They seek to commission Iowan artists to activate an interior section(s) of the Downtown skywalk system in Downtown Des Moines, Iowa. The skywalk system is a high traffic area. For many, it is the safest way to navigate downtown, and offers opportunities for pedestrians representing all walks of life. From working professionals to folks taking a stroll to those living with disabilities like limited mobility and/or blindness, everyone should feel welcomed. Everyone should feel like they belong in the heart of Des Moines.
Artists will create intentional artworks or creative writing pieces, reflecting themes of empowerment that resonated the most with the visually impaired and blind community, and will be activated directly into the skywalk system through artworks. Artist statements and creative writing pieces will be made available in braille.
The #IAmDSM skywalk activation will engage the greater community with an art BINGO scavenger hunt and provide positive empowerment to all who use the skywalk system.
Learn more and submit a proposal is May 12, 2021.