Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Weekend Fun in Iowa - Des Moines Arts Festival



Surely you've heard of The Des Moines Arts Festival! It's a huge, FREE, event that takes place each year in the summer. Here's some background info according to The Des Moines Arts Festival on Facebook:

"The Des Moines Arts Festival® traces its beginnings to 1958, when the Des Moines Art Center hosted its inaugural Art in the Park on the grounds of Des Moines’ fine art museum. In June 1997, with the advent of revitalized downtown urban energy, momentum grew to reinvigorate the 40-year-old event. Armed with a new name, new leadership, and a new location, the 1998 Des Moines Arts Festival® splashed onto the downtown bridges that span the Des Moines River, showcasing the nation’s premiere artists and creating an opportunity for people of all ages to embrace the arts. The Festival takes place in the heart of Des Moines surrounding the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Western Gateway Park."



There is tons of stuff to do! Check out awesome artwork, grab some food, attend one of the concerts, walk through the sculpture garden, and more!

The dates/times for the festival are as follows:

Friday, June 24 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, June 25 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, June 26 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

@ Western Gateway Park, Downtown Des Moines, Iowa

For more info, including a schedule and printable map, visit: http://desmoinesartsfestival.org

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