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The Des Moines Arts Festival® is a multi-day Festival that adds vibrancy to Central Iowa by creating opportunities for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to celebrate the arts.
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Interactive arts activities are one of the four main pillars of the arts featured each year at the Des Moines Arts Festival®. Throughout the Festival, guests of all ages have the opportunity to get creative and hands-on with art, music, dance and more! These activities can be found throughout the Festival at sponsor booths, the Creative Kid’s Zone and even electronically though texts.
Balloons Stop by the WHO-HD Des Moines booth on the Meredith Corporation Lawn to meet on-air personalities and get a balloon.
Spin Art Children will have a great time at the Prairie Meadows booth spinning their own art creation.
Reusable Bags Join Hy-Vee associates to design and decorate your own reusable bag.
Paper Bag Puppets Create paper bag puppets that reflect intergenerational relationships at play.
Canvas Painting Show off your inner Picasso and create a masterpiece on canvas using many different drawing tools and art techniques.
Paper Cup Pets & “Pin the ID” Play “Pin the ID” on the cat or dog, and learn about why pets should have a collar and ID tags. Guests can also create pets using paper cup.
Customizable Wearable Art Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa to decorate a t-shirt and headband.
African Rain Stick Celebrate the newest expansion to the Blank Park Zoo, the Jaama Kwa 'Connection to Africa exhibits, by making an African rain stick!
Help Decorate a Kid-Sized Cardboard House Central Iowa Shelter & Services will help you decorate a kid-sized cardboard house while learning about homelessness in Iowa and across the country.
“Magic” Masks Make a “magic” mask by scraping and revealing colors that lie underneath your mask.
Concert Wristband Stop by the Des Moines Music Coalition's booth to make and decorate your own 80/35 wristband!
Marble Painting Join GiGi's Playhouse Des Moines for fun with magic marble painting.
Memory Books Create your own memory book with HCI Care Services and decorate it with favorite memories. Then, take your memory book home with you to continue to add to with more and more memories!
Gyotaku Iowa Environmental Council invites you to participate in the ancient Japanese art of Gyotaku-style fish printing, of a native Iowa fish.
Bead Jewelry ‘Bead a Bracelet’ to help end youth homelessness in Iowa. Show your support of Iowa Homeless Youth Centers and learn how you can help make a difference in a life of a youth.
Lexigram Bookmark Create Lexigram book markers with Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary. Lexigrams are the symbols that the apes use to communicate to humans on their keyboards.
Farm Animal Art Color a picture of a farm animal and have it made into a button to wear with Living History Farms.
Blow-Ink Guests will receive a straw and a paper plate which will have 2 drops of food coloring on it. They will blow air through the straw and watch the food coloring magically create unique forms of art.
Get Your Dance On! Festival-goers of all ages will have the opportunity to watch and learn Latin dances that include: Salsa, merengue, cha cha, bachata, and more with Salsa Des Moines.
Coffee Filter Butterfly Create a beautiful monarch butterfly out of coffee filters.
Toy Decorating Woodturners will use a lathe--machine used to work and shape wood--to demonstrate the turning of spinning tops and other assorted, small wooden objects from recycled wood products.
Shaving Cream Art Guests will enjoy engaging in musical activities with shakers, guitars and harps with professional VSA Iowa teaching artists. Shaving cream art will also be available! Guests will use food coloring to create a beautiful tie-dye effect on cardstock.
Mosaic Create a colorful mosaic using tissue paper and light glue.
Create Your Own Sunshine! Decorate a sun using paper plates, beads and pipe cleaners to take home and hang in your window as a reminder of the fun you had at the Des Moines Arts Festival.
Celery & Lettuce Stamps Explore original artwork from the beautiful World Food Prize Hall of Laureates. Children can use fruits and vegetables to create stamp designs with paint, and can color and decorate black and white versions of agricultural artwork.
The City of Des Moines invites you to be part of the award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival®. The Des Moines Arts Festival (DMAF) is one of the nation’s most respected arts events hosting 185 of the nation’s top artists 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 organizations and the continuation of the DMAF.
