Jul 2, 2021 - News
New art market opens in Des Moines for the summer
Three women (Artist Nicole James, Maggie Moller and Leslie Hunter) stand in front of James' mural of Moller's dog Frida.
Artist Nicole James (left); Maggie Moller with her dog Frida (The model for the art); Leslie Hunter, Connie Hunter and Jim Hunter. The Hunter family owns Snookies, the permanent home of the mosaic. Photo courtesy of Teva Dawson

A new summer art market launched last week at Des Moines' Uptown Shopping Center.

  • It's open Saturdays through September, 9am-1pm, at 4100 University Ave.

The kickoff included the unveiling of four new mosaic murals by DSM artist Nicole K. James, which were paid for by Invest DSM and AARP Iowa.

They'll be permanently displayed at these locations:

  • Taste! To Go Catering and Events, 4700 University Ave.
  • Campbell's Nutrition, 4040 University Ave.
  • Midwest Financial Consultants, 1903 46th Street.
  • Snookies Malt Shop, 1810 Beaver Ave.
A mural of a chicken with colorful dots on the animal's body.
The new chicken mosaic outside Campbell's Nutrition. Photo: Jason Clayworth/Axios
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