September 14-29, 2012

What People Are Saying


"My major impression is that it gave a lot of people who had never been to a gallery or an art venue permission and an invitation to venture forth free of charge and have new experiences. I think people hesitate to visit galleries because they have the impression that they need to buy something, or know something about art or that art is somehow outside their frame of reference. They learned those things are not true and that art is for everyone. Also it showed the public that the Des Moines area has much to offer in many many ways and means. Our Heritage Gallery experience as been so exciting, with live painting demonstrations from Nadine Hawbaker who actually invited patrons to sit down and paint on her work in progress. The musical groups have added so much to our experience as well and makes a wonderful collaboation of the arts. Artstop was truly 'an idea whose time had come.' May it be the same well into the future."  ~Mary Brubaker

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