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Silent Rivers enhances Des Moines Arts Festival® VIP experience with Creative Cafe

Monday, June 18, 2018
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Silent Rivers enhances Des Moines Arts Festival® VIP experience with Creative CafeThe architecture firm ups the ante for their sixth year as sponsor Des Moines, IA – June 18, 2018 – With the Des Moines Arts... Read more

Media Advisory: 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival®

Monday, June 18, 2018
Media Advisory: 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival®#DMAF2018 is just one week away The eleven-time Grand Pinnacle Award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival presented by Nationwide will be held June 22-24, 2018. This free annual three-day event invites you to... Read more

Interrobang Film Festival Takes the spotlight with 55 Films from 30 Countries

Friday, June 15, 2018
 Interrobang Film Festival Takes the spotlight with 55 Films from 30 Countries June 15, 2018 – Movie enthusiasts of all ages are descending on Des Moines this week for the Interrobang... Read more

Des Moines Arts Festival® draws diverse talent from 37 states plus Canada

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Des Moines Arts Festival® draws diverse talent from 37 states plus CanadaEmerging Iowa Artist Program also highlights Iowa talent DES MOINES, IA  June... Read more

Des Moines Arts Festival Announces the 28 Non-Profits Chosen for the 2018 Community Outreach Program

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Des Moines Arts Festival Announces the 28 Non-Profits Chosen for the 2018 Community Outreach ProgramArts-Related Activities Offer Free Family Fun in the Festival’s Creative... Read more

The Des Moines Arts Festival® Sustainability Efforts Aim for Zero Waste

Monday, June 11, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The Des Moines Arts Festival® Sustainability Efforts Aim for Zero Waste DES MOINES, IA  June 11, 2018 – The Des Moines Arts Festival® has worked... Read more

Laser Spectacular Show to Light up the Night Sky at Des Moines Arts Festival

Thursday, June 7, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Laser Spectacular Show to Light up the Night Sky at Des Moines Arts Festival  DES MOINES, IA  June 7, 2018 – The Laser Spectacular show presented by Athene will amaze the crowd at the Des Moines Arts Festival® with a stunning convergence of light and sound. The special feature will begin immediately following the Sir Sly and... Read more

Chicago artist Nick Goettling announced as 2018 Art Bus Feature Artist

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
MEDIA ADVISORY For Thursday, June 6, 2018  Chicago artist Nick Goettling announced as 2018 Art Bus Feature ArtistDes Moines Arts Festival®, DART and Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation invite you to attend the official... Read more

Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, Federal Home Loan Bank, and Des Moines Arts Festival Partne

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity, Federal Home Loan Bank, and Des Moines Arts Festival Partner for 2018 Blitz BuildHome Completed During Event June 22-24 Goes to... Read more

Interrobang Film Festival Announces 55 Films from 30 Countries to be Screened at Des Moines Arts Fes

Thursday, May 31, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Interrobang Film Festival Announces 55 Films from 30 Countries to be Screened at Des Moines Arts Festival® DES MOINES, IA  May 31, 2018 – The Interrobang Film Festival (IFF)... Read more

Spin Doctors, Sir Sly, Jeffrey Foucault, and Joe Pug Headline the 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival®

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Spin Doctors, Sir Sly, Jeffrey Foucault, and Joe Pug Headline the 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival® Des Moines, IA  May 30, 2018 — Live music and entertainment return to the Hy-Vee Main Stage at Des Moines Arts Festival®June... Read more

G. David Hurd Innovator in the Arts Award Recipient Announced

Friday, May 25, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE G. David Hurd Innovator in the Arts Award Recipient Announced Des Moines, IA May 25, 2018 – The Des Moines Arts Festival® proudly presented the third annual G. David... Read more

Chris Dahlquist Announced as 2018 Commemorative Poster Artist for Des Moines Arts Festival®

Friday, May 25, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Chris Dahlquist Announced as 2018 Commemorative Poster Artist for Des Moines Arts Festival® DES MOINES, IA  May 25, 2018 – The Des Moines Arts Festival® is honored to... Read more

Des Moines Arts Festival Announces the 28 Non-Profits Chosen for the 2018 Community Outreach Program

