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Gallery Night

Gallery Night | Valley Junction

Riverview Artist Salon 23
Artists of Phenix and Friends Pop-Up Group Show

Friday, October 13th, 2023
Five Monkeys, 134 5th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Since 2014, River City Art and Music Des Moines (RCAM) has promoted and supported Iowa Creatives through social media, a website, and special themed and curated events such as Riverview Artist Salon (RAS).

Please join us on Friday, October 13th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM for this RAS Special Edition Pop-Up Group Show at Five Monkeys!

RAS23 includes artists from the Phenix School, an artist work/live property in Valley Junction, plus a few creative friends! Visual art, live music, and delicious food and beverage offerings!

Artists of Phenix

Valerie Van Horne
Jean Rothfusz
Kirk Sloan (Event Musician)


Dina Bechman
Sarah Spain
Maggie Barbour
Ashton Jordan (Event Photographer)

Five Monkeys, is a paint your own pottery studio located at 134 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Click HERE for more information about Gallery Night in Valley Junction!

Thank you for supporting live music and artists in Iowa!

Valley Junction Gallery Night

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.

2AU Limited – 200 5th
A Okay Antiques – 124 5th
Artisan Gallery 218 – 218 5th
Five Monkeys – 134 5th
Kavanaugh Art Gallery – 228 5th
Kunzler Studios – 324 5th
Olson-Larsen Galleries – 120 5th

When deciding where to dine with us this evening, please consider one of these Gallery Night sponsors:

Big Acai
The Winchester

Find out about the best arts festivals coming to Des Moines!

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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Iowa Artists

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!

You can find these one-of-a-kind cards at MarissaKayApothecary.Etsy.com, Facebook and @marissakayapothecary


This Weekend!

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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