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Plein Air Painting Festival Kicks Off Art Week in Des Moines
DES MOINES, Iowa -- This week is Art Week in Des Moines, with events leading to the Des Moines Art Festival in downtown Des Moines. The Des Moines Social Club got things started over the weekend with a 48-hour outdoor painting festival. “The 48-hour Plein Air Painting Festival is basically a weekend of outdoor painting,” said Katie Ortman of the Des Moines Social Club. “So artists show up here at the gallery on Friday, sign up for a location, and they have 48 hours to go out somewhere in Des Moines or around Des Moines and paint what they see.”