The creative forces of Silent Rivers Design+Build, Mars Cafe and Des Moines Arts Festival have joined together to create DMAF Curated, the sneak peek art exhibit for the 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival! This special exhibit is a stunning curation by Chaden Halfhill that features 5 of this year’s 165 artists.
On display at Mars Cafe until it moves to the Silent Rivers VIP Club during the Festival where it expands into a creative experience!
The public is invited to the free opening reception on Friday, June 1 at Mars Cafe!
DMAF Curated presenters will lead arts and culture conversations in the Silent Rivers VIP Club at the Festival June 22-24!
Experience these amazing works of art in an intimate setting while enjoying Mars Cafe appetizers and beverages. Curator Chaden Halfhill, founder of Silent Rivers and board member of Des Moines Arts Festival, will give a brief and lively presentation of this year’s transcendent yet grounded theme of “Resonant FiELDS”.
The inspiration behind DMAF Curated: RESONANT FiELDS
Now in it’s second year, DMAF Curated is an example of how to bring together, or curate, a personal collection of art that resonates both as individual pieces and a cohesive collection that inspires a deeper appreciation of the world around us.
In this year’s “Resonant FiELDS” collection, Chaden has chosen works that range from architecturally inspired giant paintings on wood panels to stunning silver gelatin printed landscapes and wood carvings that capture the beauty of nature while celebrating modern design.
DMAF Curated is a creative collaboration between Silent Rivers Design+Build, Mars Cafe and Des Moines Arts Festival to support the DMAF vision to strengthen a vibrant and creative community. As one of the world’s top-ranked festivals, Des Moines Arts Festival is an excellent resource to experience and collect incredible art. More than 1,000 artists from around the world apply each year, and jurors narrow down the selection to only 165 artists. DMAF Curated provides an intimate glimpse at 5 of this year’s featured artists.
DMAF Curated moves and expands into a creative experience June 22
The art exhibit can be seen in the gallery space at Mars Cafe, 2318 University Ave in Des Moines, until this roving exhibit moves to the stylish Silent Rivers VIP Club at the Des Moines Arts Festival from June 22-24 in Western Gateway Park.
Within the cozy Creative Cafe inside the the Silent Rivers VIP Club, the exhibit expands into a creative experience with arts and culture programs and conversations complemented by Mars Cafe beverages and light fare.
This VIP experience is available by purchasing a tax-deductible patron package to ensure this award-winning festival remains a free and vital part of our community’s culture. To become a patron and learn more about the VIP experience, which includes terraced seating, main stage views, express lane service and air-conditioned bathrooms, read Get the VIP experience at Des Moines Arts Festival with Silent Rivers promo code!
The public is invited to the free opening reception!
Opening Reception for DMAF Curated: RESONANT FiELDS
Friday, June 1 from 5:30-7:00pm
Mars Cafe, 2318 University Ave, Des Moines IA 50311