Art Shows/Exhibitions

Upcoming Events

Unfinished Vow Book Signing

April 25, 2014 - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm at St. Mark Discipleship Center
1105 Grand Ave

Tim Florer, author of Rural Iowa Ruins, Reflections Along the White Pole Road, and One more Turn on the Two Lane, will be signing  copies of his latest novel, Unfinished Vow at an opening reception on April 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the St. Mark Discipleship Center,1105 Grand Ave in West Des Moines.

Unfinished Vow, a novel that takes place in the 70′s and 80′s in the area surrounding the Iowa State University campus, is a story about love and loss–and finding love again.

A Historic Quilt & Clothing Exhibition

October 1, 2014 - October 5, 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

Enjoy a look at rarely seen historic quilts from the nationally recognized Living History Farms quilt collection and explore the artistry of keeping warm! The Flynn Mansion hosts this display of quilts, covers, historic clothing, and household textiles. Be inspired for chilly weather with this peek at the beautiful items our grandparents made to keep warm. Children’s hands-on activities include quilt block coloring and sewing cards. The show is free with regular admission to the Farms.

Hat Day

October 1, 2014 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm at Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd

Celebrate the opening of the LHF’s annual fall clothing and quilt exhibition! Wear your favorite hat while touring and receive a special treat at the Visitor Center. Explore the Flynn Mansion where corsets, quilts, and other historic textiles will be on special exhibition. Visit the 1875 Millinery shop for a close up look at Victorian hat stylings and a chat with our milliner.

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