Art Week Des Moines 2020

Art Week Des Moines 2020

Running Friday, June 19th through Friday, June 26th,  the 6th Annual Art Week Des Moines is a decentralized and collaborative community platform that includes a host of events—mostly free—involving nearly every art form, such as theater, music, dance, visual art, film and the culinary arts.

With consideration for safety concerns due to COVID-19, this years events are online through a number of platforms as well as in our communities,  viewable from a safe, social distance.


In it’s 4th year, Riverview Artist Salon is a grass roots community of full time, part time, emerging and returning Iowa Creatives from all disciplines, as well as businesses, organizations, educators and advocates of Iowa Art and Culture.

River City Art and Music hosts yearly events that provide Creatives with an opportunity to share their words, sounds, passions and works with an audience  during a two hour program that includes spoken word, art advocacy, community outreach, creative showcase and pop-up art show.  Past events were held at the Des Moines Social Club, The John and Mary Education Center, Mainframe Studios and xBk Live (it’s current location).

For Art Week, River City Art and Music has organically curated Central Iowa Creatives for  it’s online event, RAS20:  GRASSROOTS : GROWN FROM THE SOIL.  View works and actions posted daily from the local level as they effect change at the local, regional, national, or international level through creative expression on River City Art and Music and Riverview Artist Salon’s Instagram and Facebook pages as well as here at 

MISSION: 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.