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Everything else:

  • Art exhibitions featuring furniture and woodworking
  • Conferences and Seminars
  • Woodworking Hobby and Industry Trade Shows

Note: Events in this category are not sponsored by the Des Moines Woodworkers Association. These listings are provided as a convenience and should not be considered an endorsement by DMWA unless otherwise noted.

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

Event Date June 26, 2022, 11:00 am
Event End Date June 26, 2022, 5:00 pm
Categories Community

IWF stands for the International Woodworking Fair. IWF is a biannual event and takes place every two years at the Georgia World Congress Center located in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2020 show was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a virtual event was held instead.

From the IWF website:

  • IWF is the largest showcase of machinery, materials, supplies, and services in the Western Hemisphere for woodworking and related industries.
  • See cutting edge live demonstrations of the products you are researching
  • IWF is the trade show where furniture manufacturing, cabinetry, architectural woodworking, material processing and other related industry professionals from all over the globe will come to find products they didn’t even know existed that will help their company succeed.
  • IWF is an industry trade show, but is open to everyone through regular show registration.

Cost to Attend:
TBA. Attendee Housing & Registration for IWF 2022 will open in January 2022.

Event Date August 23, 2022, 8:30 am
Event End Date August 23, 2022, 5:00 pm
Categories Community

IWF stands for the International Woodworking Fair. IWF is a biannual event and takes place every two years at the Georgia World Congress Center located in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2020 show was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a virtual event was held instead.

From the IWF website:

  • IWF is the largest showcase of machinery, materials, supplies, and services in the Western Hemisphere for woodworking and related industries.
  • See cutting edge live demonstrations of the products you are researching
  • IWF is the trade show where furniture manufacturing, cabinetry, architectural woodworking, material processing and other related industry professionals from all over the globe will come to find products they didn’t even know existed that will help their company succeed.
  • IWF is an industry trade show, but is open to everyone through regular show registration.

Cost to Attend:
TBA. Attendee Housing & Registration for IWF 2022 will open in January 2022.

Event Date August 24, 2022, 8:30 am
Event End Date August 24, 2022, 5:00 pm
Categories Community

IWF stands for the International Woodworking Fair. IWF is a biannual event and takes place every two years at the Georgia World Congress Center located in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2020 show was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a virtual event was held instead.

From the IWF website:

  • IWF is the largest showcase of machinery, materials, supplies, and services in the Western Hemisphere for woodworking and related industries.
  • See cutting edge live demonstrations of the products you are researching
  • IWF is the trade show where furniture manufacturing, cabinetry, architectural woodworking, material processing and other related industry professionals from all over the globe will come to find products they didn’t even know existed that will help their company succeed.
  • IWF is an industry trade show, but is open to everyone through regular show registration.

Cost to Attend:
TBA. Attendee Housing & Registration for IWF 2022 will open in January 2022.

Event Date August 25, 2022, 8:30 am
Event End Date August 25, 2022, 5:00 pm
Categories Community

IWF stands for the International Woodworking Fair. IWF is a biannual event and takes place every two years at the Georgia World Congress Center located in Atlanta, Georgia. The 2020 show was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a virtual event was held instead.

From the IWF website:

  • IWF is the largest showcase of machinery, materials, supplies, and services in the Western Hemisphere for woodworking and related industries.
  • See cutting edge live demonstrations of the products you are researching
  • IWF is the trade show where furniture manufacturing, cabinetry, architectural woodworking, material processing and other related industry professionals from all over the globe will come to find products they didn’t even know existed that will help their company succeed.
  • IWF is an industry trade show, but is open to everyone through regular show registration.

Cost to Attend:
TBA. Attendee Housing & Registration for IWF 2022 will open in January 2022.

Event Date August 26, 2022, 8:30 am
Event End Date August 26, 2022, 2:00 pm
Categories Community