No Action Too Small










what i wore:
Frost dress from Dame and Maiden (buy here)
black textured tights from Target (buy similar here)
light grey Anne Klein coat from Dillard's (buy similar here)
Francoise booties from Shoemint (buy here)

What's better than a gorgeous brightly colored mural? One that is educational as well! My interest in this mural was peaked by an Instagram photo I saw. After I saw it last night at the art crawl in the East Village, I looked up information about the mural. It turns out that this mural entitled, "No Action Too Small" by Chris Vance was commissioned by the Metro Waste Authority to inspire and educate the public on recycling and protecting the earth. The artists used recycled paint with some of it coming from Metro’s own Metro Hazardous Waste Drop-Off. I think that this is a great and progressive step for the arts in Des Moines. You can read a little more about it here. One great thing about public art is that it has the ability to bring people together, everyone has access to it and can enjoy it.

Anyways, I had a great night last night out with the boyfriend. We honestly don't get out much, but have been trying to make more of an effort. The first Fridays of every month usually contain a lot of events here in Des Moines. First, we stopped by at the art opening of Figmentation, the BFA Thesis show comprised of 5 talented classmates: Megan Ault, Katie Foster, Andrea Piekarcyzk, Garrett Roskam and Stephanie Werning. It was fantastic. Second, we stopped by the opening of III presented/curated by The Eye at the National Heritage Museum Gallery featuring three local artists: Jon Pearson, Cat Rocketship and Dan Welk. It was a mix of sculpture, painting, performance and photography. Lastly, we stopped at the craft crawl in the East Village. We went to Eden to check out The Moon and the Honey (and I bought a Lucy doll, and you can buy one here), Domestica to check out Basemint, and Hill Vintage to check out Ramona Muse. All of it was fantastic.

Tell me about an art event / mural that you love in your local community!

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