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2018 Des Moines Arts Festival-This Weekend

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

The Des Moines Arts Festival


Friday, June 22         11 AM to 10 PM
Saturday, June 23   11 AM to 10 PM
Sunday, June 24      11 AM to 5 PM

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


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

Friday, June 22
11a-2p     Dan Winters &Keith Murphy
2p-5p        Jeriann Ritter
5p-8p        Brooke Bouma
8p-10p     Jannay Towne & John Sears

Saturday, June 23
11a-3p     Jerad Geottonini, Mike DaSilva, Jodi Long
2p-5p        Justin Surrency & Sonya Heitshusen
4p-7p        Christina Salonikas
6p-10p     Roger Riley

Sunday, June 24
11a-2p      Brett McIntyre & Amber Alexander
12p-3p      Megan Salois & Ed Wilson
2p-5p         Megan Reuther & Dave Price

Here’s what else you’ll find 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
  • 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 featuring the Spin Doctors, Sir Sly and Jukebox The Ghost
  • Green Arts Zero-Waste Sustainability Program sponsored by VOYA
  • Acoustic Stage presented by Meredith
  • Silent Rivers VIP Club
  • BOOM ART! presented by MidAmerican Energy
  • 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
  • The Knotty Nail
  • 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

For a full list of events throughout the three-day Festival, and to create your own personalized events calendar, visit

Get complete festival information HERE.