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Week of May 20


‘Maya Angelou’ by LETER91 (Source)

I D E A S  A R E  F O R E V E R

“On April 29, 2016, a team of Des Moines Public Schools youth, under the direction of local and national artists Asphate and LETER91, began the construction of a 200 foot mural on the floodwall behind Central Campus. The mural was set to be completed on Monday, May 16 with a tribute to Kendall Foster who was tragically killed last month, but it was painted over by a private contractor hired by city officials due to a “miscommunication.” (Source)

Large community outcry expressed support for the project reflected in a Gofundme campaign raising $4000 in a single day to resurrect the project. 

“The city has agreed to reimburse RunDSM $2500 which will be used to create more murals on the flood wall behind Central Campus. The Des Moines Arts Festival generously purchased a plane ticket for Leter Ninety-one to fly back next week to join As Phate and the youth in the re-creation of the mural. We’ve been given confirmation that we will receive a 3-year contract and will do everything in our power to keep the mural alive well beyond that.” 

- Emily Lang, teacher at Central Campus and coordinators of RunDSM

Read more about how the City of Des Moines is responding here. 

T H U R S D A Y :

6:30 PM - Artist Lecture: Glenn Brown in Conversation with Jeff Fleming Des Moines Art Center

7 PM - Kathranne Knight: The Shape of Your Absence The Residential 

F R I D A Y :

5 PM - Members’ Preview: Glenn Brown Des Moines Art Center

5 PM - John Engelbrecht’s Dream of the Silver Disc Iowa City

7 PM - PedalArt 2016 Viaduct Gallery

S A T U R D A Y :

8 AM - Market Day May Capital Square

8 AM - Portrait Studio featuring Rob Stephens Capital Square

1 PM - Gallery Talk with Susan Chrysler White Olson Larsen

S U N D A Y :

11 AM - Valley Junction Arts Festival

O P P O R T U N I T I E S: ** new **

**Skywalk Popup Exhibits x Art Terrarium DEADLINE May 20** VIDEO

**Call for (Cat) Art! DEADLINE May 20**

West Glen Mural - Call for Artists DEADLINE May 27

Red Thread Gallery Open call to Iowa artists

Americana, Viaduct Gallery DEADLINE June 3

Governor’s Arts Awards Nominate by June 6

**Microgrant Dinner Buy a ticket, pick a winner June 8**

Sioux City Art Center Selects DEADLINE June 15

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