Nurturing a Students Vision

WINNER - Best Educational Program
~ International Festivals & Events Association

Hubbell Homes, Des Moines Art Center and Des Moines Arts Festival® are proud to host Des Moines Art Center's Nurturing a Student’s Vision Student Art Exhibition (NSV). NSV is a program that spotlights the creativity of children K-12 attending schools in central Iowa through a special exhibition on-site at the Festival and the six weeks after at the Des Moines Central Library.

Students’ artistic achievements will be recognized at the Visionary Artist Ceremony at the Festival on June 27 at 11:30 a.m., NSV Reception at the Downtown Des Moines Central Library on Aug. 20 at 6 p.m., and reward them with a Certificate of Appreciation along with a Des Moines Art Center Student Membership. In addition, participating teachers each receive an educator membership to the Art Center and a chance to win one-of-five $100 awards in art supplies.


This year, we would like to welcome the artists from:

Adel DeSoto Minburn High School

Adel DeSoto Minburn Middle School

Adel Elementary

Altoona Elementary

Ames High School

Ankeny Christian Academy

Ashland Ridge Elementary

Aurora Heights Intermediate

Ballard East Elementary

Ballard Middle School

Berg Elementary

Bergman Academy

Bondurant-Farrar High School

Bondurant-Farrar Middle School

Brookview Elementary

Carlisle Middle School

Centennial Elementary

Christ the King Catholic School

Clay Elementary

Clive Elementary

Colfax-Mingo Elementary

Cowles Montessori

Crestview Elementary

Crossroads Park Elementary

Dallas Center Elementary

Dallas Center Grimes High School

Dallas Center Grimes Meadows

Dallas Center Grimes Middle School

Delaware Elementary

Des Moines Christian School

DeSoto Intermediate

Dowling Catholic High School

Eason Elementary

Fairmeadows Elementary

Four Mile Elementary

Fust Homeschool

Greenwood Elementary

Guthrie Center Elementary

Hillis Elementary

Hillside Elementary

Holy Family School

Holy Trinity School

Huffey Homeschool

Indianola Middle School

Iowa Christian Academy

Jefferson Elementary Traditional School

Jordan Creek Elementary

Karen Acres Elementary

Lakewood Elementary

Lawson Elementary

Martensdale-St. Mary’s Elementary

Martensdale-St. Mary’s Junior & Senior High School

Melcher-Dallas High School

Michellville Elementary

Monroe Elementary

Morris Elementary

Newton High School

North Ridge Elementary

Northeast Elementary

Northview Middle School

Northwest Elementary

North Polk Central Elementary

North Polk West Elementary

Panorama High School

Panorama Middle School

Pella Christian Grade School

Pella Middle School

Perkins Academy

Perry Elementary School

Pleasantville Elementary

Prairie City Elementary

Prairie City Monroe Middle School

Prairie City Monroe High School

Rock Creek Elementary

Rolling Green Elementary

Runnells Elementary

Sacred Heart School - Boone

Sacred Heart School - West Des Moines

Samuelson Elementary

Saydel High School

South Prairie Elementary

Southview Middle School

Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Twin Cedars High School

United Community High School

Urbandale High School

Urbandale Middle School

Valley High School

Walnut Hills Elementary

Waukee Middle School

Waukee South Middle School

Webster Elementary

West Central Valley Dexter Elementary

West Central Valley Stuart Elementary

West Des Moines Schools Home Assistance Arts Enrichment

Western Hills Elementary

Westridge Elementary

Willowbrook Elementary

Windsor Elementary

Woodland Hills Elementary

Woodrow Wilson Intermediate

Woodward-Granger Elementary School

Wright Elementary