Wednesday, June 12, 2024


10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Event Details

In celebration of Des Moines Art Week, children and families are invited to create their own painted rocks to either hide within the Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand or bring home to share with friends or neighbors. The Art Center will provide materials and inspiration from their collections.

Artist Andy Goldsworthy is known for his site-specific installations involving natural materials and the passage of time. “Three Cairns,” his recognizable piece in the Des Moines Art Center’s permanent collections and located on the Art Center grounds, is his largest project in the Western Hemisphere. “Cairns” are stone structures, or markers, that identify a place of great importance. We invite you to ask, how can public art help identify and create important places in our community?

This event will take place at Chamberlain Park in Des Moines. Art Rocks! is free to participate in, and no registration is required.


Chamberlain Park
2134 Woodland Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314 United States