Title
Downtown DSM Pop-Up Public Art
Hide & Seek Ornaments
Client
Group Creatives
Greater DSM Partnership
Project Type
Creative Technology
Year
2020 & 2021
Description
10 Iowa artists were invited to contribute to this pop-up public art program encouraging people to safely get outside around downtown Des Moines and support local businesses during pandemic lockdown. Each day, one artist hides 15 ornaments around downtown for folx to find. ⁠ ⁠ You find it, you keep it!⁠ ⁠ These ornaments pair visualizations of spoken positive messages with wood from trees that came down during the 2020 derecho storm that ripped across the midwest. The damage was severe and the work to clean it up continued for over a year. This is one way to find something positive on the other side of that experience.⁠