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Polka Dot Party

5/11/2018 / 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Des Moines Art Center presents the Polka Dot Party in celebration of the exhibition Yayoi Kusama and the installation of Pumpkin (L) in the Pappajohn Sculpture Park! This vibrant party will include simultaneous events on 15th Street near the Sculpture Park and at the Art Center. It will be a feast for the senses! 

A shuttle will run continuously between the events. This event is free and open to the public. Share your polka dot photos on social media using the hashtag #DotDesMoines.

STREET PARTY

15th Street between Grand Avenue and Locust Street near the Pappajohn Sculpture Park
This street party will be an entirely unexpected experience! Don your favorite polka dot attire to listen to live music from the Punching Pandas and admire the newly installed Pumpkin (L). Participate in hands-on art activities for guests of all ages, and learn about Kusama's sculpture with on-the-spot tours. Grab a drink at the cash bar and sample some of Des Moines' finest eats, including The Grateful Chef, One Sweet Kitchen, The Outside Scoop, Taza Fresh, and Wingz On Wheelz.

COCKTAIL PARTY

Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Avenue
For those who are seeking a more refined way to experience Kusama’s work, head to the Art Center for an unexpectedly dotty cocktail party in the lobby and courtyard. Feast on round light bites and enjoy hosted beer and wine, provided by The Tangerine Food Company. Tour the Yayoi Kusuama exhibition in the Blank One Gallery and wander the museum.

Questions?

Confused about where to park? Not sure what to wear? Check out this Polka Dot Party FAQ.

Location Information:
Des Moines Art Center + 15th Street Between Grand and Locust

2018-05-11 18:00:00 2018-05-11 21:00:00 America/Chicago Polka Dot Party The Des Moines Art Center presents the Polka Dot Party in celebration of the exhibition Yayoi Kusama and the installation of Pumpkin (L) in the Pappajohn Sculpture Park! This vibrant party will include simultaneous events on 15th Street near the Sculpture Park and at the Art Center. It will be a feast for the senses!  A shuttle will run continuously between the events. This event is free and open to the public. Share your polka dot photos on social media using the hashtag #DotDesMoines. STREET PARTY 15th Street between Grand Avenue and Locust Street near the Pappajohn Sculpture Park This street party will be an entirely unexpected experience! Don your favorite polka dot attire to listen to live music from the Punching Pandas and admire the newly installed Pumpkin (L) . Participate in hands-on art activities for guests of all ages, and learn about Kusama's sculpture with on-the-spot tours. Grab a drink at the cash bar and sample some of Des Moines' finest eats, including The Grateful Chef, One Sweet Kitchen, The Outside Scoop, Taza Fresh, and Wingz On Wheelz. COCKTAIL PARTY Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Avenue For those who are seeking a more refined way to experience Kusama’s work, head to the Art Center for an unexpectedly dotty cocktail party in the lobby and courtyard. Feast on round light bites and enjoy hosted beer and wine, provided by The Tangerine Food Company. Tour the Yayoi Kusuama exhibition in the Blank One Gallery and wander the museum. Questions? Confused about where to park? Not sure what to wear? Check out this Polka Dot Party FAQ . Des Moines Art Center + 15th Street Between Grand and Locust

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