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

Event Schedule

  • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    June 24, 2017
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    June 25, 2017

Event Description

Free Admission

Art Fest Midwest "The Other Art Show" Iowa's largest fine art show, is an indoor event (with a few outdoor spaces) held in the rain-free, air-conditioned Varied Industries Biulding at the Iowa State Fairgrounds! Approximately 250 artists will be participating in this 15th annual event, held on the same weekend as the downtown Des Moines Arts Festival. Artfest Midwest, an affordable alternative to the downtown show, will again offer free shuttle bus service to downtown. Parking and admission to the show are free for the estimated 30,000 patrons.


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:
Robyn Mills


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.