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Week of 6/6

Time to slap some color on this paint-by-numbers piano.

Time to slap some color on this paint-by-numbers piano.

First Friday / Artistic Keys

Join City Sounds and Mainframe Studios for a very special First Friday unveiling of their public pianos and a gallery of art by artists with disabiliies. Come vote for you favorite piano and leave your mark on a paint-by-numbers baby grand. There will also be live music, food and drink, and over 65 open artist’s studios throughout the building to explore.

Come to Mainframe Studios this Friday at 5 to hear the new tunes.


5 PM A Bevy: Studio Curiosities Design on Main

5 PM Art Week Ames Main Street

5 PM First Friday / Artistic Keys Mainframe Studios

6 PM First Friday at DSM Brew: Maggie Douglas DSM Brew Coffee Co.

6 PM TRAP / New Work by Van Holmgren The LiFT

6 PM 2019 Pride Fest Historic East Village

8 PM Off Script: In Space! Kum & Go Theater

8 PM The Gram #12 Java Joes CoffeeHouse

9 PM Alexa Dexa/Creature Fur/Gwyneth Z. Anderson/C. Manion/El Manana Public Space One


8 AM Printfest 2019 Octagon Center for the Arts

10 AM Laura Todd & Tim Schuett Artist Reception Urbandale Public Library

1 PM Art Mart The Barnum Factory


6 PM Collage & Coffee Des Moines Public Library


7 PM Photographing a Black Hole Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater


7 PM DSM Brew Art Talk: Maggie Douglas DSM Brew Coffee Co.


Art Beacon Artist in Digital Residence: Tiffany Sinnott


**new and last chance

**Barnes & Noble Call for Artists Email Interest Now

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

**Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Application Deadline June 15th

Somewhereindesmoines Photo Contest Deadline June 17th

4th Annual Art on the Lake Festival Deadline June 21

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

Sculpting Our Community: Call for Artists Deadline August 1


Additional Opportunities Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs

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Rachel Buse