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REVEAL presented by Foster Group was the exclusive first look at the artists invited to the 2022 Des Moines Arts Festival presented by Nationwide. The event raised awareness and funds to support arts education and artist professional development.

Guests were able to relish hits from the summer festival as they went back to school inside Franklin Jr. High. They experienced the best of the arts including film shorts, ceramics and music while engaging with creators, crafters and art lovers alike.

Activities included:
-Instrument Musical Chairs hosted by Girls Rock! Des Moines, sponsored by Kum & Go
-Interrobang Film Festival selected shorts, sponsored by Athene
-Craft cocktail tastings
-MIni billboard art project, special thanks to G. David (dec) and Trudy Holman Hurd Fund
-Pottery demonstrations by Lumiere Pottery
-Festival Pop Up Shop

The evening peaked with the Artist REVEAL. Guests were the first to experience the 190 artists who will exhibit at the Festival in June. Their original artwork was projected on a giant state-of-the-art HD video screen as we share stories about their technique, the background, accomplishments and give you the inside scoop about their dynamic work.

REVEAL is all about ART and ARTISTS. It's the platform to launch an all-new program to support exhibiting artists. REVEAL hosts a 50 / 50 Raffle with one winner taking home 50% of the proceeds in Art Bucks to spend with the artist(s) of their choice at the Des Moines Arts Festival. The remaining 50%, as well as other event proceeds, benefit the Festivals' work in artist education and development.

REVEAL will return in late February / early March 2023. Check back here to learn more or contact: Colleen Murphy at cmurphy@desmoinesartsfestival.org or (515) 416-6281.

2022 Supporting Sponsors

G. David (dec) & Trudy Holman Hurd Fund
Prairie Meadows
Polk County Board of Supervisors
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