It’s Juneteenth this weekend, and there are celebrations everywhere you turn—from art to music to comedy to theater, and more! Add in Art Week Des Moines kicking off, and you have a jam-packed few days of honoring the past and uplifting the future. Top pick: Watch party for the premiere of ‘Juneteenth: The Movement 2022,’ as part of xBk’s Juneteenth Community Celebration.
Drake University Olmstead Center
Community Builders Appreciation Banquet
Jun 16 – 5:00pm
Community Builders Appreciation Banquet at Drake University
Bring your own TP, and other tips from Iowa summer music festival regulars
by Lily DeTaeye, Jun 13
Although most festivals took a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many are back this year in full force. Alongside national favorites like Coachella, South-By-Southwest, Bonnaroo and Americana Fest, Iowa boasts its own exciting schedule.
Who needs a gallery? Art Week Des Moines is back to bring art to the streets
by John Busbee, Jun 13
A cultural movement flourishes in Central Iowa. Its symbiotic nature unites creatives, communities and cultures, and it continues to grow. Art Week Des Moines (AWDM) invites the region to engage, interact and otherwise make their shared neighborhoods shimmer with the vibrant proof of the creativity that thrives and drives its residents.