The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation and partners recently completed the painted green dots and pink chevrons that designate the new Art Route Des Moines and art locations along the downtown Des Moines path. Tiffany Tauscheck, chief communications officer for the Greater Des Moines Partnership and a member of the Public Art Foundation’s Art

Rendering of Kerry James Marshall's "A Monumental Journey" by Substance Architecture.

Public Groundbreaking Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation (GDMPAF) presents the groundbreaking for A Monumental Journey, a large-scale sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist Kerry James Marshall. This world class public art project honors the legacy of the African-American lawyers who founded the National Bar Association in Des Moines, Iowa in 1925. Date 5:30 PM | Thursday,

Rendering of propose public art project "A Monumental Journey" at Hansen Triangle Park, Des Moines, Iowa.

Kerry James Marshall, one of the most celebrated artists currently working in the United States, created a new public art project called A Monumental Journey to honor the 12 founders of the National Bar Association in Des Moines, Iowa. The project will be located in Hansen Triangle Park in downtown Des Moines. More information will be released

The University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design will host Paul Mankins Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

At 5:30PM, Monday, September 26, Paul Mankins, founding partner of substancearchitecture in Des Moines, Iowa will present a lecture.  Free and open to the public, the event will be streamed live.  The lecture is co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee, College of Architecture and Design in Knoxville and the American Institute of Architects East Tennessee.

SWITCH is a new project by M12 Studio, and the third piece in a trilogy exploring equine culture  in rural America. It is located in the Horse Barn at the Iowa State Fair, Stall #406, from August 11-21, 2016.  Photo by M12

SWITCH by M12 Unveiling & Artist Talk | Friday, 12 August at 6PM | Iowa State Fair, Horse Barn, Stall #406 On view | 11-21 August 2016 | Two Locations:  (1 – temporary public art project) Iowa State Fair, Horse Barn, Stall # 406 ; (2 – video) Capital Square, 400 Locust Street, Des Moines   SWITCH is a

The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation is proud to welcome its leadership for 2016. The officers were re-elected for 2016: Katherine M. Murphy, retired Vice President, Community Affairs Officer of Wells Fargo Government and Community Relations in Des Moines is the Foundation’s President. Tim R. Hickman, AIA, LEED® AP, Principal of substance ARCHITECTURE in

5 March 2015: Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that Des Moines, Iowa is one of 12 cities in the running to receive up to $1-million in funding for public art projects that address civic topics. Des Moines was among the 237 U.S. cities that applied from 45 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The Public

Alberta, Canada until April 12, 2015: In an era when checking the time often involves consulting a device that is proficient at enticing us to waste it, Christian Marclay’s tour de force installation The Clock offers a long, luxurious diversion. The artist Marclay (and researchers) spent three years amassing clips from film and TV to

The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation welcomed its leadership for 2015 at a board meeting held January 28 in Des Moines. Katherine M. Murphy, Vice President, Community Affairs Officer of Wells Fargo in Iowa was elected the Foundation’s President. Tim R. Hickman, AIA, LEED® AP, Principal of substance ARCHITECTURE in Des Moines was elected


1.19.2015: Martin Luther King, Jr. was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The national Martin Luther King Day of Service was started by former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Harris Wofford and Atlanta Congressman John Lewis, who co-authored the King Holiday and

High Trestle Trail Bridge

Americans for the Arts, which serves a network of organizations and individuals, has just released its 2015–2017 strategic plan with a key focus on building recognition for the transformative power of the arts in all of our lives and communities in new ways. The report cover features High Trestle Trail Bridge, a project by artist

Des Moines, IA: From more than 50 submissions the Innovation Investors with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines have identified 4 IGNITE FINALISTS for the 2014 Challenge! A collaborative group will pitch their innovative idea to a community panel to determine the winners: first place prize of up to $30,000 and runner-up prize of

Public art is taking to the streets of Greater Des Moines in a new initiative that wraps artists’ one-of-a-kind designs on public transit buses. The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation Project Spaces initiative, in partnership with the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART), will unveil the new public art initiative at 11 a.m.

The “Lichtgrenze,” or Border of Light, a temporary public art project is meant to evoke the brutal division of the past. At the same time, its use of modern materials and techniques symbolizes how much the city and the world around it have changed in a quarter-century. To remind Berliners and others of the night

Cowles Commons is really taking shape. The lights have been installed, the concrete base for the Red Carpet is being poured and the first of the plantings are in the ground. Project Architect Ken Smith and sculpture artist Jim Campbell were both in Des Moines last week and KCCI carried a piece about the project.


In Des Moines, IA, a new public art project by Jim Campbell will be installed at the site of a public plaza called Cowles Commons. Campbell is a visual artist who collaborated on the new Cowles Commons design. His custom electronic sculptures have made him a leading figure in the use of computer technology and

Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation is looking for professional artists to submit their ideas and qualifications for this innovative public art opportunity. The Foundation encourages artists from all cultural and political backgrounds who have had experience working in the public sector. Artists must be at least 18 years of age. The 515 DSM PUBLIC

“What interested me about the subway is that it’s a very strange place, both familiar and alien, a space of transition that takes one elsewhere,” Laura Gibellini. “In this case, I was thinking how the subway takes people from their home to the working space, which are two very different settings, with different politics and

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The DSM Public Art app is available now for free in the iTunes Store. DOWNLOAD NOW! The Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation (GDMPAF) wants you to explore the diverse character of our neighborhoods with the help of a free application (“App”) called “DSM PUBLIC ART.” Want to find great public art in Greater Des

The underbelly of a major Vancouver bridge is going to be transformed with a jaw-dropping piece of public art: a massive chandelier, made of polymer and LED lights, that will actually spin. he public art project was approved by Vancouver’s Public Art Committee and announced by developer Westbank Projects Corp. “Hanging in the cathedral-like space

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