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Week of 3/22

What Are You Doing For Art Week 2019?

This year marks the 5th annual Art Week Des Moines, a citywide celebration of the arts leading up to the Des Moines Arts Festival. This years dates are Friday, June 21st to Friday the 28th. In 2018, hundreds of artists participated and exhibited their work in over 60 events. Co-founder David Safris explains the inspiration for Art Week is to "to build a collective event that is bigger and better than anything one group could build on their own.” As a community, we build awareness about the amazing offerings provided by local studios, galleries and museums year-round.

Art Week is an open invitation for artists. To join the festivities, submit your event through this linkThe deadline to be included on any print promotion is May 8th. Paint a mural, exhibit your work, build an odd float and march through Downtown Des Moines - the possibilities are endless.


10 AM Art & History Grant Info Session in Algona Chocolate Season


5 PM Sundown Sessions // 900Views Launch Party Mainframe Studios

6:30 PM Grand Opening Party The Side Garage

7 PM Poetry Unplugged Ritual Cafe


5 PM Art For Access Cedar Rapids Raygun

7 PM Brave Art Popup Art Show The Base


12 PM Exploring Art with Makers: Susan Collis Des Moines Art Center

6:30 PM The Celtic Year Concert Unity of Des Moines


10 AM Pete the Cat Stephens Auditorium


Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Laura Travnicek


**new and last chance

**BraveArt Popup Show Deadline March 22

**Central Iowa Trans Lives Festival Deadline March 22

2019 Tough Art Artist Residency Deadline March 31st

**Call for Sculptors - Clear Lake Iowa Deadline April 5th

Des Moines Underground Film Fest Deadline April 20th

Art Week Deadline for Print Promotion May 8th

Additional Opportunities Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

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Rachel Buse