There may be many networking opportunities at the 2014 Des Moines Art Festival. Find out more in the event details below.
|Conference/Event Dates:||06/27/2014 - 06/29/2014|
|Conference/Event Hours:||Fri. 11am - 10pm; Sat. 10am - 10pm; Sun. 10am - 5pm|
|Primary Industry:||Art Fairs|
|Other Industries:||Art Fairs, Cultural Fairs, Local Shows & Fairs, Music and Performing Arts|
|Audience:||Open to the Public|
|Venue:||Western Gateway Park|
|Venue Phone:||(515) 237-1386|
|Venue Type:||Outdoor - Suburban Park|
|Number of Exhibitors:||185 Visual Artists (2013)|
|Sponsorship Details:||At the Des Moines Arts Festival, we believe in customizing a package that works for you! Whether you are looking for branding or corporate giving, we have a broad selection of opportunities that include attaching your name to a project or special event. Some of these events have a longer shelf life than the three-day festival. Whether your goal is marketing, public relations or community giving, or a combination, we will find the right fit for your company. Weâ€TMll work with you to design a package that works to accomplish the goals of your business model.|
|Booth Size||Booth Cost||Available Amenities|
|10' x 10'||$375/$475||Electricity:||Yes||- Unknown Price|
|Corner Booth||Additional $100 / Prices are subject to change.||Water:||n/a|
|Marketing Vehicles Allowed:||Yes|
|Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a|
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2013 Exhibiting Artists:
Ellie Ali, Drawing/Pastels & Mixed Media
Kathrine Allen-Coleman, Mixed Media
Kent Ambler, Graphics/Printmaking
Jennifer Armstrong & Tanya Alsberg, Fiber
William Armstrong Jr., Drawing/Pastels
Amy Arnold, Mixed Media
Anderson Bailey, Ceramics
Lisa Bailey & William Bailey, Jewelry
Dillon Baker, Emerging Iowa Artist
James Barnes, Wood
JoAnn Baumann, Jewelry
LeRoy Bayerl, Wood
Kate Beck, Fiber
Desiree Becker, Emerging Iowa Artist
Jan Bell, Photography
Shellie Bender, Jewelry
Brenda Benson, Glass
Bozenna & Lukasz Bogucki, Fiber
Mike Bose, Ceramics
Gene Brown, Mixed Media
Jack Brumbaugh, Drawing/Pastels
Michael Bryant, Photography
Lisa Burge, Graphics/Printmaking
Lindsay Burke, Emerging Iowa Artist
Abby Butson, Emerging Iowa Artist
Roy Cacek, Painting
John Canterbury, Photography
Kimmy Cantrell, Ceramics
Andrew Carson, Sculpture
Theresa Carson, Jewelry
Martina Celerin, Fiber
John Charbonneau, Photography
Man Ho Cho, Emerging Iowa Artist
Danny Chu, Painting
Megan Clark, Jewelry
Susan Clayton, Sculpture
Clark Colby, Emerging Iowa Artist
Candiss Cole-Footitt & Rodger Footitt, Fiber
Nichole Collins, Jewelry
Abigail Cooper, Emerging Iowa Artist
Josh Cote, Sculpture
William Cowherd, Mixed Media
Kina Crow, Mixed Media
Reiko Cunningham, Emerging Iowa Artist
Chris Dahlquist, Photography
Kyle Dallman, Wood
Mimi Damrauer, Fiber
Randy Dana, Photography
Tara Dawley, Ceramics
Devon Driscoll, Jewelry
Leslie Emery, Mixed Media
Paul Eshelman, Ceramics
Terry Evans, Wood
Jennifer Falter, Ceramics
Nathan Falter, Ceramics
David Figueroa, Sculpture
Matthew Fine, Glass
Andy Fletcher, Painting
Amy Flynn, Mixed Media
Amber Forbes, Emerging Iowa Artist
Michele Friedman, Jewelry
Sarah Friedrickson, Emerging Iowa Artist
Carol Fugmann, Jewelry
Amy Gillespie, Fiber
Julia Gilmore, Painting
Klassen Glanzer & Duke Klassen, Jewelry
Mark & Julie Glocke, Glass
Helen Gotlib, Mixed Media
Steven Graber, Mixed Media
Keith Grace, Mixed Media
Charles Greenholdt, Painting
Kristen Greteman, Emerging Iowa Artist
Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti, Ceramics
Signe Grushovenko & Genna Grushovenko, Painting
