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Week of 11/02

Walk West End Art Amble & PLAY

One stop along The West End Art Amble is PLAY: a group exhibit at Oliver+james Salon. The exhibit is curated by Shylah Kay with the Oliver+james creative team.

PLAY is Intended to push ourselves and our artistic community to share their works and their voice and celebrate connection. 
PLAY will be a collection of works from humans seeking to recover/uncover/discover their own playful heart. 
Our space was designed with cultivation and creation in mind. We are uplifted and driven as individuals and artists to grow, practice and share. 
PLAY will be an exploration of our creative childlike spirits and a reminder that it’s within all of us if we seek it out.

The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.”    —Carl Jung

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5 PM Opening Reception: Sarah Grant | Scott Charles Ross Moberg Gallery

5PM Art at the Cafe: Man Made Cafe Barattas

5 PM First Friday // Fire Up! Mainframe Studios

5 PM Des Moines One Iowa Poster Show Raygun

6 PM West End Art Amble West End Art District

6 PM Tender Things / New Work by John Huffman The Lift

6 PM First Friday at DSM Brew: Eli Rockhold DSM Brew Coffee Co.


10 AM Scenic City Handmade Fall Fair Iowa Falls

10 AM Artist Reception for Dean Sturtevant of Green Unicorn Art Friedrichs Coffee - 42nd St.

2 PM Meet the Artist in Winterset The Iowa (Theater)

7 PM Triadic Reverie Marv’s Music Emporium


1:30 PM Film: "Neo Rauch: Comrades and Companions" Des Moines Art Center

8 PM Ghost Stephens Auditorium


* new and last chance *

Finding Inspiration-CFE Deadline November 11th

* Urbandale Art Park Exhibition Deadline November 19th *

Art Beacon Digital Residency Deadline November 30th

Sioux City Art Center Selects Deadline November 30th

Octagonal: The All Media ExhibitDeadline November 30th


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