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Happy National Anti-Boredom Month!

I know the 4th gets a lot of the action when it comes to July, but we also celebrate another occasion -- and this one is for the whole month -- National Anti-Boredom Month! So in honor of the holiday, here are a few of our favorite things to do in Des Moines to keep the boredom at bay.   The Des Moines Art Center is an absolute gem in the city, get there soon if you haven't been lately!  If you prefer the outdoors, get your ass to some grass! Or just take a little stroll through the East Village. *And make sure to selfie it up while you're there 🙋‍♀️ If you're more of the indoors type, we highly...

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Creative Chaos Meets Art Week

NUMBER 3!  I can't believe we've already had 2 Creative Chaoses before our latest installment at Curate that helped kick off Art Week DSM 2019. If you haven't been to one yet, make sure to hit the next one and be ready for local designers and curators all waiting to help update your wardrobe + tunes from DJ Rock Paper Scissors, co-creator of the event along with Kristin Gredys Ihm. Here are a few of our fave photos from the last CC:

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ART WEEK '19...is here!

It's official, Art Week Des Moines 2019 is in full swing 🎨🎉 ASOME kicked off the festivities with the latest installments of Creative Chaos & Limited Space over the weekend (thank you to everyone who came out!) and can't wait to keep all the art-ing going this week. Des Moines is filled with some incredible talent, like our own ASOME love, Tatiana, and another favorite of ours is Gustav -- headed by Ben Schuh and Scott Kaven. After a collab with them last year for dsm Magazine, we decided we had not had enough, and did an impromptu shoot at their installation at Mainframe Studios. Their work is 🔥🔥, here are a few of our faves shots from the shoot, and happy...

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@Yelp

Yelp's Galaxy Geekout Event is this week, so this Extra Report is a recap of some of our favorite Yelp events💫💫💫 Each year Yelp hosts an over the top event, and you know we love it. Last year was A Night At The Factory, Warhol-ed out, and ASOME got to... Judge some amazing costumes: Take all the photobooth pics: And Patrick got so many donations for the food bank!!! Next up is Will The Good! We partnered with Yelp and Goodwill of Des Moines to throw a party for a cause at the AC Hotel in downtown Des Moines:    And last but not least, Slay The Vote. Same drill as ^ except this time we had our local youth group registering...

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Creative Chaos

Does your life feel chaotic sometimes? Hi, same 🙋! ! ! That’s why May’s Extra Report theme is all about calming the chaos. It’s National Physical Fitness & Sports Month, Mental Health Month and for us ladies, we have National Women’s Health Week in there, too -- so it seems like the perfect time to hit a little reset if we haven’t been living our best/calmest lives. BUT, not all chaos is bad, and that's why we’re kicking this month off with a chaos-themed event: Round 1 of Creative Chaos was awesome, so we’re very excited to pop up at this pop-up event again. Connect + shop with local fashion designers and curators, along with some other really amazing art and...

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