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Scarce Elementz Crew & The Des Moines Social Club Present: Color Codes 3

July 19, 2018

Iowa’s seminal graffiti writing exhibition returns for its 3rd installment of incredible, free-hand, aerosol artwork from local, regional and nationally recognized graffiti writers, in downtown Des Moines.

Event Times:

Day One

Friday, August 24th — 5pm – 10pm

Day Two

Saturday, August 25th — 12pm – 10pm

Sunday, August 26th — 12pm – 10pm (This is a contingency/makeup day for any unexpected weather occurring on Day One or Two)


Des Moines Social Club (900 Mulberry St, Des Moines, IA, 50309)

Des Moines, IA — Hosted once again by the Des Moines Social Club, and coordinated by the nationally recognized Scarce Elementz Crew, Color Codes 3 will dedicate the daylight hours of August 24th & 25th to graffiti culture, as Iowa’s capitol city celebrates the return of the state’s largest live art exhibition which specifically spotlights the free-hand creation of spray painted murals, without the aid of brushes, straight-edges, or stencils.  Over a two-day period, more than 25 seasoned graffiti writers hailing from Iowa, Chicago, L.A, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver, New Mexico, Minneapolis, etc, will participate in a live aerosol art exhibition, creating large scale murals in downtown Des Moines, all to the backdrop of live, traditional turntable  mixing on  back-to-back Iowa summer evenings, provided by the metro’s finest turntablists.

Beat the standard $16, 2-day admission fee at the gate by purchasing advance tickets online  for only $10 at bit.ly/colorcodes3.  Witness two days of live art creation boasting legendary, journeymen, up-and-coming, and local student graffiti practitioners, including Day Two’s hands-on painting workshop open to the public.

For more information on Color Codes 3, online ticket ordering and artist lineup, please visit http:/desmoinessocialclub.org/events/color-codes-3/