What Are You Doing This Weekend? Head to Des Moines

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Ceramic tiles by Laurie EisenhardtThe folks at the Des Moines Art Festival do everything right. In its 11th year it has become such a centerpiece for the community’s image that when companies are recruiting talent to work in the city’s financial services and publishing industries that they schedule the interviews around the festival weekend.

Afraid you can’t afford the art? Here is an article from the Des Moines Register “Juice” on buying art on a budget. Goes to show you, the staff at the DMAF leaves no stone unturned in attracting folks to the festival, talking points for the media are ever at the ready.

You might also enjoy this article from the Register that profiles Iowa artists, with a few tidbits thrown in about how the artists fared in the recent floods. Homegrown artists return to festival.

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