Nationally recognized art adviser Liz Lidgett announced she is opening her first gallery space in the East Village of downtown Des Moines. Located at 111 E. Grand Ave, Suite 110, Liz Lidgett Gallery and Design currently represents a mix of 15 local and international artists. The roster features emerging and midcareer artists while focusing on introducing new artists to the Iowa and Midwestern markets. The gallery will rotate exhibitions every two months. Each unique show will emphasize education that further connects the viewer to the artist and their work. Additionally, a percentage of profits from each show will be donated to local and national arts organizations, Lidgett said. A grand opening celebration will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Lidgett was recognized as a Business Record Forty Under 40 in 2012.