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weekly art forecasts from Central Iowa

Who’s exhibiting and opportunities for artists

week of 6/11


via Tatiana Giacinti, Untitled, film. 2018.

palms and trees… somewhere + the annual landscape show with olson-larsen galleries and the OL guild

Escape the rain and kick off Des Moines Art Week right by checking out some amazing environmental art at two Olson-Larsen locations this Friday. Both exhibitions display the beauty of nature while forcing us to question our place in it. If you can’t make the opening, they will also be on display during Art Week from June 18-24, and a full list of related events can be found here through the dropdown menu. 


7:30 PM Shakespeare on the Lawn: Romeo and Juliet, Salisbury House

6 PM Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: In the Spirit of Louise Noun, Des Moines Art Center
6:30 PM Drink & Draw Summer Loving, Capes Kafe

12 PM 48-Hour Plein Air Painting Event, Des Moines Social Club
5 PM Annual Landscape Show, Olson-Larsen Galleries
5 PM Palms and Trees… Somewhere, OL Guild
6 PM Art Terrarium: After Hours, Art Terrarium

1 PM June Art and Music Session, Historic Gabriel House


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** Art Wave on the Prairie Deadline June 15**

**War Paint 2018 Registration Open for June 20th Showdown**

4th Annual 48 Hour Plein Air Painting Festival June 15-17

Call for Art - Poster Shows for Gun Safety Deadline June 21

Aperture: The Biennial Juried Photography Exhibit 2018 Deadline July 20

Call for Filmmakers: 48 Hour Film Festival Happening July 20 - 22, 2018

Elsewhere Residency Deadline July 27

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Hello Art Week!

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