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2021 student art exhibition

Hubbell Homes, 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.

Students’ artistic achievements will be on display at the festival. Students will be celebrated at the Visionary Artist Ceremony during the 2021 festival.

To participate in the Student Art Exhibition, area teachers must review the Official Guidelines below. Entry forms will be posted beginning of March, 2021.

SAE 2021 Inquiry Form

If you are a teacher and looking to get your school involved in the 2021 Student Art Exhibition, please complete this form. We'll notify you when the website is open for submissions (early March, 2021).

Photo Credit: Joe Countryman


  • Participating schools will be from the Central Iowa region.
  • Each school must submit a School and Student Artwork information Form.
  • Each elementary school may submit up to four works that are two-dimensional and no larger than 12" x 18".
  • Each secondary school may submit up to four works that are two dimensional and no larger than 18" x 24".
  • Only two-dimensional media is acceptable.
  • No stretched canvas.
  • Artwork must be created in the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Do not mount or mat artwork. Staff will mount submitted artwork.
  • Schools must agree to review and honor U.S. copyright law (Title 17) and copyright guidelines provided by the Heartland Area Education Agency.
  • Schools must be willing and able to print and send the Student/Parent Letter home with each student selected to participate in SAE. (Alternatively, the Form may be emailed to the parent)
  • Schools must be willing to prepare Student Artwork to the specifications below.
  • Schools must be willing and able to mail Student Artwork or deliver artwork on scheduled dates/times. Details TBD.
  • Schools must be agreeable to the Artwork Pick-Up Policy.


Please direct questions to:

Lydia Tobin, Program Intern
Des Moines Arts Festival®
E-mail: ltobin@desmoinesartsfestival.org

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