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Week of August 24


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This weekend marks the return of Iowa’s 100% freehand spraypaint, invitational frenzy. Inviting returning graff writers from Iowa, California, Denver, Vegas, New Mexico, Arizona, Chicago, and more. This year will also feature the addition of SOL, WISHEZ & ZERO, all Des Moines Public School students who qualified to rock after burning walls at Scarce Elementz Crew’s 2017 event, Color Control.

  • Music: Dj TouchNice x Dj ISM x Dj Episode


  • Offwhyte (Galapagos4)
  • Controlled Substance (Vuelo x Exo x Dj DMWright)
  • Graff Workshop: Free w/ Admission on Day 2 – Ages 8+
  • Bboy Cypher & Cypher King

Get tickets or pay at the door. Details.



7:30 PM disrupt DSM Des Moines Social Club, The Basement

5 PM Strohbeen & Luchsinger + Sculpture Moberg
5 PM Color Codes 3 Des Moines Social Club 

10 AM Art Mart Barnum Factory
2 PM CraftTEA! Little Woods, Ames
5 PM Color Codes 3 Des Moines Social Club
5 PM Not What You Might Expect: Art in Iowa Grinnell Area Arts Council

11 AM Meet the artist: Jahan Hari First Unitarian Church of Des Moines Iowa

6 PM “Drop Shadow” and “Visions” UNI Gallery of Art

5 PM Open House Phenix School


**new and last chance**

**Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Call for 2019 Exhibitions Deadline September 1**

BVU Art Gallery Call for Exhibition Proposals Deadline September 1

Quad City Arts’ Rock Island Gallery Deadline September 16

Call for Public Art & Urban “Prototype” Proposals Deadline September 21

2019 Art on the Campus Deadline September 30th

Finding Inspiration-CFE Deadline November 11th

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