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

Community Outreach Program

WINNER - Best Community Outreach Program
~ International Festivals & Events Association

The mission of the Des Moines Arts Festival® is to add vibrancy to Central Iowa by creating opportunities for people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds to celebrate the arts. By continuing to expand the interactive programming, and encouraging all on-site organizations to offer even more creative and interactive arts activities, the Festival fulfills this mission.

The Prairie Meadows Community Outreach Program offers non-profit organizations the opportunity to exhibit on-site at the Festival and to share their mission to thousands of guests free of charge. In exchange for their free promotional space, each organization offers an interactive arts activity for guests of the Festival.

Applications for the 2016 Prairie Meadows Community Outreach Program are now closed. Please check back next year!

Thanks to everyone who applied to be part of this year's program. Watch this space for the announcement of who among the applicants will be invited to be part of this year's Festival!

Click here to download the 2016 Community Outreach rules.