and “Selling Out”      Works by Keith Haring (top) and Shepard Fairey (bottom), Photo Credit:  David Safris

URBAN VISIONARIES

by Alissa Sheldon

Those who attended the Urban Visionaries show last year remember the pleasant shock of stumbling into Viaduct Gallery after a day at the Des Moines Arts Festival and coming face-to-face with the works of Keith Haring, Banksy, and Shepard Fairey.  Just as noteworthy was the interaction with knowledgeable and approachable David Safris, President of Visionary Services, an IT consulting company, who is the driving force behind the show. On June 24, Safris is bringing his collection, including work by D*Face and FAILE, back to the Des Moines Social Club for Art Week.

This year, two female artists from the United States, Caledonia Curry (Swoon) and Maya Hayuk, will be exhibited with the collection.  Safris says, “Swoon puts her heart and soul into every installation she works on and the artwork is transforming and amazing for the communities she works with.  Maya Hayuk creates fantastic multi colored geometric patterns and has done mural work in cities around the world.”

To hear more about the show from Safris, see the videos below.

Urban Visionaries Show

What is Urban Art?

Urban Art and “Selling Out”

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Works by Keith Haring (top) and Shepard Fairey (bottom), Photo Credit:  David Safris