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2021 Des Moines Arts Festival

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    "The comeback is always stronger than the setback!"

    The Des Moines Arts Festival® is one of the world’s most respected festivals hosting 180 of the nation’s top artists on June 25-27, 2021 in a beautiful urban street setting surrounding the 4.4 acre John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park and the newly constructed Krause Gateway Center designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

    Eleven-time winner of the coveted Grand Pinnacle Award from the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA), the outdoor festival celebrating arts and culture attracts more than 200,000 people each year to its downtown location in Iowa's capital city and largest metropolitan area.