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Take a walk among the dinosaurs in ‘that one Des Moines garden’ this July

After a four-year hiatus, the Polk County Master Gardeners’ Garden Tour is back, highlighting 11 exceptional gardeners and garden enthusiasts across the county, including Urbandale, Clive, Des Moines and Ankeny. The tour is part of Iowa State University Extension and […]

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Des Moines artist Brittany Brooke Crow rips and rearranges self-portraits to explore form and vulnerability

For her new new exhibition, artist Brittany Brooke Crow turned her camera on herself, tearing photos printed on Hahnemühle Pearl paper and rearranging the pieces. Test Stripping — on display through May 5 at The LiFT bar in Des Moines’ […]

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Ballet Des Moines tackles hard science with light movement in one-night-only show ‘Of Gravity and Light’

Ballet Des Moines is giving audiences a science lesson through their one-night-only production Of Gravity and Light, Friday at the Des Moines Civic Center. Of Gravity and Light is a contemporary ballet production using science-inspired movement to depict gravity, push-pull […]

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As Iowa skate culture swells, Skate DSM is giving away 500 skateboards and helmets to local kids

Students pre-K through 8th grade can nab a free, brand-new skateboard and helmet through a new initiative from Skate DSM. “One of the biggest goals of Skate DSM is to really get more kids on skateboards,” said organization president Norm […]

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80/35 adds a photography fellowship this year to help young photographers bridge the experience gap

Young adults aged 16-21 have a chance to gain free experience in photography alongside established mentors while photographing the 80/35 Music Festival this year. This new fellowship offers more than just an opportunity to learn how better to work a […]

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