The Des Moines Arts Festival® is one of the world’s most respected juried art shows hosting 190 of the nation’s top artists on June 24-26, 2022 in a beautiful urban street setting surrounding the 4.4 acre John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park and the newly-constructed Krause Gentle Center designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop.
The festival includes free live music & this year the headliners include Moon Taxi, G. Love & Special Sauce & the 2022 Grammy winner, Cedric Burnside, plus Chicago Farmer & Sarah Shook & the Disarmers. Other performers include James Tutson & the Rollback, The Sara Routh Band, Dustin Smith, Buckmiller/Schwager Band, Joel Sires, Andre Davis & Abbie Sawyer.
Thirteen-time winner of the coveted Grand Pinnacle Award from the International Festivals and Events Association, the outdoor festival celebrating arts and culture attracts more than 200,000 people each year to its downtown location in Iowa’s capital city and largest metropolitan area. 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.
For more information, entertainment schedules, volunteer opportunities and more, visit https://www.desmoinesartsfestival.org