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Week of Thanksgiving

Amanda Rhoads selling her yummy paintings at Market Day Black Friday. (Source


“People need art in their houses. They don’t need Bed Bath and Beyond dentist-office art. They need weird stuff." 

 - Ezra Croft, art show producer


F R I D A Y :

9 AM - Market Day Black Friday 2016 Capital Square

11 AM - Black Friday Sale Palek Studio and Gallery

12 PM - Frank Hansen for Black Friday Moberg on Walnut


S A T U R D A Y :

9 AM - Portrait Studio at Olson-Larsen Galleries 

10 AM - The Itty Bitty Art Market Red Thread Gallery & Art Space

11 AM - Closing Reception + Mimosas Moberg Gallery

12 PM - Small Biz Saturday Holiday Extravaganza Lefty’s Live Music


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

Ankeny Art Center Call for Entries Deadline December 1

Bemis: Art, Empathy, and Ethos : Thematic Residency DEADLINE December 1

Design on Main Call for Artists Deadline December 1

Fort Dodge Grain Silo Mural Project Deadline December 12

Call to Artists: Art Along the Trail Deadline December 30

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Ultra Terrestrial Goods designed 3 stickers inspired by the ongoing struggle at Standing Rock. All proceeds from the sale of these stickers all go to the Standing Rock legal fund. Find them at Market Day Black Friday and next week at Brilliant Crafts and Wares 3 (source)

Rachel Buse