Art on The Avenues
After the 2009 opening of the renowned John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park in the Western Gateway of downtown Des Moines, The Avenues formed a committee to study how public art on Ingersoll and Grand Avenues could create a stronger link between the new sculpture garden and the Des Moines Art Center.
Working with Moberg Gallery, a successful art gallery located in the district featuring regional and national artists, the committee has identified over 50 locations on both Grand and Ingersoll Avenues that would be appropriate for public art pieces.
Since then, The Avenues: Ingersoll & Grand Restoration’s Public Art Committee has worked tirelessly to place art along the Ingersoll and Grand Avenue corridors. Procurement and installation of these works has been funded through generous grants from the Iowa Arts Council, private donors, and contributions from area property owners. Click here to take a look at some of the along The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand.