Category «Des Moines»

Art Route Des Moines Leads the Way

When you think of Des Moines, Iowa; you think: art. At least the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation wants that response.  This month the Art Route Des Moines was completed; green dots and pink chevrons line the sidewalks and guide visitors to public art. The route incorporates a total of 87 murals, sculpture and …

The Reemergence of the Independent Bookstore

If you’re reading this, you are NOT one of the 14% of U.S adults who read below a basic level. Varying facts and figures assert that a large portion of the adults in America are not equipped with the skills to be considered functionally literate with some studies claiming up to 50% of adults score …

Printober: Steamroller Printmaking in Des Moines

Saturday October 22nd   Printober commandeered the parking lot at 215 East 3rd Street in Des Moines. From 1pm-4pm artists arrived with intricately carved wood blocks prepared to watch a one-ton steamroller drive over the work. Organizers Catherine Dreiss and Mary Jones were inspired to put on the event after Dreiss attended a similar affair …