Des Moines Arts Festival
When: June 22-24.
What: Works by over 160 artists from across the country as well as free outdoor music in Western Gateway Park.
Des Moines Art Center
What: Contemporary art and architecture (with wings designed by Eliel Saarinen, I.M. Pei and Richard Meier) inside and on its grounds, plus the nearby Pappajohn Sculpture Park. “In the Spirit of Louise Noun,” an exhibit of work by 20th-century women artists, is now open.
Info: 1-515-227-4405; desmoinesartcenter.org.