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Hubbell Homes, Des Moines Art Center and Des Moines Arts Festival® are proud to host the Student Art Exhibition (SAE). The SAE is a program that spotlights the creativity of children K-12 attending schools in central Iowa through special exhibitions of their work at the Festival and Des Moines Central Library.

Students’ artistic achievements are recognized in a special exhibition on-site at the Festival; at the Visionary Artist Ceremony at the Festival on Saturday, June 29 at 11:30 a.m.; Student Art Exhibition Reception at the Des Moines Central Library on Wednesday, August 28 at 6 p.m.; and reward them with a Medallion and Des Moines Art Center Household Membership. In addition, participating teachers each receive a household membership to the Art Center and a chance to win one-of-five $250 awards in art supplies.

Participating Schools

AC/GC Junior High, ACGCS
Adair-Casey Elementary, ACGCS
Adel Elementary, ADM
ADM High School, Adel Desoto Minburn
Altoona Elementary, Southeast Polk
Ames Middle School
Anderson Elementary, Bondurant - Farrar
Ankeny Centennial High School, Ankeny
Ankeny Christian Academy Elementary
Ankeny Christian Academy Secondary
Aurora Heights Elementary, Newton
Bondurant-Farrar High School
Bondurant-Farrar Middle School
Brookview Elementary, Waukee
Carlisle Elementary, Carlisle
Central Elementary, North Polk
Christ the King
Clay Elementary, Southeast Polk
Clive Learning Academy, WDM Public
Colo-Nesco Elementary, Colo-Nesco
Cornell Elementary, Saydel
Cowels Montessori, DMPS
Crossroads Park Elementary, WDM Public
Dallas Center Grimes High School
De Soto Intermediate, ADM
Dexter Elementary, West Central Valley
East High School, DMPS
Eastview 8-9 Building, Norwalk
Emerson Elementary, Indianola
Emerson Hough Elementary, Newton
Franklin Elementary, Boone
Fust Homeschool
Grandview Christian School
Grant Ragan Elementary, Waukee
Guthrie Center Elementary, ACGCS
Hanawalt Elementary, DMPS
Hartford Upper Elementary, Carlisle
Hillis Elementary, DMPS
Hillside Elementary, WDM Public
Holy Trinity School
Homeschool Enrichment Program, WDM Schools
Hoover High School, DMPS
Indianola High School
Indianola Middle School
Interstate 35 Elementary
Irving Elementary, Indianola
Jordan Creek Elementary, WDM Public
Karen Acres Elementary, Urbandale
Lakewood Elementary School, Norwalk
McKinley Elementary, DMPS
Meadows 8-9, DCG
Meeker Elementary, Ames
Melcher-Dallas High School
Merrill Middle School, DMPS
Monroe Elementary, PCM
Moore Elementary, DMPS
Morris Elementary, Bondurant - Farrar
Moulton Elementary, DMPS
Newton Christian Elementary
Newton Christian Middle School
North Polk West Elementary, North Polk
North Ridge Elementary, DCG
Northview Middle School, Ankeny
Norwalk High School
Norwalk Middle School
Olmsted Elementary, Urbandale
Oviatt Elementary, Norwalk
Parkview Middle School, Ankeny
Pella Christian Grade School
Perkins Elementary, DMPS
Prairie City Elementary, PCM
Prairie City Monroe Middle School, PCM
Prairie Ridge Middle School, Ankeny
Prairie Trail Elementary, Ankeny
Prairieview School, Waukee
Rock Creek Elementary, Ankeny
Rolling Green Elementary, Urbandale
Sacred Heart School
Samuelson Elementary, DMPS
Saydel High School, Saydel
Scavo High School, DMPS
Schuler Elementary, Waukee
South Middle School, Waukee
Southview Middle School, Ankeny
St. Augustin School
Stowe Elementary, DMPS
Stuart Elementary, West Central Valley
Sully Christian Elementary School
Sully Christian Middle School
Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Newton
Twin Cedars Community School
Urbandale Middle School, Urbandale
Van Meter Elementary, Van Meter
Walnut Hills Elementary, Waukee
Walnut Street School, DMPS
Waukee Elementary, Waukee
Waukee Middle School, Waukee
Webster Elementary, Urbandale
Weeks Middle School, DMPS
Westridge Elementary, WDM Public
Willowbrook Elementary, Southeast Polk
Woodrow Wilson Elementary, Newton
Wright Elementary, DMPS

Questions/Contact

Please direct questions to:

Elle Kramer
Des Moines Arts Festival® Phone: (515) 505-4004
700 Locust St., Ste. 100 Fax: (515) 286-4942
Des Moines, IA 50309 E-mail: ekramer@desmoinesartsfestival.org


SAE 2020 Inquiry Form

For Teachers

  • Step #6 Pick-Up of Student Artwork:
    • IMPORTANT: Students will be required to SIGN for artwork taken from the Library.
    • Pick-up artwork immediately following the Student Art Exhibition Reception on August 28, 2019, at 6 p.m. or from the Des Moines Art Center August 29, 2019 – October 19,2019. The reception will be held at the Central Library, 1000 Grand Avenue, Downtown Des Moines.
    • Artwork will NOT be sent to schools or students.
    • Artwork not picked up at the Central Library will be taken to the Des Moines Art Center (address above) and can be picked up at the Education Entrance, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning August 29. For questions regarding pick-up, contact the Art Center Education Desk at 515-271-0316.
    • Please make arrangements to pick-up the artwork by October 19, 2019. After this date, artwork will be disposed of.
  • View Student Artwork from participating schools on display at the Des Moines Arts Festival June 28-30, 2019.
  • Attend Visionary Artists Ceremony at the Des Moines Arts Festival® on June 29, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.
  • View Student Artwork from participating schools on display at the Central Library following the Festival– Aug. 28, 2019.
  • Attend Student Art Exhibition Reception on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Central Library. We strongly encourage students and their families to attend so please remind them. Artwork can be taken home that evening.

The Student Art Exhibition is made possible because of the generous support from
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