Des Moines Women's Club Presents 114th Art Exhibition

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Des Moines Women’s Club to present 114th Art Exhibition at Hoyt Sherman Place March 6-13, 2022

(Des Moines, IA) The Des Moines Women’s Club will host their 114th Annual Art Exhibition! From Sunday, March 6 through Sunday, March 13, Central Iowa artists will again display their original art for the viewing pleasure of the public. Admittance is free, and some items will be available for purchase. This year’s judge is Aaron Tinder, professor of Art and Design at Grand View University. Experience and enjoy an annual Des Moines tradition!

Artist Registration is required by March 2. The registration form can be found at

Save the Dates:

  • Opening Reception and Awards Presentation: 1-4 PM, Sunday, March 6. Open to the public.
  • Art Exhibition Gallery Hours: 10 AM-4 PM, Monday through Saturday, and 1- 4 PM on Sunday.
  • Gallery Night: 5-8 PM, Friday, March 11. Open to the public. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served.


DID YOU KNOW the Des Moines Women’s Club was established in 1885, and one of their primary objectives at that time was to develop and maintain a free public art gallery in Des Moines? In its early years, the Club raised funds to purchase an art collection and hosted temporary exhibits. Its first exhibition was held in the Governor’s Office at the State House.

In 1907, the Club moved into Hoyt Sherman Place and built the gallery room to house its growing collection. Hoyt Sherman Place was rented by the Club from the City of Des Moines for $1 a year. The Club agreed to provide an art gallery open to the public in Hoyt Sherman Place. They restored the house and built on the art gallery at a cost of $10,000. Twelve paintings from the original collection can be seen in the gallery today.

For inquiries: Des Moines Women’s Club / 515-348-6946

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