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Week of August 12

B I G  H A I R  B A L L 

The 2015 Big Hair Ball is Saturday night at the Des Moines Art Center.  A celebration of hair as a form of artistic expression, the evening includes live music and a runway show.  Tickets are still available.

E V E N T S :

WED, AUG 12, 7 PM - Drink and Draw - Clothed Models, Capes Kafe

THUR, AUG 13, 7 PM - Second Thursday Open Mic, Ritual Cafe

THUR, AUG 13, 8 PM - Open Circus, Des Moines Social Club

FRI, AUG 14, 9 AM - Iowa Arts Advocacy Caucus, State Historical Building  *Advance Registration Required

FRI, AUG 14, 7 PM - Not So Perfect Landscapes, Crane Artists Lofts

SAT, AUG 15, 6:30 PM - Meditation Coloring, Palek Studios

SAT, AUG 15, 8 PM - Big Hair Ball, Des Moines Art Center

SUN, AUG 16, 2 PM - Advanced Figure Drawing Class, Des Moines Social Club

TUES, AUG 18, 7 PM - Des Moines Poetry Slam, Java Joe’s


D E A D L I N E S :

NewBo Art Fest - Call for Artist DEADLINE August 15

Poste Print Festival - Call for Entries due September 1

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ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES

Week of June 24
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I N T E R R O B A N G

The Interrobang Film Festival runs from June 26 through June 28 at the downtown library.  Read Alissa Sheldon’s preview of the festival on the Art Beacon website.

E V E N T S :

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

WEDS June 24, 7 PM Aerial Expo, Courtyard, Des Moines Social Club

THURS JUNE 25, 6:30 PM Gallery Talk:  Fiber, Des Moines Art Center

FRI JUNE 26, 11 AM Interrobang Film Festival Begins, Downtown Library

FRI JUNE 26, 11 AM Des Moines Arts Festival Begins, Western Gateway

FRI JUNE 26, 4 PM  Happy Hour Artist Reception with Thomas C. Jackson, Proof

FRI June 26, 5 PM Van Holmgren S.O.S. Q&A, The Lift

SAT June 27, 10 AM ArtFest Midwest, Iowa State Fairgrounds

SAT June 27, 2 PM Too Broke for the Arts Festival Fest, Vaudeville Mews

SAT June 27, 7 PM John Huffman Pizza Party!, Transient Gallery, Nestcraft


D E A D L I N E S :

NewBo Art Fest - Call for Artist DEADLINE August 15th

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Still photo from feature film “Wildlike” by Frank Green

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