Art Week 2018

  • | Des Moines, IA
  • Dates: June 18, 2018 - June 24, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: See event locations at
  • Overview

    Art Week is a citywide celebration of the arts coinciding with the Des Moines Arts Festival the week of June 18th to the 24th. Artists will open their studio and exhibit work in venues throughout Des Moines. Daily events are generally free and family friendly. Complete schedule and details can be found at

    * • Des Moines Art Center
    * • Hoyt Sherman Open House & Live Piano
    * • Mainframe Open Studios featuring Gustav
    * • Barnum Factory Mural Unveiling
    * • Fitch Building Biannual Open Studios
    * • Mars Café featuring Rob Stephens & Portrait Studios
    * • Olson-Larsen Galleries featuring immersive installations by Tatiana Giacinti & Jen Leatherby
    * • Des Moines Social Club hosting Urban Visionaries & 4th Annual 48 Hour Plein Air Painting Festival
    * • Art Terrarium Pop Up Art Market
    * • Des Moines Area Studio Visits
    * • Five Monkeys Rock the Des Moines Art Festival
    * • Aposto Art Inspired Dinner
    * • Proof hosting War Paint
    * • Dickerson Law’s Iowa Artists on Display
    * • St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral Casavant Organ 25th Anniversary Performance plus Local Art Show
    * • Third Space Graffiti Demos, Live Mural Painting & Tattoo Artist Showcase
    * • Yellow Door Gallery
    * • Moxie exhibiting Iowa Artists
    * • Slo-Mo Parade with local artist Rachel Buse
    * • Ember Market at the Market Building
    About Art Week Des Moines
    In it’s fourth year, co-founders David Safris and Liz Adelman created Art Week as an open invitation for artists. "The challenge is to build a collective event that is bigger and better than anything one group could build on their own," Safris says. The tag line, 'What are you doing for Art Week' is used to encourage venues and artists to think of creative ways to get involved. Together, the goal is to build awareness about the amazing offerings provided by local studios, galleries and museums year-round at a time when the city is buzzing about art, the week of the Des Moines Arts Festival.

    For more information please visit or connect on Facebook at and Instagram at @artweekdsm, #artweekdsm2018 #whatareyoudoingforartweek

    About Art Beacon Des Moines
    New for 2018, Art Beacon Des Moines, Central Iowa’s most comprehensive visual arts calendar and free weekly arts newsletter has joined the Art Week planning team. Visit for complete Art Week coverage.

    For more information please visit or connect on Facebook at and Instagram at @artbeacondsm