LOCATION: Downtown Des Moines, Iowa, on Locust Street and Grand Ave. between 16th Street and 10th Street.SECURITY:
EVENT NAME: Des Moines Arts Festival®
CONTACT: Stephen King, CFEE, Executive Director
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 1434, Des Moines, IA 50305
ONE-TIME PROJECTED JURY
IMAGES: 5 images of work + 1 booth image
VIEWED: Projected simultaneously with image 1, 2, 3 on top from left to right, and 4, 5, booth from left to right, on bottom.
JURORS: 5 paid. Includes two invited (exempt) artists from 2021.
SCORING (see details below): Second round is scoring 1-7, no 4. All other rounds are a show of hands – majority moves the artist to the next round. Rounds continue until the final slate is selected.
JURY/APPLICATION FEE: $35 Oct. 12 – Jan. 9; $45 after Jan. 9. Early-bird application opportunity is October 11. Apply within the first 24 hours and the application fee is 50% off.
BOOTH SPACE FEE: $495 for 10’x10’. An additional $150 is charged for a corner booth. Limited number of Double-DEEP booths available for $925.
CASH AWARDS: $10,500 at press time
BOOTH SPACE: 10’x10’ with 1’ buffer all around (2’ between each tent), most with abundant storage close to the booth. A limited number of 10’ (front) x 20’ (deep) interior and corner booths are available. We do not offer 20' wide booth spaces unless the artist is juried to show two bodies of work.
ELECTRIC: Provided. Generators not allowed.
ARTIST PRESENCE: All required (individual and partner(s)/collaborator(s)).
NO. OF EXHIBITORS EXPECTED FROM JURY POOL: Approx. 180 (we jury spaces with the final number of spaces available being 195)
NO. OF ARTISTS EXEMPT FROM JURY: At least 10 (award winners from previous year and special invitation)
ATTENDANCE: Appx. 200,000+ projected
FESTIVAL HOURS: Friday, 11a - 10p; Saturday, 11a - 10p; Sunday, 11a - 5p
Free/reserved/off-site dedicated.INSURANCE: Required
. Upon acceptance, artists must provide Des Moines Arts Festival with an appropriate Certificate of Insurance, naming Des Moines Arts Festival as an additional insured pursuant to a general liability insurance policy with a minimum coverage of $1,000,000. Artists may not setup or exhibit until the approved certificate is received by the Festival office.STRUCTURE:
If using a tented structure, the tent must be commercial or professional grade with heavy weights (minimum of 40 pounds) on each corner with stabilizing maneuvers that provide maximum safety to artists and guests. The use of cheap accordion-style pop-up tents
is expressly forbidden. The artist who ignores this rule will not be allowed to exhibit at the show and will not receive a refund of any sort as a result.