Show Schedule 2017
Des Moines Arts Festival, Des Moines, Iowa, June 23-25, 2017
Those who have experienced the Des Moines Arts Festival® would not be surprised to know that this annual event has become a most remarkable international phenomenon. The festival has evolved since its first edition in 1958, when “Art in the Park” 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 visual and other forms of art and to enhance our sense of pride in the Des Moines community.
Pride does indeed run deep in our city. In 2016, the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) presented the Des Moines Arts Festival the coveted Gold Grand Pinnacle Award for the third consecutive year. More than two million domestic and international visitors have attended the Festival through the years. In 2017 we will celebrate our 20th anniversary on June 23-25 in the Western Gateway Park.
Celebrating 71 years!
July 28, 29, & 30, 2017
Friday & Saturday: 9:30am - 9:30pm | Sunday: 9:30am - 6pm
Bellevue Square and Bellevue Arts Museum | FREE!
Bellevue Arts Museum hosts the largest, award-winning arts & crafts festival in the Northwest. We are committed to handmade excellence and supporting national designers, artists, and craftspeople. Shop from over 300 inspiring artists showcasing unique, handmade craft and art. This marketplace represents modern, traditional, and emerging work.
In addition to this unique shopping experience, BAM ARTSfair offers FREE programming including: BAM Exhibitions, KIDSfair, the Sound & Movement Stage, food trucks, and much more. Since 1947, BAM ARTSfair has been the annual gathering place for our community and a great way to connect to the world of art, craft, & design!