Artstop and the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership on Project Spaces, a community-based public art program initiated by Artstop and underwritten by the Public Art Foundation.
In 2011, Artstop presented eight dynamic and adventurous artworks in public spaces and awarded a $1,000 prize from the Public Art Foundation to Des Moines artist Matthew J. Clark for his sculptural installation titled Our Little Jimmy Can Do Anything If He Puts His Mind To It.
In 2012, Artstop will present the second installment of Project Spaces from September 14 through September 29 in conjunction with its traditional event showcasing artists, musicians, and businesses that support local arts. Through its ongoing collaboration with the Public Arts Foundation, Artstop has significantly expanded the number of venues and artists participating in Project Spaces and established a Juror’s Choice prize, which will be awarded by a jury with representation from the Public Art Foundation.
About the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation
The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation, established in 2004, recognizes that art belongs not just in galleries and museums, but in streetscapes, parks, buildings and infrastructures of a thriving community. Dedicated to envisioning, developing, advancing and promoting public art projects, the Public Art Foundation collaborates with local entities and artists to engage, inspire and enrich the lives of residents and visitors to the community. The goal is to increase awareness of our community as a world-class destination for public art.
The mission of Artstop is to present compelling, temporary artistic projects in accessible spaces throughout greater Des Moines that engage a broad audience; foster an awareness of the city’s creative culture; recognize the contribution of artists and the local arts; and connect the diverse cultural, business and entertainment venues within the community.