Art Route in West Des Moines

Have you been wondering what those circles and chevrons painted on the trail around the city campus pond mean?  The West Des Moines Public Arts Advisory Commission has chosen to participate in Art Route DSM, a project organized by the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation. The Art Route vision serves to unite public art in Greater Des Moines, increase economic development and promote walkability, health, and wellness throughout the region.

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The painted path includes circles roughly 20 feet apart.


Then, chevrons are used on the sidewalk to point toward each of the pieces of art.










The intersection of S. 35th Street and Mills Civic Parkway will soon include a crosswalk created by artist Peter Gibson, a Montreal, Quebec, artist specializing in murals, street installations, and exhibitions. The crosswalk will feature repeated figures which generate a rhythm and sense of movement that reflects the flow of pedestrian traffic.