Terry Habeger, Ceramics
Hilary Hachey, Jewelry
Amanda Hall, Emerging Iowa Artist
Phillip Hall, Jewelry
Anthony Hansen, Metalworks
Stephen Harnston & Bonnie Harmston, Graphics/Printmaking
Diane Harty, Fiber
Matthew Hatala, Wood
Anne Havel, Jewelry
Clifton Henri, Photography
Aaron Hequembourg, Mixed Media
Ginny Herzog, Painting
Susan Hill, Fiber
Janice Ho, Jewelry
Cali Hobgood, Photography
Carrie Hoffnagle, Jewelry
Barbara Holloway, Fiber
Shaari Horowitz & Alistair Jones, Wood
Denise Houck, Jewelry
Steven Huffman, Metalworks
Nicario Jimenez, Mixed Media
Aletha Jones, Painting
Sam Jones iv, Mixed Media
Kit Karbler, Glass
Peter Karner, Ceramics
Peter Kasper, Emerging Iowa Artist
Gillian Kemper, Graphics/Printmaking
Barbara Kline, Photography
Alan Klug, Photography
Joachim Knill, Painting
Serena Kojimoto, Jewelry
Stephen Kostyshyn, Fiber
Birgit Kupke-Peyla, Jewelry
K.Anthony Lawler, Emerging Iowa Artist
Deb LeAir, Ceramics
Ning Lee, Painting
Seung Lee, Graphics/Printmaking
Sodam Lee, Emerging Iowa Artist
Rusty Leffel, Photography
Linda Lewis, Sculpture
Susan Littman, Photography
Glenn Mace, Wood
Mark MacKinnon, Photography
Michael Madzo, Mixed Media
Kelly Marshall, Fiber
Robert Matthews & Leslie Guinan, Mixed Media
Toby McGee, Glass
Thomas McGurrin, Jewelry
Michael McKee, Drawing
Jack McLean & Alice McLean, Metalworks
Jody Depew McLeane, Drawing/Pastels
Don McWhorter, Ceramics
James Mosier, Metalworks
John Mowen, Sculpture
James (Michael) Nemnich, Mixed Media & Drawing/Pastels
Steve Nowatzki, Graphics/Printmaking
Xavier Nuez, Photography
James Ochs, Graphics/Printmaking
Nnamdi Okonkwo, Sculpture
Lawrence Oliverson, Photography
Scott Olson, Painting
Arunas Oslapas, Metalworks & Mixed Media
Kyle Osvog, Ceramics
Tiffany Ownbey, Mixed Media
Steve Palmer, Glass
James Parker, Photography
Jaimie Perry, Painting
Jodi Perry, Painting
Loretta Petraitis, Painting
James Petran, Painting
Angie Pickman, Mixed Media
Reza Pishgahi & Lois Hutter-Pishgahi, Sculpture
Roberta Polfus, Ceramics
H.C. Porter, Mixed Media
Steven Potts, Wood
Luke Proctor, Metalworks
George Raab, Graphics/Printmaking
Steven Radtke & Beth Radtke, Mixed Media
Mark Reynolds & Carol Reynolds, Wood
Ella Richards, Mixed Media
David Royce, Glass
Sundie Ruppert & Brad Ruppert, Mixed Media
Ellie Rusinova & Brandan Styles, Painting & Mixed Media
Nuch Ryan, Wood
Richard Ryan, Glass
Jill Schienle, Jewelry
Christne Schub, Painting
Jack Schwab, Mixed Media
Michael Schwegmann, Ceramics
Arielle Senger Neher, Emerging Iowa Artist
Andrew Shea, Glass
Casey Sheppard, Jewelry
Steven Skinner, Ceramics
Rebecca Skow, Emerging Iowa Artist
Archie Smith, Wood
Andrew Sovjani, Photography
Thomas Spake, Glass
Sam Stang & Kaeko Maehata, Glass
Paige Stanton, Emerging Iowa Artist
Gregory Story, Ceramics
Luke Stretar, Painting
Kate Strong, Fiber
Kitty Sturrock, Painting
Brian Sullivan, Painting
Julie Sutter-Blair, Graphics/Printmaking
Tres Taylor, Mixed Media
Allan Teger, Photography
Daryl Thetford, Photography
Shawn Thomas & Horace Thomas, Fiber
Dean Russell Thompson, Graphics/Printmaking
Philip Thompson, Graphics/Printmaking
Beau Tudzarov, Mixed Media
Mike Turney, Mixed Media
Michael Vagner & Nurit Asher Vagner, Jewelry
Chris Vance, Painting
Taman VanScoy, Painting
Connie Verrusio, Jewelry
Caroline Viene, Jewelry
David Vigo, Metalworks
Arty Vongphakdy, Emerging Iowa Artist
Thomas Wargin, Sculpture
Wild Weldon, Sculpture
Chris Wheeler, Mixed Media
Judith Whipple, Mixed Media
R. Michael Wommack, Drawing/Pastels
Kreg Yingst, Graphics/Printmaking
Youngjoo Yoo, Emerging Iowa Artist
Lou Zale, Photography
Flora Zarate, Fiber
Yu Zhou, Painting