• Bus Wrap #1: "Untitled"
  • Nomade
    Nomade
  • A Monumental Journey by Kerry James Marshall, looking north, 25 July 2018, Commissioned by Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation
    A Monumental Journey
  • Expansion
    Expansion
  • Five Dangos
  • Swirl
  • Miffy Fountain
  • Mental Banquet: Painting with Lights
  • Bus Wrap #8: Outward
  • Pumpkin (L)
  • Liftoff

Welcome to the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation

The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation enriches lives by advancing the best of public art by placing art in public spaces in the community through public and private collaborations, adding to the cultural record through its collections and educational programs. We invite you to discover public art through-out the Greater Des Moines area.
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Featured Art this Month

  Tom Sachs

 2007, fabricated in 2008 from an edition of 5 (5/5)  |  Long-Term Collection
  Other Public Art Downtown

  Mitchell Squire

 2019  |  Short-Term Collection
  Bus Wrap #10: Multiple Black

  Kerry James Marshall

 July 2018  |  Long-Term Collection
  Other Public Art Downtown

  Jun Kaneko

 Installed 2012  |  Long-Term Collection
  Principal Riverwalk

Featured Artists this Month


 born 1944
 American


 1874-1954
 American


 born 1985
 Caribbean


 born 1961
 American, Canadian

News + Initiatives Blog

Our blog posts are a growing knowledge base of insights, stories and information. Get inspired by and delve into a breathtaking array of public art.

From Our Facebook Feed

Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation increasingly utilizes social media as an important method to communicate with current and prospective audiences. Facebook and other social media platforms provide diverse opportunities to share the best of public art in Greater Des Moines to people around the world.

Social media participants can witness the public art process. Followers can watch a video of installations or an interview with artists, public art professionals, and educators on particular subjects. According to the Director M. Jessica Rowe at the Public Art Foundation, people do want to see more than just having public art appear: “Rather than hoping for an audience, we want to build an audience.”

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Don’t miss theis great image - the recently completed second SWISH mural. Designed by local artist, Jordan Weber and Oakbridge youth and painted by Jill Wells, it’s located at Oakridge Neighborhood’s Building 301 (faces Center Street between 14th and 15th Streets). Like the first mural, it honors 14-year-old Oakridge resident, Yore Jieng, who was killed by a stray bulletwhile he was sitting in the car with his family.
 
Photo Credits: Jill Wells

Don’t miss theis great image - the recently completed second SWISH mural. Designed by local artist, Jordan Weber and Oakbridge youth and painted by Jill Wells, it’s located at Oakridge Neighborhood’s Building 301 (faces Center Street between 14th and 15th Streets). Like the first mural, it honors 14-year-old Oakridge resident, Yore Jieng, who was killed by a stray bulletwhile he was sitting in the car with his family.

Photo Credits: Jill Wells
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Art foundation board president, Susan M Fitzsimmons and Sheena Rose admiring Sheena’s DART bus art.

Art foundation board president, Susan M Fitzsimmons and Sheena Rose admiring Sheena’s DART bus art. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

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Sheena Rose and her mother share the joy of seeing Sheena’s digital  display of her public art on the exterior of the DMACC Urban Campus Student Life Building.

Sheena Rose and her mother share the joy of seeing Sheena’s digital display of her public art on the exterior of the DMACC Urban Campus Student Life Building. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sheena Rose and her mother proudly stand in front of a digital display of her art on the exterior of the DMACC Urban Campus Student Life Building.

Sheena Rose and her mother proudly stand in front of a digital display of her art on the exterior of the DMACC Urban Campus Student Life Building. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago
So much was celebrated, Thursday, October 27. The Children and Family Urban Movement (CFUM) welcomed Barbadian artist, Sheena Rose, to its Haven After School Enrichment at Moulton School. She led a workshop that helped children create a mixed media collage. She also shared her enthusiasm, joy, techniques and passion for the art she created for the 6th Ave., Corridor Bus Shelter public art project. Everyone had a great time.

So much was celebrated, Thursday, October 27. The Children and Family Urban Movement (CFUM) welcomed Barbadian artist, Sheena Rose, to its Haven After School Enrichment at Moulton School. She led a workshop that helped children create a mixed media collage. She also shared her enthusiasm, joy, techniques and passion for the art she created for the 6th Ave., Corridor Bus Shelter public art project. Everyone had a great time. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago
So much was celebrated Thursday, October 27. The Children and Family Urban Movement (CFUM) welcomed Barbadian artist, Sheena Rose to its Haven Afterschool Enrichment at Moulton School. She led a workshop that helped children create a mixed media collage. She also shared her enthusiasm, joy techniques and passion for the art she created for the completion of the 6th Avenue Corridor Bus Shelter public art project. Everyone had a great time.

So much was celebrated Thursday, October 27. The Children and Family Urban Movement (CFUM) welcomed Barbadian artist, Sheena Rose to its Haven Afterschool Enrichment at Moulton School. She led a workshop that helped children create a mixed media collage. She also shared her enthusiasm, joy techniques and passion for the art she created for the completion of the 6th Avenue Corridor Bus Shelter public art project. Everyone had a great time. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago
Artist Sheena Rose will be giving a free lecture, open to the public on Friday, October 28, at 11:30 am in the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Student Life Building. Photo credit: Connie Wilson

Artist Sheena Rose will be giving a free lecture, open to the public on Friday, October 28, at 11:30 am in the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Student Life Building. Photo credit: Connie Wilson ... See MoreSee Less

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