Since December 2007, the Des Moines Social Club has been a CENTER for recreation, culture, education and entertainment and home to River City Art and Music’s, Riverview Artist Salon, since February 2017.
In conjunction with Art Week Des Moines (artweekdesmoines.com), and to help celebrate the DMSC’s milestone anniversaries, enjoy an amazing line up of talented creatives and organizations sharing their words, sounds, passions and works including:
• Jon E. Duh-Moyne, Des Moines Poetry Slam
• Chaden Halfhill, Silent Rivers Design+Build
• Lindsay Keast and Jennie Knoebel, Iowa Arts Council
• Adam Winn, Red Door Press
• Robert Moore, Visual Artist and Entrepreneur
• Alyssa Leicht, World-traveling Music and Portrait Photographer
THIS IS AN ART WEEK DES MOINES 2019 EVENT YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!!
River City Art and Music (RCAM) supports Iowa Creatives through Riverview Artist Salon (RAS), a grassroots, volunteer funded, and member driven Facebook Group of full-time, part-time, emerging and returning creatives from all disciplines as well as businesses, organizations, educators and advocates of Iowa art and culture.
Riverview Artist Salon’s mission is to elevate the status of creatives living in our cities and state and to provide a center for networking, public engagement, new ideas, personal development and artistic growth. This mission is fulfilled through free public events which provides Group Members with an opportunity to share their words, sounds, passions and works with the community.
Salon programming includes networking, spoken word, art advocacy, community outreach, creative showcase and either a month long or pop-up art exhibition/show. Salons are a great way for Iowa creatives to engage with their community and for their community to discover the many talented and unique creatives that call Iowa home.
Salons are held February, April, June, August and October from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Cash Bar and Light Appetizers.
“To elevate the status of creatives living in our cities and state and to provide a center for networking, public engagement, new ideas, personal development and artistic growth.”
WED JUN 26TH
In honor of the Des Moines Social Club’s milestone anniversaries, and to pay tribute to all those past and present affiliated with its creation, management and operations, River City Art and Music is working with Party On, Des Moines an all-inclusive event planning company located in Des Moines, Iowa to bring you an Art Week Des Moines event you don’t want to miss!
Party On’s Founder, Kristen Meyers, has been creating and working with all types of events since 2008. Everything from music festivals to weddings, fashion shows to political events, and all other forms of public and private events.
Visit her website at: Party On, Des Moines
EXPERIENCE IOWA ART AT RIVERVIEW ARTIST SALON
“A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. These gatherings either please or educate. Salons in the tradition of the French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries were carried on until as recently as the 1940s in urban settings.”
“Modern-day versions of the traditional salon (some with a literary focus, and others exploring other disciplines in the arts and sciences) are held throughout the world, in private homes and public venues.”
Here’s a look back at the creation of Riverview Artist Salon in Des Moines, Iowa, November 2016 through January 2017.
The Basement, 901 Cherry Street, Des Moines IA 50309
The DMSC has been a CENTER for recreation, culture, education and entertainment for Central Iowa since December 2007 and home of River City Art and Music’s, Riverview Artist Salon, since February 2017.
In honor of the Des Moines Social Club’s milestone anniversaries and to pay tribute to all those past and present affiliated with its creation, management and operations, River City Art and Music is hosting a Special Edition theme based Art Week Des Moines Celebration with help from the team at Party On Des Moines and Boesen the Florist!
Listen to an amazing line up of Iowans share their words, passions and works including Jon E. Duh-Moyne of Des Moines Poetry Slam, Chaden Halfhill of Silent Rivers Design+Build, Lindsey Keast and Jennie Knoebel with the Iowa Arts Council, Adam Winn of Red Door Press, Robert Moore, Visual Artist and Entrepreneur, and Alyssa Leicht, Des Moines based, world-traveling music, tour, and portrait photographer.
Cash Bar and Appetizers
Working On It Premiere + Finale
Viaduct Gallery 900 Mulberry St, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Mary Ocher + Your Government With Extravision
Kum & Go Theater 901 Cherry Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Doors 7:00 p.m. – Show 8:00 p.m.
$15 advance // $20 day of // All Ages
Join Jasper Winery on Thursday nights this summer for their annual Summer Concert Series. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for outside seating. Burgers and brats are available from the grill. All shows are outside, weather permitting, otherwise they’re in the outdoor party tent. Alcoholic drinks must be purchased onsite.
Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, Iowa 50321
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
May 9- Adé & The Soul Brothers
May 16- Brian Herrin Band
May 23- Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
May 30- Decoy
June 6- Damon Dotson MUSIC
June 13- The Maytags
June 20- The Nadas
June 27- B2wins
July 11- Dueling Guitars, Brian Congdon and Brad Seidenfeld
July 18- PIANOPALOOZA
July 25- Dazy Head Mazy
August 1- Final Mix Show Band
In 2014, David Safris approached his friend, Liz Adelman with an idea to combine their talents, skills and love for the arts.
From their meeting, Art Week Des Moines was hatched. Art Week is a volunteer based, grassroots movement that engages people from all walks of life with art and culture during the week leading up to the Des Moines Arts Festival.
A full schedule of events and details on each can be found at Art Week Des Moines.
Art Week Des Moines 2019 runs Friday, June 21st through Friday, June 28th.
Java Joes CoffeeHouse, 214 4th St, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
A sign up sheet goes out at 6:30 p.m. and the first thirteen poets, read in the 1st round. Five judges score, dropping the high/low. The top readers read in the 2nd round, and 3 lucky readers take home some fine used books!
Bring a friend, make a new friend, grab a seat and a drink. You will hear some great spoken word.
Des Moines Public Library (Central), 1000 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Find out all about this new sculpture and how it came to sit outside the library.