Art Week Des Moines 2019

What is a 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.

RAS16 is Wednesday, June 26th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Des  Moines Social Club, The Basement.  Admission is Free.  Cash Bar and Appetizers.