2017 Des Moines Arts Festival June 23-25

Channel 13 invites you to the biggest event of the Summer…

The Des Moines Arts Festival
Celebrating 20 Years!

Friday, June 23         11 AM to 10 PM
Saturday, June 24   11 AM to 10 PM
Sunday, June 25      11 AM to 5 PM

Western Gateway Park, Downtown Des Moines
Surrounding the famed John & Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park

ADMISSION: FREE, thanks to our incredible community of sponsors

Come visit all of us from Channel 13 at the corner of 15th and Grand and get your blue balloon!

Channel 13 Tent at Des Moines Arts Festival

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Here’s what else you’ll find at the four-time Gold Grand Pinnacle Award and Bravo Encore Award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival®:

  • Juried Art Fair presented by Nationwide featuring 180 of the nation’s best artists selected from a competitive jury process
  • Emerging Iowa Artists Program presented by PrincipalSM
  • Des Moines Storytellers Project presented by The Des Moines Register
  • Interrobang Film Festival
  • Community Outreach Program presented by Prairie Meadows showcasing and supporting Central Iowa non-profit organizations
  • Live music on the Hy-Vee Main Stage
  • Dance, music, acrobats, comedy acts and more
  • Green Arts Zero-Waste Sustainability Program presented by Voya Financial
  • Acoustic Stage
  • Silent Rivers VIP Club
  • BOOM ART! presented by MidAmerican Energy
  • Over 1,200 volunteers sponsored by ARAG
  • Des Moines Art Center’s Student Art Exhibition presented by Hubbell Homes
  • Artist Demonstrations presented by John Deere
  • Media Zones with CenturyLink wi-fi, charging stations and streaming social media hosted by WHO-HD, iHeart Media and Des Moines Radio Group
  • Over 25 Interactive Arts Activities
  • Pinot’s Palette
  • StreetCred Studios @ ArtForce Iowa
  • Silent Rivers VIP Hospitality Suites
  • Visionary Artists Ceremony hosted by Hubbell Homes
  • WHO Celebrities Meet & Greet
  • Des Moines Radio Group Lounge
  • Wearable art at two Arts Festival Shops
  • Wide variety of beverages from Budweiser and Gateway Market
  • Iowa Craft Beer Tent and Court Ave. Brewing Co. featuring the Festival’s craft brews, Sassy Saison & One-Eyed Red
  • 26 Eclectic Food Booths and Food Trucks
  • Sculpture Garden