Des Moines Arts Festival

June 21, 2011 —

DM Art Festival

Here in Des Moines we are so lucky to have such a thriving creative and artistic community and the culmination of of this group of people happens annually at the Des Moines Arts Festival. This year’s events start Friday and run through Sunday.

The Des Moines Arts Festival features 185 of the nation’s top professional artists and 22 emerging Iowa artists in a juried exhibition of artwork in 14 mediums. Providing guests with the unique opportunity to meet artists from around the world and purchase their artwork, the Des Moines Arts Festival has become a signature event for the community.

Along with one of a kind art, the weekend is also filled with live music, local food vendors, street theatre and even a film festival.

So mark your calendars because this is an event not to miss!

Des Moines Arts Festival map


With a deep love for her hometown, Nicole Branstad is pro-Des Moines and is constantly touting its many events and attractions. When she isn’t out exploring the city she likes to spend time with her husband Marcus and their son Everett. She enjoys hosting lavish dinner parties, collecting wine and buying fresh flowers at the downtown farmer’s market. Nicole works in the marketing & communications department as the online marketing-enrollment coordinator.