Des Moines Arts Festival – Des Moines, Iowa
- The Des Moines Arts Festival, Iowa’s premier celebration of the arts, is held in Downtown Des Moines’ Western Gateway Park. . Each year, Iowa’s only free, three-day celebration of the arts, decorates downtown with exceptional artwork, entertainment and children’s activities.
Each year, during the last weekend in June, the Des Moines Arts Festival invites people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to visit downtown Des Moines to embrace the arts.
The Des Moines Arts Festival is a juried show. Each artist submits six slides of their work to be judged by a hired panel of distinguished experts from around the country. The Festival features the complete spectrum of artists. In addition to the Emerging Iowa Artists Program, the Des Moines Art Center’s "Nurturing a Student’s Vision," sponsored by Hubbell Homes, features artwork from more than 200 Central Iowa children from kindergarten through high school. These programs coupled with the artwork of our professional Festival artists gives the public the opportunity to see the progression of artists of all ages.
Office Location: Des Moines Arts Festival 700 Locust St, Ste. 100
Des Moines, IA 50309
Executive Director Phone: (515) 286-4927