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Everything else:

  • Art exhibitions featuring furniture and woodworking
  • Conferences and Seminars
  • Woodworking Hobby and Industry Trade Shows

Note: Events in this category are not sponsored by the Des Moines Woodworkers Association. These listings are provided as a convenience and should not be considered an endorsement by DMWA unless otherwise noted.

Heading to the Iowa State Fair? Be sure to visit the Patty & Jim Cownie Cultural Center, where you can see great fine arts and woodwork entries from all over Iowa, like this amazing first-place entry from longtime DMWWA member Tom Whalley.

Find the Woodworking, Carving and Turning divisions at the north end of the second floor along with live demonstrations by the Des Moines Woodturners, and Fine Arts at the south end of the Third floor. It’s worth the hike up the hill!

Event Date August 11, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date August 11, 2019, 9:00 pm
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Heading to the Iowa State Fair? Be sure to visit the Patty & Jim Cownie Cultural Center, where you can see great fine arts and woodwork entries from all over Iowa, like this amazing first-place entry from longtime DMWWA member Tom Whalley.

Find the Woodworking, Carving and Turning divisions at the north end of the second floor along with live demonstrations by the Des Moines Woodturners, and Fine Arts at the south end of the Third floor. It’s worth the hike up the hill!

Event Date August 12, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date August 12, 2019, 9:00 pm
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Heading to the Iowa State Fair? Be sure to visit the Patty & Jim Cownie Cultural Center, where you can see great fine arts and woodwork entries from all over Iowa, like this amazing first-place entry from longtime DMWWA member Tom Whalley.

Find the Woodworking, Carving and Turning divisions at the north end of the second floor along with live demonstrations by the Des Moines Woodturners, and Fine Arts at the south end of the Third floor. It’s worth the hike up the hill!

Event Date August 13, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date August 13, 2019, 9:00 pm
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Heading to the Iowa State Fair? Be sure to visit the Patty & Jim Cownie Cultural Center, where you can see great fine arts and woodwork entries from all over Iowa, like this amazing first-place entry from longtime DMWWA member Tom Whalley.

Find the Woodworking, Carving and Turning divisions at the north end of the second floor along with live demonstrations by the Des Moines Woodturners, and Fine Arts at the south end of the Third floor. It’s worth the hike up the hill!

Event Date August 14, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date August 14, 2019, 9:00 pm
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Heading to the Iowa State Fair? Be sure to visit the Patty & Jim Cownie Cultural Center, where you can see great fine arts and woodwork entries from all over Iowa, like this amazing first-place entry from longtime DMWWA member Tom Whalley.

Find the Woodworking, Carving and Turning divisions at the north end of the second floor along with live demonstrations by the Des Moines Woodturners, and Fine Arts at the south end of the Third floor. It’s worth the hike up the hill!

Event Date August 15, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date August 15, 2019, 9:00 pm
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Heading to the Iowa State Fair? Be sure to visit the Patty & Jim Cownie Cultural Center, where you can see great fine arts and woodwork entries from all over Iowa, like this amazing first-place entry from longtime DMWWA member Tom Whalley.

Find the Woodworking, Carving and Turning divisions at the north end of the second floor along with live demonstrations by the Des Moines Woodturners, and Fine Arts at the south end of the Third floor. It’s worth the hike up the hill!

Event Date August 16, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date August 16, 2019, 9:00 pm
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Heading to the Iowa State Fair? Be sure to visit the Patty & Jim Cownie Cultural Center, where you can see great fine arts and woodwork entries from all over Iowa, like this amazing first-place entry from longtime DMWWA member Tom Whalley.

Find the Woodworking, Carving and Turning divisions at the north end of the second floor along with live demonstrations by the Des Moines Woodturners, and Fine Arts at the south end of the Third floor. It’s worth the hike up the hill!

Event Date August 17, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date August 17, 2019, 9:00 pm
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Heading to the Iowa State Fair? Be sure to visit the Patty & Jim Cownie Cultural Center, where you can see great fine arts and woodwork entries from all over Iowa, like this amazing first-place entry from longtime DMWWA member Tom Whalley.

Find the Woodworking, Carving and Turning divisions at the north end of the second floor along with live demonstrations by the Des Moines Woodturners, and Fine Arts at the south end of the Third floor. It’s worth the hike up the hill!

Event Date August 18, 2019, 9:00 am
Event End Date August 18, 2019, 9:00 pm
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Woodsmith is excited to announce its first, annual 2-day Fall Workshop coming to Des Moines, Iowa, September 30th – October 1st.

From the Woodsmith Workshop website:

Held at Living History Farms, an interactive outdoor history museum that educates, entertains, and connects people of all ages to Midwestern rural life experiences. Our workshop is an opportunity for makers, woodworkers, and DIYers of all levels to meet like-minded individuals, learn, and get inspired to create.

The event will consist of many informational sessions held by woodworking experts including Anne Briggs with Anne of all Trades, Matt Cremona, James Hamilton with Stumpy Nubs, George Vondriska with Woodworkers Guild of America, the cast of the Woodsmith Shop TV Show and the editors of Woodsmith magazine.

Cost is $450 per person, with a group discount available for 20 or more people who sign up together. 

Event Date September 30, 2019, 8:00 am
Event End Date September 30, 2019, 7:00 pm
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Woodsmith is excited to announce its first, annual 2-day Fall Workshop coming to Des Moines, Iowa, September 30th – October 1st.

From the Woodsmith Workshop website:

Held at Living History Farms, an interactive outdoor history museum that educates, entertains, and connects people of all ages to Midwestern rural life experiences. Our workshop is an opportunity for makers, woodworkers, and DIYers of all levels to meet like-minded individuals, learn, and get inspired to create.

The event will consist of many informational sessions held by woodworking experts including Anne Briggs with Anne of all Trades, Matt Cremona, James Hamilton with Stumpy Nubs, George Vondriska with Woodworkers Guild of America, the cast of the Woodsmith Shop TV Show and the editors of Woodsmith magazine.

Cost is $450 per person, with a group discount available for 20 or more people who sign up together. 

Event Date October 1, 2019, 8:00 am
Event End Date October 1, 2019, 4:30 pm
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