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

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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