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

Student Art Exhibition



WINNER - Best Educational Program
~ International Festivals & Events Association

Hubbell Homes, Des Moines Art Center and Des Moines Arts Festival® are proud to host the Student Art Exhibition (SAE). The SAE is a program that spotlights the creativity of children K-12 attending schools in central Iowa through special exhibitions of their work at the Festival and Des Moines Central Library.

Students’ artistic achievements are recognized in a special exhibition on-site at the Festival; at the Visionary Artist Ceremony at the Festival on June 24 at 11:30 a.m.; Student Art Exhibition Reception at the Des Moines Central Library on August 30 at 6 p.m.; and reward them with a Medallion and Des Moines Art Center Household Membership. In addition, participating teachers each receive a household membership to the Art Center and a chance to win one-of-five $250 awards in art supplies.

The application deadline has passed for 2017. If you provided our office with a Letter of Intent, you should have received an email with further instructions on March 11. If you did not, or have further questions, please contact Mary Piechowski at mpiechowski@desmoinesartsfestival.org.

Parent/Student Letter
The Parent/Student Letter should be downloaded and emailed or placed with the student in their Friday folder. To download, open the letter by clicking on the link. Then click on the download icon (typically in the upper righthand corner). 

Official Guidelines