When Kristin told us about her & fellow business owners plan to host summer exhibits to support artists during the lacking festival season, we thought: "what could we do to support this and other COVID-19 responsible art projects?" Well, help get out the word & map them all. Don't forget to tip the artists and … Continue reading Art Vacancy: Downtown
Art Vacancy Eco EchoOctober 4, 2015Location: McFarland Park, Story County, Iowa An impromptu art vacancy event featuring five Ames based artists whose works are created from and about environmental ecology. Materials used include lake water, beeswax, string, irrigation tubing, and limestone. This mini art vacancy event is done in partnership with the Story County Conservation … Continue reading Art Vacancy: Eco Echo
2015 Along the Skunk River Twelve local artists are taking work to non-traditional space again: this time on the river! Non-invasive, temporary installations will be present for one day only in this free inclusive event. Viewers are required to tube, kayak, or canoe the short Ames stretch of the Skunk River to view the art.
ART VACANCY (Ames, IA): Check in, Check out Art Vacancy is an event organized by Ames C.art to facilitate a mutually beneficial relationship between unoccupied spaces and underrepresented art. Ames Collaborative Art (amescart.org) and ten local artists will briefly descend upon Ames’ Main Street, with the generous support of local property owners and philanthropists. Various … Continue reading Art Vacancy
Pop up! AmesDate: December 2013Location: Design on Main A spontaneous uncurated celebratory exhibition of Ames Artists. From internationally renowned to first time exhibitors, this event brought together a brilliant cross section of artists. Installed, open to the public, and uninstalled in less than 48 hours.
2013 Octagon Center for the Arts 64 tiles (12 x 12") contributed by community members Modular Mural project at the Octagon Center for the Arts. It was held in conjunction with two other openings ("45th Annual Juried National Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibition" and "The World in Black, White and Shades of Gray: … Continue reading Modular Mural
Vending machine filled with local art, craft, and zines.
Campustown MuralDate: 2010Location: Welch & Chamberlin, Ames, Iowa Over 70 volunteers were brought together to create this 80' X 14' mural in Campustown. Ages of participants were 4 - 82 years old. The mural was executed over a two week period by everyone from local artists to the fire fighters across the street from the … Continue reading Campustown Mural