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The Des Moines Arts Festival presented by Nationwide features the nation's top professional and emerging visual artists in a juried exhibition of artwork in a variety of mediums. Providing guests with the unique opportunity to meet artists from around the world and purchase their artwork, the Festival has become a signature event for the community.

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Live music is presented on two stages featuring local, regional and national talent. Performing artists at the festival showcases dance, musical theatre, strolling and more.

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Interrobang Film Festival

The Interrobang Film Festival combines a traditional film production festival with a public screening. Films are screened at various times throughout the three days of the Festival in the South wing of the Downtown Library.

Interactive Arts

Throughout the Festival, guests of all ages have the opportunity to get creative and engaged with art, music, dance, and more.



Explore the roster of artists from current and past Festivals.


These artists are past winners of the Juried Art Fair.


The exclusive sneak peek at the 2023 selected visual artists.


Information for artists exhibiting in the 2023 Des Moines Arts Festival.

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