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Artfest Midwest


  • Varied Industries Building Iowa State Fairgrounds Des Moines, IA (map)

Explore the annual juried fine art event, Iowa's largest fine arts show - ArtFest Midwest ‘The Other Art Show’.

Held the same weekend as the downtown art show, Artfest Midwest features Iowa and regional artists. Over 250 artists participate during the festival, varying in mediums and styles. ArtFest Midwest is an alternative, affordable art show — a complement to the downtown show. 'The Other Art Show' reflects quality similar to that found at the original “Art in the Park” show held several years ago at the Des Moines Art Center (then moved to the Fairgrounds). In addition to exposure to local and regional artists, as well as selected artists from across the country, patrons can enjoy the opportunity to view demonstrations by the artists at work.

Saturday, June 23 - 10am-6pm

Sunday, June 24 - 10am-5pm

Earlier Event: May 25
Good Makers Market
Later Event: July 8
Reiman Gardens Art Fair