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

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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 community members, business leaders and art lovers are uniting as ambassadors to Iowa’s arts and culture scene with a clear goal in mind: to keep the Des Moines Arts Festival® the “Best Festival in the World” for the fifth year. In addition to theirs, your contributions to the Patron Program directly support the upcoming Festival June 23-25 in downtown Des Moines’ Western Gateway Park while allowing you to take advantage of exclusive membership perks.

“The Patron Program ensures that our internationally recognized festival remains free for all to attend and continues to enrich the quality of life in central Iowa. The young professional donation level offers exclusive benefits as a way for us to say ‘Thank You’,” said Stephen King, Executive Director of the Des Moines Arts Festival.

As a Young Professional Patron, you receive the following benefits with your tax-deductible contribution of $75:

  • Access for one (1) to the Silent Rivers VIP Club on-site at the Festival that provides views of the Hy-Vee Main Stage.
  • Two complimentary beverages per day of the festival available at the VIP Club private bar, with discounted pricing thereafter.
  • Complimentary snacks and food.
  • Access for one (1) to the Patron Reception on Friday of the Festival.
  • Access for one (1) to the Express Lane service at all food and beverage locations.
  • Access the Patron-only air-conditioned restrooms.
  • BOGO drink coupon.
  • One 2017 Des Moines Arts Festival Commemorative poster.
  • 10% discount on Festival Merchandise from the on-site Arts Festival Shop.
  • E-newsletter and special offers.
  • Invitation to YPArt Cocktail Reception on Friday night of the Festival.

The YPArt Cocktail Reception, is a time for the Young Professionals in Des Moines to network, enjoy wine and beer, and engage with our 2017 featured artist, Chris Vance. He will be signing his work, “The Dream,” which is featured on our 2017 Commemorative Poster. Young Professionals are invited to stop by Marc Stephens Salon Friday, June 23rd from 6:00-7:30pm.

Please visit the Festival website at http://desmoinesartsfestival.org/patron/ for more information and payment options.

Becoming a patron is the best way to become an integral part Iowa’s arts and culture. Your contribution will help ensure that this celebrated community festival remains free to attend and continues to enrich the quality of life in central Iowa.


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 workshops and 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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