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Week of 5/17

Miffy is a large bunny who lives in front of the Des Moines Public Library.

Miffy is a large bunny who lives in front of the Des Moines Public Library.

Meet Miffy!

Learn more about the white bunny that graces the Central Library’s southwest lawn. Jessica Rowe, director of the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation, will talk about Tom Sachs’ sculpture. Why did Sachs choose to portray Miffy, a character created by a Dutch children’s author, and why does the water in the fountain come out of Miffy’s eyes?

Find out all about this new sculpture on Monday at 6:30 PM at the Des Moines Public Library.



5 PM Meet the Artist in Des Moines Mainframe Studios

5 PM Print Your Own Shirt Valley Junction Farmer’s Market

6 PM Know(your)Community Conversations ArtForce

7:30 PM Derek Hough Live! The Tour Stephens Auditorium


7 PM Illuminated: an installation by Julia Franklin Closing Reception OL Guild


11 AM Valley Junction Arts Festival Valley Junction


6:30 PM Meet Miffy: Learn About DMPL's New Fountain Des Moines Public Library


6 PM May Gathering of Artists: Creative Artists' Studios of Ames CASA


Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Maddy Fusco


**new and last chance

**Barnes & Noble Call for Artists Email Interest Now

**Emerging Artists Open Call :: Smack Mellon May 30

**Terrain Exhibitions/ Terrain Biennial Deadline May 31

2019 Iowa State Fair Fine Art Exhibition Deadline May 31

Call for Artist Workshops - Downtown Des Moines Public Library Deadline May 31

80/35 2019 Community Village Deadline June 1

2019 Portal: Governors Island (formerly Governors Island Art Fair) Deadline June 5th

The 13th Annual NewBo Art Fest 2019 Deadline June 14th

Go Elsewhere 2020! 💌 Call for Applications 💌 Deadline July 8

Additional Opportunities Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

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