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Art on the Campus Exhibit

  • West Des Moines City/School Campus
  • Address: 4200 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
  • April 15, 2016 - November 15, 2016
  • April 15 - November 15
  • Price: Free

Some new artwork has sprouted up this spring on the West Des Moines City/School Campus. The temporary Art on the Campus exhibit features 13 sculptures created by 11 Iowa artists. They will be on display through November. Now in its third year, the exhibit is gaining notice in the Iowa arts community.

All of the artwork on display is available for purchase. The pieces range in price from $3,000 to $18,300. Once again, visitors to the exhibit are being asked to cast their votes for the people’s choice award.

Last year’s winner, “Frequency” by West Des Moines Valley Junction business owner Joseph Dehner, was purchased by the city. It is now displayed outside City Hall. Plans are in place to move the interactive sound sculpture closer to the library so that children can have easy access to play with the stainless steel bands that make music when touched.

West Des Moines Parks and Recreation coordinator Allison Ullestad said the exhibit shows that one does not have to look nationally or internationally for quality artists.

“We have great local outdoor public artists right here in Iowa,” she said.


Art on the Campus

WHAT: West Des Moines’ annual outdoor art exhibit features 13 sculptures created by 11 Iowa artists.

WHERE: West Des Moines City/School Campus, 4200 Mills Civic Parkway.

WHEN: Now through Nov. 15.

RECEPTON: An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday. Meet the artists and members of the West Des Moines Public Arts Commission.

VOTE: Pick your favorite at www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015ArtontheCampus.

Art on the Campus Exhibit
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  • West Des Moines City/School Campus
  • Free
  • Recurring daily