Gallery Night is back in full swing this fall. Valley Junction’s galleries come together to showcase new artwork by regional, national, and international artists. This event is free and open to the public.
Gallery Night has grown into a popular community event. It is one of the largest merchant events in Historic Valley Junction and a terrific opportunity to rediscover this eclectic shopping district. The galleries of Historic Valley Junction offer original artwork, custom jewelry, ceramics, glass, furniture, folk art, and fine art reproductions, as well as many other one-of-a-kind objects. Gallery Night supports many locally owned businesses and showcases the community of Historic Valley Junction.
Thursdays are Farmer’s Market Day in Valley Junction! And every Thursday after 2:30pm there is no parking on the 100, 200, and (sometimes) 300 blocks of 5th and Maple St out to the alleys. Please use the 24-hour FREE parking off 4th and 6th Streets.
RCAM strongly encourages the use of a mask while in The Venue; however, masking is not required at this time. This protocol will be re-visited periodically and may change based on Polk County infection and vaccination rates. Masks will be available.
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River City Art and Music’s Founder was a recent Guest Writer for the Des Moines Register’s FREE Off Hours Newsletter. For further details about arts festivals coming to Des Moines, read the full article HERE!
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Today, the rain didn’t stop River City Art and Music from speaking with Marissa Kay Apothecary at the Valley Junction Arts Festival. You can plant their greeting cards! What a novel idea and great for the environment! A lasting way to remember those who shared their thoughts with you!
Josh has made 16 albums and is just getting started. He’s been a songwriter for 20 years and captures what life is like being a songwriter and all the highs and lows of life on the road. His songs will make you laugh, sing along, and raise a cold one in the air. Here’s his latest, Ten Songs for Summer.
River City Art and Music caught up with Eileen Johnson at the Ted Lare Design Build & Garden Centers, Art in the Garden event on Saturday, May 14th. For those that don’t know, book folding is an art form that involves folding pages of a hardcover book — sometimes combined with cutting the paper — within the book’s own binding. The finished work pops off the page three-dimensionally and may be hung on a wall or placed atop a table.
The 50th Annual Historic Valley Junction Arts Festival, is this Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Over 50 artists from Iowa and beyond will take over 5th Street. This juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts, provides the public with an opportunity to meet, interact with, and purchase original work by artists.
LOCATION: 137 5th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265
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