21st Annual Des Moines Arts Festival ®
June 22-24, 2018
Application Deadline 1/7/18
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WHAT: Des Moines Arts Festival®
 
WHERE : Downtown Des Moines' Western Gateway Park surrounding the
             John
and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines, Iowa
 
WHEN: June 22-24, 2018
           Friday and Saturday 11 am - 10pm; Sunday 11am - 5pm   
 
NOTEWORTHY: 
*Limited to 180 artists
*Estimated Attendance - 200,000+
*Promotion of the event valued at over $1,202,302 in 2017
*Total Cash Awards $9,000
*Artist Reserved Parking
*Thursday Set-Up
*Wi-Fi throughout site
*Air-Conditioned Restrooms
*24 Hour Security
*Free Electric
*Booth Sitting
*Artist Hospitality Booth with Snacks
*Color thumbnail in program with contact information/links on website Artist Gallery 
*Jury Fee: $35 Oct 9 - Jan 7, $45 Jan. 8 - Jan. 14
*Booth Space: $475 10'x10', Double and Corners available for additional cost
    
The Des Moines Arts Festival (DMAF) is one of the nation's most respected arts events and will host 180 of the nation's top artists on June 22-24 in a beautiful urban street setting surrounding the 4.4 acre John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park.  The outdoor Festival of arts and culture attracts more than 200,000 people each year to its downtown location in Iowa's capital city and largest metropolitan area.  

DMAF is a show dedicated to the highest standards and works diligently to maintain a positive environment for artists and their clients.  DMAF is a non-profit organization founded by the Des Moines Art Center.  The Festival contributes more than $50,000 annually from its proceeds to support the Des Moines Art Center, numerous area non-profit arts organizations, the continuation of the DMAF, and keeping your fees low.  

What artists are saying...  
(from the post-event artist survey and comments)
"Best managed, designed and run art show in the country."

"This is one of the best-run shows anywhere in the country. They think of everything."

"You treat artists with such respect."


NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS on ZAPP
Application Deadline: January 7, 2018 ($35), January 14, 2018 (Hard - $45)  
Notification Emailed: March 1, 2018
Booth fee due: March 30, 2018
 
For more information please visit www.desmoinesartsfestival.org 
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Email questions to info@desmoinesartsfestival.org or call 515-286-4927 to speak to Stephen King, Executive Director.

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