Des Moines Arts Festival
Western Gateway Park June 23 - 25, 2017 Friday & Saturday 11AM - 10PM I Sunday 11AM - 5PM

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Des Moines Arts Festival® Wins Gold Grand Pinnacle Award

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Des Moines Arts Festival® Wins Gold Grand Pinnacle Award from the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) for the third consecutive year Des Moines, Iowa... Read more

2016 Award Winners

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Media Contact: Liz Adelman (515) 802-0603 ladelman@desmoinesartsfestival.org MEDIA ADVISORY: Des Moines Arts Festival® Announces 2016 Award Winners Des Moines, IA – June... Read more

Laser and LED light show to kick off 2016 Des Moines Arts Festival®

Friday, June 17, 2016
Contact: Liz Adelman (515) 802 0603 ladelman@desmoinesartsfestival.org                                                                                         News Release Laser and LED... Read more

2016 Des Moines Arts Festival Media Kit

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Des Moines Arts Festival® General Information Dates:          Friday June 24th – Sunday June 26th Times:         Friday, June 2411 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday, June 25   11 a.m. – 10 p.m.... Read more

Des Moines Arts Festival® allows guests to “go where it takes you…®”

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Contact: Liz Adelman (515) 802 0603 ladelman@desmoinesartsfestival.org News Release Des Moines Arts Festival® allows guests to “go where it takes you…®” Des Moines, IA–June 8, 2016 –Following the Des Moines... Read more

Interrobang Film Festival Promises a High Quality Film Experience

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Contact: Liz Adelman (515) 802 0603 ladelman@desmoinesartsfestival.org News Release Interrobang Film Festival Promises a High Quality Film Experience Des Moines, IA–... Read more

Brice McCasland Announced as Featured Artist for 2016 Des Moines Arts Festival®

Friday, May 27, 2016
Contact: Liz Adelman (515) 802 0603 ladelman@desmoinesartsfestival.org                                                                                         News Release  Brice McCasland Announced as Featured Artist for 2016 Des... Read more

David Hurd Innovator of the Year Award Announced

Friday, May 27, 2016
Contact: Liz Adelman (515) 802 0603 ladelman@desmoinesartsfestival.org                                                                                         News Release David Hurd Innovator of... Read more

​​​Des Moines Arts Festival® Recruiting Volunteers, Focusing on Sustainability

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Contact: Liz Adelman (515) 802 0603 ladelman@desmoinesartsfestival.org News Release Des Moines Arts Festival® Recruiting Volunteers, Focusing on Sustainability Des Moines, IA– May 18, 2016 –... Read more

Diverse talent scheduled for all new Acoustic Stage at 2016 Des Moines Arts Festival®

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Contact: Liz Adelman (515) 802-0603 ladelman@desmoinesartsfestival.org                                                                                        News Release  Diverse talent scheduled... Read more

Gin Blossoms, Grand Funk Railroad headline Hy-Vee Main Stage for 2016 Des Moines Arts Festival®

Monday, April 25, 2016
Contact: Liz Adelman (515) 802 0603 ladelman@desmoinesartsfestival.org                                                                                         News Release Gin Blossoms, Grand Funk Railroad headline... Read more

Patron Program 2016 Des Moines Arts Festival

Thursday, April 21, 2016
  Patron Program provides exclusive benefits for support of the 2016 Des Moines Arts Festival® Des Moines, IA – April 21, 2016 – Guests of the 2016 Des Moines Arts Festival® can... Read more

Prairie Meadows Community Outreach Program Helps Non-Profits Play Key Role in Des Moines Arts Festiv

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Contact: Liz Adelman (515) 802 0603 ladelman@desmoinesartsfestival.org News Release   Prairie Meadows Community Outreach Program Helps Non-Profits Play Key Role in Des... Read more

2016 Des Moines Arts Festival® Invited Artists Announced at REVEAL

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Contact: Liz Adelman (515) 802 0603 ladelman@desmoinesartsfestival.org                                                                                                             News... Read more

Des Moines Arts Festival® Jury Process Begins Wednesday, Jan. 6

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Contact: Liz Adelman (515) 802 0603 ladelman@desmoinesartsfestival.org                                                                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Des Moines Arts... Read more

Stephen King elected Chair of the International Festivals and Events Association World Board

Monday, December 14, 2015
Contact: Liz Adelman (515) 802 0603 ladelman@desmoinesartsfestival.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/14/15 Executive Director of Des Moines Arts Festival® Stephen King elected Chair of... Read more

Executive Director of Des Moines Arts Festival® Stephen King elected to BRAVO Board

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Contact: Liz Adelman (515) 802 0603 ladelman@desmoinesartsfestival.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/22/15 Executive Director of Des Moines Arts Festival® Stephen King elected to BRAVO Greater... Read more