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Des Moines Arts Festival Announces the 28 Non-Profits Chosen for the 2018 Community Outreach ProgramArts-Related Activities Offer Free Family Fun in the Festival’s... Read more

Polk County Board of Supervisors Announced as Sponsor of the 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival® Volunte

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Polk County Board of Supervisors Announced as Sponsor of the 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival® Volunteer Program DES MOINES, IA  May 22, 2018 – Des Moines Arts Festival® is pleased to... Read more

Become a Patron of the Eleven-time Grand Pinnacle Award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Become a Patron of the Eleven-time Grand Pinnacle Award-winning Des Moines Arts FestivalEnjoy exclusive perks while supporting the arts community DES MOINES, IA  May 15, 2018 –... Read more

AARP Joins the Interrobang Film Festival as Presenting Sponsor

Friday, May 11, 2018
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  AARP Joins the Interrobang Film Festival as Presenting SponsorARP’s Movies for Grown-ups to allow “Real Possibilities” for Festival Growth DES MOINES, IA  May 10, 2018 – Des Moines Arts... Read more

Nationwide Announced as Presenting Sponsor of Award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival®

Thursday, May 3, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nationwide Announced as Presenting Sponsor of Award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival® DES MOINES, IA  May 3, 2018 – Des Moines Arts Festival® is pleased to announce Nationwide as... Read more

Applications Open through April 20 for Local Non-profits to Participate in the Prairie Meadows Commu

Monday, April 9, 2018
Media Contact: Belle Du Chene(646) 712-2196 bduchene@desmoinesartsfestival.org              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Applications Open through April 20 for Local Non-profits to Participate in the Prairie... Read more

Des Moines Arts Festival® Recruiting Volunteers for the 2018 Festival

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Media Contact: Belle Du Chene 646-712-2196bduchene@desmoinesartsfestival.org  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Des Moines Arts Festival® Recruiting Volunteers for the 2018 FestivalMatt Fisher announced as Volunteer... Read more

Des Moines Arts Festival® Welcomes New Production and Program Manager

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Contact: Belle Du Chene(646) 712-2196 bduchene@desmoinesartsfestival.org                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Des Moines Arts Festival® Welcomes New Production and Program Manager DES MOINES,... Read more

Des Moines Arts Festival® Announces the 180 Artists Selected for the 2018 Festival at REVEAL Event

Friday, February 23, 2018
Contact: Belle Du Chene (646) 712-2196  bduchene@desmoinesartsfestival.org                                                                                                             FOR... Read more

2018 Des Moines Arts Festival® Underway with Jury Process

Friday, February 2, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival® Underway with Jury Process The three-day, rigorous process in full swing DES MOINES, IA  February 2, 2018 – Planning for the award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival® is heating up with... Read more

Des Moines Arts Festival® Announces Artist Applications for 2018 Event Now Open

Monday, October 9, 2017
Media Contact: Belle Du Chene 515.369.3545 Ext 170 belle@visionary.com  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Des Moines Arts Festival® Announces Artist Applications for 2018 Event Now OpenArtists who... Read more

Des Moines Arts Festival® takes home 28 awards from the International Festivals & Ev

Friday, September 15, 2017
Media Contact: Belle Du Chene 515.369.3545 Ext 170 belle@visionary.com   Festival News   Des Moines Arts Festival® takes home 28 awards from the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) The city of Des Moines also... Read more

Interrobang Film Festival stretches its legs as an independent event in Des Moines  

Friday, September 8, 2017
Media Contact: Belle Du Chenebelle@visionary.com News Release Interrobang Film Festival stretches its legs as an independent event in Des Moines   Des Moines, IA  Sept 8, 2017 — The Interrobang Film Festival (IFF) has been a beloved part of the Des Moines Arts Festival for 10 years and is now branching off to act as an independent event in Des... Read more

Interrobang Film Festival to debut Interrobang Film Challenge

Friday, September 1, 2017
News Release Interrobang Film Festival to debut Interrobang Film Challenge Registration open today for the 72-hour filmmaking competition Des Moines, IA  Sept 1, 2017 — The Interrobang Film... Read more

Des Moines Arts Festival® Announces 2017 Award Winners

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Des Moines Arts Festival® Announces 2017 Award Winners Des Moines, IA – June 25, 2017 – The on-site jury of the 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