Riverview Artist Salon 14

Another successful salon was held Wednesday night at The Basement, Des Moines Social Club. My personal thanks to all who tossed the weather aside to support Iowa Creatives.

The evening started out with time to network listening to the sounds of Rebekah Gibson. Girls Rock DSM took the stage next with a presentation by Sara Routh and members of their leadership team followed by some truly heartwarming and amazing performances by girls aged 11-16, part of Girls Rock DSM.

After a short transition, information was shared with the audience about RAS Members, and Visual Artists, Danielle Kelso, Tatiana Giacinti and Lauren Pesta. Their work is on display at The Basement through February 24th.

Poet, Jackie Duden rounded out the evening with her words of expression leaving audience members silent and contemplative. A good transition for a drive home on a cold and icy night.

Every salon there are moments that validate my mission and give me the strength and determination for the next. Wednesday night there were so many moments, my heart was filled with joy and my eyes full of tears.

Here’s to RAS15!!


To elevate the status of Creatives living in our city and state and to provide a center for networking, public engagement, new ideas, personal development and artistic growth.