June 28 - 30, 2019 Western Gateway Park Friday & Saturday 11AM - 10PM
Sunday 11AM - 5PM

Student Art Exhibition

Best Community Outreach Program

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 23 at 11:30 a.m.; Student Art Exhibition Reception at the Des Moines Central Library on August 29 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.

2018 Student Art Exhibition Official Guidelines

Particpiating Schools

Adel Elementary School
Altoona Elementary
Amanda Fust
Ames Middle School
Anderson Elementary, Bondurant-Farrar
Ankeny Centennial High School
Ankeny Christian Academy Elementary
Ankeny Christian Academy Secondary
Ashland Ridge Elementary
Ballard High School
Ballard Middle School
Berg Middle School
Bondurant-Farrar High School
Bondurant-Farrar Middle School
Boone Elementary School
Brookview Elementary
Carlisle Elementary
Christ The King Catholic School
Clive Learning Academy
Cornell Elementary School
Cowles Montessori

Crossroads Park Elementary
Dallas Center Elementary
De Soto Intermediate School
Des Moines Christian School
Dowling Catholic High School
Eason Elementary, Waukee
Edwards Elementary
Emerson Elementary School
Four Mile Elementary
Franklin Elementary School
Gilbert High School
Grand View Christian School
Grant Ragan Elementary
Harding Middle School
Hartford Upper Elementary
Heritage Elementary
Hillside Elementary
Holy Trinity Catholic School
Indianola High School
Indianola Middle School
Interstate 35 Elementary
Iowa Christian Academy
Irving Elementary School
Jensen Elementary School
Jordan Creek Elementary
Karen Acres Elementary
Lakewood Elementary School
Lawson Elementary
Melcher-Dallas Community School
Morris Elementary School
Moulton Elementary
Nevada Middle School
Newton Christian School
Newton High School
North Polk Central Elementary
North Polk West Elementary
North Ridge Elementary School
Northview Middle School
Norwalk High School
Norwalk Middle School
Oviatt Elementary
Parkview Middle School
Pella Christian Grade School
Perkins Academy
Perry Middle School
Prairie City Elementary
Prairie City Monroe Middle School

Prairieview School
Prairie Ridge Middle School
Rock Creek Elementary
Rolling Green Elementary School
Sacred Heart School
Saint Theresa Catholic School
Saydel High School
Scavo High School
South Prairie Elementary
St. Augustin Catholic School
St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School
Sully Christian School
Thomas Jefferson Elementary
Twin Cedars Community School
United Community School
Urbandale Middle School
Valerius Elementary School
Walnut Hills Elementary
Waukee Middle School
Waukee South Middle School
Waukee Timberline School
WDMCS Homeschool Arts Enrichment
Western Hills Elementary School
Westridge Elementary
Whitter Elementary
Willowbrook Elementary
Woodrow Wilson Elementary
Wright Elementary

For Teachers:

Teachers, please send the 2018 SAE Parent Letter home with each participating student by downloading and printing the document. Be sure to send home a namecard for each student, and remind them to bring it to the Visionary Artist Ceremony on Saturday, June 23rd at 11:30 a.m.


Applications for the 2018 Student Art Exhibition are now closed. If you have questions about the program, please contact Dani Schmaltz at dschmaltz@desmoinesartsfestival.org.