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Des Moines Arts Festival

  • 15th & Locust Streets, Western Gateway Park | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Visionary
  • Dates: June 28, 2019 - June 30, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Western Gateway Park
  • Phone: (646) 712-2196
  • Start/End Time: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Event Times: Friday & Saturday 11am - 10pm; Sunday 11am - 5pm
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Those who have experienced the Des Moines Arts Festival® would not be surprised to know that this annual event has become a remarkable international phenomenon. The Festival has evolved since its first edition in 1958, when the "All Iowa Art Fair" was hosted on the grounds of the Des Moines Art Center.

    While the event name and venues have changed through the years, the Festival mission remains unwavering - to educate, inspire and engage audiences toward a heightened appreciation of the arts.

    The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) paid tribute to the Des Moines Arts Festival® presented by Nationwide on October 1, 2018 during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the IFEA’s 63rd Annual Convention, Expo & Retreat, in San Diego, where they presented the Festival with the Gold Grand Pinnacle Award for Best Festival in the World. In total, the Festival won 27 awards!