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The Des Moines Arts Festival® is one of the world’s most respected juried art shows hosting 190 of the nation’s top artists on June 24-26, 2022 in a beautiful urban street setting surrounding the 4.4 acres John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park and the newly-constructed Krause Gentle Center designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Thirteen-time winner of the coveted Grand Pinnacle Award from the International Festivals and Events Association, the outdoor festival celebrating arts and culture attracts more than 200,000 people each year to its downtown location in Iowa’s capital city and largest metropolitan area. The Festival is a show dedicated to the highest standards of excellence that works diligently to maintain a progressive environment for artists and their clients. The Festival is a non-profit organization with any proceeds earned going to support the advancement and advocacy of working professional and emerging artists, continuation of the Festival, and keeping artist fees low.



Applications for the 2022 Festival will be available on October 11, 2021. To view or download the 2022 Prospectus, click here.

View the Artist Information and Application on ZAPP here.


2022 Juried Art Fair Schedule

October 11, 2021 - Application available on ZAPPlication
October 11, 2021 - Early-bird Application opportunity. Apply within the first 24-hours and your application fee is 50% off.
January 9, 2022 - Application Soft Deadline
January 14, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. CST - Application Hard Deadline
February 9 - 11, 2022 - Jury in Des Moines
February 2022 - Notifications Emailed
March 28, 2022 - Deadline to confirm participation/Agreement and booth fee due
May 1, 2022 - Refund Deadline
June 24-26, 2022 - 25th Anniversary of the Des Moines Arts Festival presented by Nationwide

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