Interactive Arts


Interactive arts activities are one of the four main pillars of the arts featured each year at the Des Moines Arts Festival®. Throughout the Festival, guests of all ages have the opportunity to get creative and hands-on with art, music, dance and more! These activities can be found throughout the Festival at sponsor booths, the Creative Kid’s Zone and even electronically though texts.

Interactive Art Experience

IN 2014, we invited guests to help re-create Sunday on the Island of LaGrande Jatte in grand scale by transfomring the painting into a giant billboard-sized 20'x30' painting!



George Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, 1884, Oil on Canvas, 27 3/4x41 in.,
Bequest of Sam A. Lewisohn, 1951 (51.112.6), The Art Institute of Chicago



Pinot's Palette

Pinot's offers a relaxed, fun environment to get expert guidence from local artists. This year, Pinot's is bringing their classes to the Des Moines Arts Festival! Join us for a self guided painting class, where Pinot's will help you create a masterpiece. Choose from a selection of popular paintings like Japanese Moon Garden and Moonlight Blossoms just to name a few. Adults can enjoy this class for only $15, children for $10. Come on in anytime; classes are available throughout the weekend.



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