ArtFest Midwest-The Other Art Show

Event Location: William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building sponsored by Principal Financial Group

Event Schedule

  • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    June 25, 2016
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    June 26, 2016

Event Description

Free Admission

Art Fest Midwest "The Other Art Show" is Iowa's largest fine art show! Over 240 artists, majority from Iowa and the Midwest. An affordable, alternative show held same weekend as downtown outdoor show - free shuttle between shows, free admission. This year approximately 40% of the artists are from Iowa and 90% from the Midwest! Free KidszDuArt family art activities held both days.


Shuttles to the downtown show will run from 11-6 on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday.

The buses pick up approximately every 15 minutes and stop in front of the main north entrance to the Varied Industries Building at the Fairgrounds, as well as at 12th & Walnut Street downtown Des Moines.

 For more information:

Contact Info:
Sue Stookey 515/278.6200 or

Event Category: Miscellaneous

The Iowa State Fair is not responsible for the planning or programming of non-Fair events hosted on the Fairgrounds. All non-Fair events are solely the responsibility of the contracted event organizer and said organizer should be contacted for specific event information.