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2023 inquiry forms

Are you interested in participating at the 2023 Des Moines Arts Festival, June 23-25? Click on the following pages to learn more how you can be involved:

Exhibiting Artist (applications open early October. Check back for the official date!)
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.

Entertainment (musicians, dance studios, strolling performances, etc)
Thanks for our great sponsors, entertainment at the Des Moines Arts Festival is FREE TO ATTEND! Check out the Hy-Vee Main Stage for an explosive variety of live music or visit the Roots Stage for a laid back vibe. The Festival has includes pop up performances, like pop up poetry!

Food Vending
The Des Moines Arts Festival (DMAF) prides our culinary operations on aesthetic appeal and menu selection across the site, including two food courts and a handful of stand-alone booths. We offer our guests an eclectic variety of food to hit every taste bud. Our Food Vendors are also leading the charge in sustainability efforts by using all compostable serving materials for the over 200,000 guests who visit the DMAF each year.

At the Des Moines Arts Festival, we believe in customizing a sponsorship package that works for you! Whether you are looking for branding or corporate giving, we have a broad selection of opportunities that include attaching your name to a project or special event. Many of these events have a longer shelf life than the three-day Festival. If your goal is marketing, public relations or community giving, or a combination, we will find the right fit for your company. We’ll work with you to design a package that accomplishes the goals of your business model.

Sponsorships range in price from $2,500 for a corporate patron to the $110,000 presenting level. We entertain both cash and in-kind inquiries and encourage participation. We’re proud of our generous partners who create magical and creative experiences during the Festival.

Patron Support
Your contribution is a sign you value Iowa's arts and culture and ensure this celebrated organization continues to enrich the quality of life in Central Iowa. A portion of your contribution is tax deductible. A charitable acknowledgment letter will be mailed for your records. Joining the Patron Program provides you with exclusive benefits throughout the year and access to the Silent Rivers VIP Club during the June Festival.

Our volunteers are the lifeline of the organization. With 55 Event Management Team members and over 500 general volunteers, we are always looking for fun-spirited, art loving individuals to join the DMAF family.

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