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Week of Valentines



L U P E R C A L I A  P A R A P H I L I A

This time around, Bazaar After Dark is exploring a sex positive Valentine’s Day theme! Drag, Burlesque, Aerial, belly dancing, live performance art and a live bondage demonstration! In addition to our regular setup of awesome local artists and rad local bands. Ages 18 and older, five bucks at the door. 

40+ LOCAL ARTISTS!!!! Check out the line up.

T H U R S D A Y :

5 PM - Molly Wood Des Moines Botanical Center

6 PM - Paintpushers : Concurrent ISU Memorial Union

F R I D A Y :

5 PM - Exhibition Opening: Wanderlust Des Moines Art Center **reservation encouraged**

5 PM John Beckelman | Ellen Wagener Olson-Larsen Galleries

S A T U R D A Y : 

7 PM - Bazaar After Dark! Lupercalia Paraphilia The Barnum Factory

S U N D A Y :

1 PM 110th Annual Art Exhibition Des Moines Women’s Club Hoyt Sherman Place

O N G O I N G :

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

Call for Murals - Downtown Iowa City Apply Now


PedalArt Show 2018: Call for Artists Deadline February 20

CALL to Artists - City Sounds 2018 Deadline February 28

Call for Artists: Public Art at the Drake Community Library Deadline February 28

**2018 Art on the Prairie Deadline Deadline March 1**

Call to Artists - 2018 Ring Out for Art Sculpture Contest Jefferson Matters March 12th

**Iowa Artist Fellowship, Round 1 Deadline March 15**

Iowa Women’s Art Exhibition Deadline April 1

**Arts Equipment Grant Deadline Deadline April 2**

**Iowa Arts Council Project Grants Deadline May 1**

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John Beckman’s ‘SHARDS 9′, Fired ceramics, concrete, mixed media Dimensions: 20 x 7 x 6

THIS FRIDAY: February 16th from 5 to 7 pm

Join Olson-Larsen Galleries artists, John Beckelman and Ellen Wagener for the opening reception of Of The Earth. In the show, visual inspiration and physical materials from the land were used to create these new works.  Exhibition on view through April 7th. Preview the art online:

Rachel Buse