Quick Draw 2016

In the fall of 2015, Meanz and Janelle adventured to Kansas City as volunteers for Hot Hands- a fundraising event for Front/Space. The event brought in both artists and community members to experience and embrace creativity in a new light. The energy of the event was so powerful that we sought to make it happen in Des Moines!

During Art Week Des Moines, the DSM Girl Gang held their own version called Quick Draw. On June 22nd 2016 we strapped on our chaps while 19 artists made art on site and sold each piece for $30 throughout the evening. Artists grew connections, experienced new ways to create and guests enthusiastically watched as artists do what they do best. The night was full of inventive art and cowboy hats- what more can you ask for? Watch out for #QuickDraw2017 next year!

We have many people and organizations to thank for this event coming together! All artists who participated, Red Door Photo and Design Studio, Peace Tree Brewing, Surly Brewing, Make/Break, Dani Ausen, Cat Rocketship, Christine Hilbert, Janelle Ketcher, Meanz Chan, Lacie Navin, Evan Stober, Jessica Kincaid, Bethany Arganbright & Daughters, Selma Aljic and of course the Des Moines Community! 

TOP PHOTOS by Lacie Navin, BOTTOM PHOTOS by Evan Stober, VIDEO by Kyle Jordan, DESIGNS by Meanz Chan