Grab a coffee and join the art conversations in the Silent Rivers VIP Club!

DMAF Curated 2018 schedule of arts presenters in Creative Cafe inside Silent Rivers VIP Club at Des Moines Arts Festival

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At the Des Moines Arts Festival under the big tent of the Silent Rivers VIP Club is the Creative Cafe, a relaxing space where Festival patrons enjoy stimulating conversations and great coffee. Designed as the gallery for DMAF Curated: Resonant FiELDS, this is where the exhibit expands into a creative experience!

Art lovers gather around the beautiful table we created, sipping free Mars Cafe beverages and engaging in conversations on art and culture led by our dynamic 2018 DMAF Curated presenters. Does this resonate with you? Join us!

Chaden Halfhill conversation and coffee in Creative Cafe in Silent Rivers VIP Club at 2017 Des Moines Arts Festival

The gathering table Silent Rivers designed for the Creative Cafe serves host to many great arts conversations.

Couple enjoying conversation and coffee in Creative Cafe in Silent Rivers VIP Club at 2017 Des Moines Arts Festival

Enjoy coffee, conversation and refreshments in the Creative Cafe

Silent Rivers is passionate about creating vibrant communities and uplifting experiences with art. Every summer, we create the Silent Rivers VIP Club at the Des Moines Arts Festival to offer an exclusive place where those who support the Festival can have a stylish and sustainably-built hangout as part of their tax-deductible VIP patron package. And every year, we make the experience even more engaging!

 

This is our second year creating DMAF Curated, a prequel exhibit to the Festival that expands into a creative experience once it moves to the Silent Rivers VIP Club. The theme of Resonant FiELDS is brought together through relaxed, open conversations on topics about how and why art resonates with us, why it’s an important vehicle for social transformation and and how it promotes our personal growth and creative community.

 

Silent Rivers is delighted to announce the 2018 DMAF Curated presenters!

(Printable version of schedule available at end of article.)

Chaden Halfhill and Gaston Carrio conversation and coffee in Creative Cafe in Silent Rivers VIP Club at 2017 Des Moines Arts Festival

DMAF Featured artist and architect Gaston Carrio (right) will be presenting again this year as part of the DMAF Curated conversations in the Creative Cafe. Chaden Halfhill (left) highly recommends meeting this dynamic artist.

FRIDAY JUNE 22

12:00pm
Engaging the Creative Economy
Valerie Van Horne, Riverview Artist Salon

1:30pm
A Pour Over Tasting and the History of Coffee
Daniel Bosman, Mars Cafe

3:00pm
Mainframe Studios: Creativity and Collaboration
Siobhan Spain, Director, Mainframe Studios

SATURDAY JUNE 23

11:30am
Framing, Installing and Protecting your Art Investment
Robert Schulte Jr., Moberg Gallery

12:45pm
A Conversation with Architect/Artist Gaston Carrio
Gaston Carrio, Houston, Texas, 2018 featured artist

Lenore Mantric-Chen conversation and coffee in Creative Cafe in Silent Rivers VIP Club at 2017 Des Moines Arts Festival

Lenore Mantric-Chen leads a conversation at last year’s DMAF Curated in the Silent Rivers VIP Club Creative Cafe.

2:00pm
A Conversation with Hidden Springs Artist Leslie Guinan
Leslie Guinan, Des Moines, Iowa, 2018 featured artist

3:15pm
Advocacy and Inclusivity in Collecting Art
Dr. Lenore Metrick-Chen, Art History Professor, Drake University

SUNDAY JUNE 24

12:00pm
Fostering an Engaged Arts Community
Valerie Van Horne, Riverview Artist Salon

1:30pm
Resonant Fields: Curating the DMAF
Chaden Halfhill, artist & founder, Silent Rivers Design+Build

 

REMEMBER:  Silent Rivers fans can use our special discount promo code to buy their Des Moines Arts Festival patron package to get the VIP experience, which includes access to the Silent Rivers VIP Club where these conversations take place!

Use the Silent Rivers promo code to become a Festival VIP »

 

DMAF Curated 2018 schedule of arts presenters in Creative Cafe inside Silent Rivers VIP Club at Des Moines Arts Festival

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Photo gallery: Silent Rivers VIP Club at 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival

Photo gallery: Silent Rivers VIP Club at 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival

 

Get the VIP experience at Des Moines Arts Festival with Silent Rivers promo code!

Get the VIP experience at Des Moines Arts Festival with Silent Rivers promo code!

 

DMAF Curated: Resonant FiELDS art exhibit & creative experience

DMAF Curated: Resonant FiELDS art exhibit & creative experience

 

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