Art that’s good for you

April 15, 2011 —

Art can be fun, beautiful, shocking, educational and enlightening. According to the Society for the Arts in Health Care, art is also good for our health – so inject some into your world by catching the art sale at Drake University today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Pomerantz Stage in Olmsted Center, 29th Street and University Avenue.

Another way this art is good for you: It’s affordable! Produced by Drake student artists, these works – which include drawings, paintings, prints and more – range in price from $5 to $40. The sale is sponsored by the Visual Arts Association of Drake; organizers ask that you plan to pay for purchased items with cash.

Original art at affordable prices = good for you!


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.

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