Des Moines ’15 | Youth Art Team

Des Moines ’15

“I liked the Pappajohn Sculpture Park and rolling down the grassy hills at the park. I remember the sculptures with garbage in them.” R.H., age 8

Youth Art Team traveled to Des Moines to learn more about how public art changes spaces as part of the Urban Gallery Installation project. The Iowa Arts Council lined up a day packed with experiences…

Students visited the “Making Art Public” exhibit at the State Historical Museum of Iowa and learned about the creative process from concept to installation from David Schmitz before trying a little planning experience of their own.

Then the team traveled to the 6th Avenue Corridor and the Children and Family Urban Movement where Breann Bye and artist Chaden Halfill shared their visions for public art in the transformation of a neighborhood.

And finally, we stretched out in the Pappajohn Sculpture Park (we can never resist rolling down that hill!).


The Youth Art Team Urban Gallery Installation project is supported, in part, by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the R.J. McElroy Trust.