Metro Arts EXPO 2011 – Des Moines, Iowa

The 23rd annual Metro Arts EXPO will be Nov. 3rd through the 5th at Capital Square downtown. This year’s juried event is more exciting than ever, featuring 100 local, regional and national artists showing and selling their works, plus kids’ hands-on art projects, musical entertainment, artist demonstrations.

The Metro Arts Expo is free to the public and will still offer everything one comes to expect from this event: a jury-selected array of art created by 100 professional artists from across the United States, live music, demonstrations and a upbeat holiday shopping atmosphere.
Attendees can browse and buy paintings, drawings, ceramics, prints, photographs, mixed-media works, fiber, glass, jewelry, sculpture and furniture.

The EXPO draws some 5,000+ people a year and serves as Metro Arts Alliance’s major fundraising event. All proceeds go to support Metro Arts Alliances’ community and educational outreach programs.

2011 EXPO Schedule is the following:

Thursday, November 3rd, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Opening Preview Party (Tickets available for purchase) Friday, November 4th, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Free Show Saturday, November 5th, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Free Show

For questions email or call 280-3222

In addition to the juried show, the EXPO will include:

Children’s hands-on workshop: Kids of all ages can participate in different types of hands-on arts projects with this year’s theme. In the past kids have created necklaces and bracelets with paperclips, buttons, seashells, flowers, ribbons and other recycled objects; paintings using iridescent paint, marbles and sand; and greeting cards using recycled items.

Live music: On Friday and Saturday

For more information about Metro Arts programs, call 515-280-3222 or email

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