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week of 5/7


via Yayoi Kusama, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016, Wood.

Polka Dot Party // Des Moines Art Center 

STREET PARTY – 15th Street near the Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Dust off your favorite polka dot attire to listen to live music from the The Punching Pandas and admire the newly installed “Pumpkin (L).” Participate in hands-on art activities for guests of all ages, and learn about Kusama’s sculpture with on-the-spot tours. Grab a drink at the cash bar and sample some of Des Moines’ finest food truck eats.

COCKTAIL PARTY – Des Moines Art Center
Head to the Art Center for an unexpectedly dotty cocktail party in the lobby and courtyard. Feast on round light bites and enjoy hosted beer and wine, provided by The Tangerine Food Company. Enjoy live music by Courtney Krause, and tour the Yayoi Kusuama exhibition in the Blank One Gallery and wander the museum.

A shuttle will run continuously between the events. This event is free and open to the public.


6 PM Drink and Draw, DG’s Taphouse, 

5:30 PM #KnowJustice Manifesto Opening Night Reception, Polk County Heritage Gallery

6PM Yayoi Kusama Polka Dot Party, Des Moines Art Center

4PM Jennifer Drinkwater: 168 Hours, Prairie Lights Cafe


**new and last chance**

**Pop up Ames! Submit now.**

**Call For Entries - Iowa Exhibited 33, Juried Exhibition Deadline May 18**

**Submit Events for the 2018 Art Week Des Moines Print Deadline May 18**

**Request: Leslie Hall Portraits Needed by May 24**

Arts/Industry Residency Deadline May 31

The Film Lounge: Calling Iowa Artists & Filmmakers Deadline June 1

Agriculture Art Exhibition Deadline June 1


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