WE REMAIN OPEN. COME ON DOWN! IF IT BEGINS RAINING AGAIN, TAKE IN THE INTERROBANG FILM FESTIVAL INSIDE THE DOWNTOWN LIBRARY.
June 22 - 24, 2018 Western Gateway Park Friday & Saturday 11AM - 10PM
Sunday 11AM - 5PM
Artist Gallery
VIP Experience
Live Music
Merchandise
Interactive Activities

Welcome!

Those who have experienced the Des Moines Arts Festival® would not be surprised to know that this annual event has become a remarkable international phenomenon. The Festival has evolved since its first edition in 1958, when the "All Iowa Art Fair" was hosted on the grounds of the Des Moines Art Center.

While the event name and venues have changed through the years, the Festival mission remains unwavering - to educate, inspire and engage audiences toward a heightened appreciation of the arts.

Pride does indeed run deep in our city. The Festival has been honored with the coveted International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) Grand Pinnacle Award for nine consecutive years. Bravo Greater Des Moines presented the organization with the Encore Award in 2012 and the Des Moines Business Record has named the Festival the Best Cultural Attraction for ten consecutive years.