June 23 - 25, 2017 Western Gateway Park Friday & Saturday 11AM - 10PM I Sunday 11AM - 5PM
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20 Years!

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Friday’s highlights of the 2017 Des Moines Arts Festival®

Friday, June 23, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Media Advisory: Friday’s highlights of the 2017 Des Moines Arts Festival® The “Best Festival in the World” starts today! What: 2017 Des Moines Arts... Read more

BREAKING Festival News: Des Moines Arts Festival® celebrates 20th year with 2 new surprise features

Thursday, June 22, 2017
BREAKING Festival News: Des Moines Arts Festival® celebrates 20th year with two new surprise features A free showing of eVenti Verticali’s “WANTED” Thursday night and a social media giveaway... Read more

The “Best Festival in the World” just days away

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2017 Des Moines Arts Festival®: The “Best Festival in the World” just days away What: 2017 Des Moines Arts Festival® When: Friday, June 23, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.        ... Read more

Official 2017 Des Moines Arts Festival® Media Kit

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Des Moines Arts Festival® General Information Dates: Friday June 23th – Sunday June 25th Times: Friday, June 23   11 a.m. – 10 p.m.               Saturday, June 24    11 a.m. – 10 p.m.               Sunday, June 25      11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Western Gateway Park, Downtown Des Moines Admission: FREE What: Juried Art Fair featuring 180 visual artists representing 29 states and the countries of Argentina and Canada who have been selected from a competitive jury process sponsored by Nationwide Insurance Emerging Iowa... Read more

Silent Rivers enhances Des Moines Arts Festival® VIP experience with curated art gallery

Friday, June 16, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Silent Rivers enhances Des Moines Arts Festival® VIP experience with curated art gallery The architecture firm ups the ante for their fifth year as sponsor  Des... Read more

Interrobang Film Festival Announces 48 Films to be Screened at Des Moines Arts Festival®

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Interrobang Film Festival Announces 48 Films to be Screened at Des Moines Arts Festival® More films made it into this year’s juried competition than ever... Read more

Calling all YPs: Keep Des Moines Arts Festival® the “Best Festival in the World” for the Fifth

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Calling all YPs: Keep Des Moines Arts Festival® the “Best Festival in the World” for the Fifth Year by Becoming a Patron Des Moines, IA  June 14, 2017 — Young... Read more

Des Moines Arts Festival® promises banner year for 20th celebration

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Des Moines Arts Festival® promises banner year for 20th celebration Des Moines, IA  June 13, 2017 — The phrase “go where it takes you” holds an entirely new meaning for the 20th celebration of the Des Moines Arts... Read more

Local artist Jordan Weber announced as 2017 Art Bus Feature Artist

Friday, June 9, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Local artist Jordan Weber announced as 2017 Art Bus Feature Artist Des Moines Arts Festival®, DART and Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation invite you to attend the official unveiling What: 2017... Read more

World-Renowned eVenti Verticali’s “WANTED” and Secret Walls to Captivate Audiences at Des Moin

Thursday, June 8, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: World-Renowned eVenti Verticali’s “WANTED” and Secret Walls to Captivate Audiences at Des Moines Arts Festival® The performance art acts will make their Iowa debut June 23 and 24     Des... Read more

Des Moines Arts Festival says, "Go Green or Go Home"

Friday, June 2, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Des Moines Arts Festival says, “Go Green or Go Home” Festival’s sustainability efforts taken to a whole new level Des Moines, IA – June... Read more

Des Moines Arts Festival Reveals Much Anticipated Highlights for the 20th Celebration

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Des Moines Arts Festival® Reveals Much Anticipated Highlights for the 20th Celebration Featured Artist, Poster, Performing Acts and G. David Hurd Innovator in the Arts Award Recipient... Read more

Chris Vance Announced as 2017 Commemorative Poster Artist for Des Moines Arts Festival

Thursday, May 25, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chris Vance Announced as 2017 Commemorative Poster Artist for Des Moines Arts Festival® “The Dream” to also be painted as a mural downtown Des Moines, IA – May 25,... Read more

G. David Hurd Innovator in the Arts Award Recipient Announced

Thursday, May 25, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: G. David Hurd Innovator in the Arts Award Recipient Announced Des Moines, IA – May 25, 2017 – The Des Moines Arts Festival® proudly presented the second annual G. David... Read more

Saint Motel, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, The Pines and Joe Purdy to headline DMAF 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Saint Motel, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, The Pines and Joe Purdy headline the 2017 Des Moines Arts Festival® Des Moines, IA  May 23, 2017 — Live music and... Read more

Keep Des Moines Arts Festival® the “Best Festival in the World” for the Fifth Year by Becoming

Monday, May 8, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Keep Des Moines Arts Festival® the “Best Festival in the World” for the Fifth Year by Becoming a Patron Des Moines, IA April 27, 2017 — Community members, business leaders and art lovers... Read more

Applications Now Open for Local Non-profits to Participate in the Prairie Meadows Community Outreach

Monday, March 6, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Applications Now Open for Local Non-profits to Participate in the Prairie Meadows Community Outreach Des Moines, IA  March 6, 2017 — The Des Moines Arts... Read more

Des Moines Arts Festival® and ARAG® Recruiting Volunteers for the #DMAF20 Celebration

Monday, March 6, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Des Moines Arts Festival® and ARAG® Recruiting Volunteers for the #DMAF20 Celebration  Des Moines, IA  March 6, 2017 — The Des Moines Arts Festival® and ARAG®, a... Read more

180 Artists Announced at 2017 Des Moines Arts Festival® REVEAL Event

Friday, January 27, 2017
Des Moines, IA  January 27, 2017 — The Des Moines Arts Festival® released the list of the 180 professional visual artists representing 29 states and the countries of Argentina and Canada who have been invited to... Read more

2017 Des Moines Arts Festival Underway with Jury Process

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
DES MOINES, IA  January 3, 2017 – On Wednesday, January 4 planning for the award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival®, presented by The Des Moines Register, hits its stride with the start of the three-day jury... Read more

Applications for the 2017 Festival

Monday, October 3, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Des Moines Arts Festival® Opens Artist Applications for the 2017 Event Des Moines, IA – October 3, 2016, The Des Moines Arts Festival® begins accepting artist... Read more

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