Our Main Street Public Art Project
Call for Artists Now Open
“Our Main Street” Public Art Statement
Historic Valley Junction is the gathering place that is the heart and soul of West Des Moines – a
delightful mix of old and new, bridging generations with unique shops, vibrant events and a
walkable hometown feel. Historic Valley Junction is West Des Moines’ original main street.
In 2017, Historic Valley Junction celebrates its 30th year as a Main Street Iowa community. The
Historic West Des Moines Public Art Work Group wants to commemorate this occasion and
celebrate this unique place through a public work of art. The Work Group wants every person
who experiences the artwork to gain an appreciation of Historic Valley Junction’s special
anniversary, while experiencing togetherness on “Our Main Street”. The Work Group wants
residents and visitors to feel a sense of belonging, grounded in West Des Moines’ pride and
The project will include a permanent commissioned work of art to be sited on public property
within a 6 block area in the Historic Valley Junction district. The work of art may be a single
piece or made up of multiple pieces.
More information can be found here.