Art Adventures in Polk County

ART ADVENTURES

Would you like to go on an Art Adventure–visiting parks and trails in Polk County with your treasure map in hand following clues to beautiful art pieces in nature?

In celebration of Art Week (June 19-26), Polk County Conservation, the Great Outdoors Foundation, Mainframe Studios, and the organizers of Art Week are teaming up to offer a self-guided art treasure hunt that encourages you to explore various parks and trails in our community. Find the art feature in each area using provided clues and document your success on social media!

WANT MORE OF A CHALLENGE?

FOLLOW THE CLUES, KEEP THE ART

For all of you self-proclaimed sleuths, boy do we have something special in store for you!  Local artist, Ryan Topete, will be painting 10 commissioned painted wood panels that will be hidden in natural landscapes throughout Polk County.

Clues for these panels will be released every few days from June 1 – 19 on Polk County Conservation’s social media, and then it will be a race against time for you to find each print first. Once you find the print, you get to keep it (one print per family please), and then notify us and others that it has been found by posting a picture on social media, tagging Polk County Conservation, Mainframe Studios, and the Great Outdoors Foundation.

  • If you don’t have social media, please e-mail us a photo with the panel you found at info@greatoutdoorsfoundation.org.
  • Follow us on social media for the clues and don’t forget to use the hashtags: #ArtWeek2020 #ArtAdventures2020

       

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Ryan Topete, from Sioux City, Iowa, was the 2018 Drake University Department of Art & Design Alumni Studio Artist Fellow at Mainframe. Third Space DSM commissioned him to create a mural on East 14th in Des Moines, where he set out to evoke the culture of the neighborhood in a way that the whole community could enjoy.

COMMUNITIES INVOLVED IN ART ADVENTURES

  • City of Altoona
  • City of Ankeny
  • City of Bondurant
  • City of Clive
  • City of Granger
  • City of Grimes
  • City of Johnston
  • City of Pleasant Hill 
  • City of Urbandale
  • City of West Des Moines
  • City of Windsor Heights

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