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

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Monday, March 6, 2017


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 leader in legal insurance and the presenting volunteer sponsor, invite individuals to roll up their sleeves and #gowhereittakesyou as they recruit volunteers to fill 1,200 time slots for this year’s Festival in Des Moines’ Western Gateway Park June 23-25.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet Festival participants from across the nation and the countries Argentina and Canada while also meeting other volunteers in the community during the three-day Festival. Each volunteer will receive a 20th celebration commemorative t-shirt along with snacks and beverages from the Volunteer Headquarters. Thanks to VolunteerLocal, who has hosted the Festival’s volunteer registration system since its inception, signing up to volunteer is easy and fast at http://desmoinesartsfestival.org/volunteer/.

“Our volunteers are a crucial part of what makes the Des Moines Art Festival a success each year,” said Morgan Dowdell, Festival Volunteer Coordinator. “The Festival was awarded Best Volunteer Program by the International Festival & Events Association, and we are excited to once again offer a variety of ways to get involved.” 

With more than 1,200 volunteer shifts available, the Festival’s Event Management Team (http://desmoinesartsfestival.org/about-us/our-people/), a group of 41 professional men and women who manage every area of the Festival, offer a variety of areas for volunteer opportunities from artist relations and the Environmental Impact Team, to hospitality suites and event setup and teardown.

Questions about volunteering or want to sign up a group or organization? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Morgan Dowdell, at mdowdall@desmoinesartsfestival.org. If you have a desire to be more involved with the Festival as a volunteer manager, please consider being part of the Event Management Team here (http://desmoinesartsfestival.org/volunteer/join-the-event-management-team/). 

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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