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Art Week Des Moines 2018

Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Art Week Des Moines

It's almost time for Art Week Des Moines and we have so many entirely unexpected ways for you to get involved with the arts community!

Held Monday, June 18 through Sunday, June 24, Art Week encourages different venues, organizations, and businesses to host events during the week leading up to the award winning Des Moines Arts Festival. The goal is to provide rich programming throughout the week to reach across generations and across art genres.

Mark your calendars for the events the Art Center is hosting in conjunction with Art Week:

  • Participatory Walk Through the Pappajohn Sculpture Park


    Tuesday, June 19 / 6 – 7:30 pm
    Pappajohn Sculpture Park

    Sometimes to really see, we need new ways for looking and this guided experience of the Pappajohn Sculpture Park offers just that. Guests of all ages are invited to participate in a variety of facilitated activities and stimulating prompts that explore how personal connections with art can be formed as well as develop an awareness of space—both around, and inside ourselves.

  • Baby + Me Drop-in Tour


    Wednesday, June 20 / 11 am 
    Pappajohn Sculpture Park

    Adults are encouraged to bring their infants (pre-walkers) to an informal tour led by an Art Center docent. While conversation is geared for adults, babies love the visual stimulation of artwork.

  • Wangechi Mutu Water Woman


    Thursday, June 21 / 6 – 8 pm
    Des Moines Art Center Lobby

    Make the most of your evening with Thursday Night Highlights at the Art Center! Stop by for an entirely unexpected experience that will help you see the museum in a new way.

    We know that fighting the patriarchy is exhausting. Stop by the Art Center for a fun, feminist-focused evening that's sure to reinvigorate you. 

  • Drop-in tour

    Drop-in tour

    Saturday, June 24 / 2 pm
    Meet in the Art Center lobby

    Stop in for a conversational docent-led exploration of the Art Center’s world-renowned collection and prize-winning architecture.

  • Discover other Art Week Des Moines events!

entirely unexpected