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weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

Week of 12/07

‘Dem City Lights Tho’ (source)

Creating art with the intention of love.

Check out Laura Todd’s Art Show this Friday at DSM Brew at 7 - 9 pm.

Laura has a collection of landscape paintings featuring scenes from the Des Moines area. Laura’s paintings are bright and lovely. Laura says, “My greatest goal as an artist is to paint works of art that will make people happy.  We hang up family photos, , vacation spots, posters of our favorite performers, because when we look at them they give us joy and comfort.  If I can create that same feeling from my painting, then my heart is content and the viewers' hearts are full of warmth and love; the love of their city, pet, best friend, favorite superhero or musician, etc.!  My joy is to share that joy with others through the gift of art!” Follow this link for more information about Laura’s Artwork.


5 PM Chris Carman // David Dunlap & Howard Rogovin CSPS

6 PM Fourth Annual Holiday Hustle and Open House Art Force Iowa

7 PM BFA Group Exhibition Fall 2018 UNI Gallery of Art


5 PM Opening Reception | Anniversary Group Show Moberg Gallery

5 PM First Friday // Glass Art Mainframe Studios

5 PM The Pain Away Clinic OL Guild, West Des Moines

5 PM Annual Small Works Show: William Barnes & Doug Shelton Olson-Larsen Galleries

6 PM First Friday at DSM Brew: Laura Todd DSM Brew

6 PM Folie a Deux Public Space One


10 AM Ember Market Holiday 2018 Ember Market

5 PM Opening Reception - Art by Caleb Henkelman Viaduct Gallery, Des Moines Social Club


10 AM BABble - Holiday Edition Five Monkeys Inc

12 PM Brilliant Crafts & Wares Fair 7! Vaudeville Mews

1 PM Entirely Kids Day: Holiday Market Des Moines Art Center


**new and last chance

Work at Moglea Apply Now

**Octagonal: The All Media Exhibit Deadline Extended December 5th

Public Space One Call For Artists Deadline December 2nd

**Call for Artists: Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery Deadline December 14th

**Frogman's Call for Proposals Deadline December 15th

**Apply for Frogman's Graduate Student Scholarship Deadline December 15th


**Art Along the Trail Deadline January 11th

**Ring Out for Art 2019 Deadline March 12th

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Rachel Buse