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.
VISUAL, PERFORMING, INTERACTIVE, MUSIC, FILM
The Des Moines Arts Festival® features the nation’s top professional artists and emerging Iowa artists in a juried exhibition of artwork in a variety of mediums. Providing guests with the unique opportunity to meet artists from around the world and purchase their artwork, the Festival has become a signature event for the community.
Performing Arts at the Des Moines Arts Festival showcases dance, musical theatre, acrobatic, live music, and more! Nestled in the Creative Family Zone, the Festival strives tooffer a variety of great acts to entertain the entire family!
Throughout the Festival, guests of all ages have the opportunity to get creative and engaged with art, music, dance, and more! These activities can be found at sponsor booths and the Creative Family Zone.
Live music is presented on the Hy-Vee Main Stage. From jazz to rock to gospel, the Festival has something for everyone.
The Interrobang Film Festival combines a traditional film production festival with a public screening. Accepted films are screened at various times throughout the three days of the Festival in the South wing of the Downtown Library.