June 24 - 26, 2016 Western Gateway Park Friday & Saturday 11AM - 10PM I Sunday 11AM - 5PM

The Arts

Visual, Performing, Interactive, Music, Film

The Des Moines Arts Festival® features the nation’s top professional artists and emerging Iowa artists in a juried exhibition of artwork in a variety of mediums. Providing guests with the unique opportunity to meet artists from around the world and purchase their artwork, the Des Moines Arts Festival has become a signature event for the community.  A gallery of artwork from current and past exhibiting artists is available by clicking on the Artist Gallery. For information about how to exhibit, How to Apply.

Performing Arts at the Des Moines Arts Festival showcases dance, musical theatre, acrobatic, live music, and more! Nestled in the Creative Family Zone, the Festival strives tooffer a variety of great acts to entertain the entire family!

Throughout the Festival, guests of all ages have the opportunity to get creative and engaged with art, music, dance, and more! These activities can be found at sponsor booths and the Creative Family Zone.

Live music is presented on three different stages throughout the Festival. From jazz to rock to gospel, the Festival has something for everyone. Enjoy national headliners on the Hy-Vee Main Stage and regional jazz favorites in the comfortable Jazz & Wine Pavilion.

The Interrobang Film Festival combines a traditional film production festival with a public screening. Accepted films are screened at various times throughout the three days of the Festival in the South wing of the Downtown Library.