When I moved to Iowa I had no idea the amount of art and culture I would be exposed to. People also assume Iowa is flat. There is more happening here in Iowa than I ever anticipated, and I am so grateful to call this state my home now. Every town I have visited offers art in some way, shape or form; even the smallest of towns. This past week I got to spend a few days in Des Moines and I was able to explore the downtown area. What a beautiful and artful place, where beauty is everywhere you look. From the architecture to the parks, Des Moines is a city rich in history and art. I found myself exploring the Pappajohn Sculpture Park first, and it was a place where everyone takes time to sit and read, or pop in the head phones for a five minute day dream.