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

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Monday, March 6, 2017


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 Festival® and Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino are proud to invite non-profit organizations to apply for participation in the award-winningPrairie Meadows Community Outreach Program. This program was named winner of the Best Community Outreach Program award by the International Festivals & Events Association and offers non-profit organizations the opportunity to participate at the three-day Festival to share their mission, work and projects with thousands of guests free of charge.

“This program provides the opportunity for local non-profits to engage with thousands of people at the 2017 Festival for free,” said Stephen King, Festival Executive Director. “These organizations are an integral part of our community and the Festival is pleased to offer this opportunity.” 

There is no fee required to participate in the program, thanks to the support of Prairie Meadows. In exchange for free promotional space, each selected organization offers an interactive arts-related activity for guests to enjoy in the Creative Zone. Up to 22 local organizations may be featured during the program June 23-25, 2017.

Interested non-profits should look for the application and more information at http://desmoinesartsfestival.org/the-arts/community-outreach-program/. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 21. Questions can be directed to Mary Piechowski at 515-286-4952 or at mpiechowski@desmoinesartsfestival.org

About the Des Moines Arts Festival®

The Gold Grand Pinnacle Award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival® is a free annual three-day arts and culture festival the last weekend in June surrounding the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park and is presented by The Des Moines Register. The Festival would also not be possible without the support of Bravo Greater Des Moines, Principal, MidAmerican Energy, and Prairie Meadows. DMAF invites you to “go where it takes you…” by engaging with 180 invited professional visual artists, emerging Iowa artists, the cutting-edge Interrobang Film Festival, live music, performing arts, interactive arts activities, award-winning community outreach programs, live artist demonstrations, artisan food, and beverages for every taste.  

For more information please visit us online at www.desmoinesartsfestival.org or socialize with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DesMoinesArtsFestival, twitter at @DMArtsFestival and Instagram at desmoinesartsfestival.  #GoWhereItTakesYou  #DMAF #DMAF20 

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