We’re bringing art to the Home Shows in Des Moines and Ames!

Every home needs art and everybody deserves to be inspired by art! At this month’s home shows in Des Moines and Ames, Silent Rivers will be there to inspire you with our “art of building”.

Des Moines Arts Festival will display art in our booth where you can enter to win a VIP package to this summer’s award-winning Festival… and even win a signed and numbered Chris Vance collector’s poster!


remodel rendering with art Des Moines Arts Festival

Visit us at the Silent Rivers booth during each show to enter the drawing for a Des Moines Arts Festival VIP Package!


Silent Rivers believes in the importance of art in our daily lives to uplift and inspire. We proudly sponsor the award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival by creating the Silent Rivers VIP Club each summer. This exclusive spot is a beautifully — and sustainably — designed area where Festival patrons can relax and socialize in comfort, enjoying great views of the stage and complimentary food and beverages.

The VIP package giveaway includes:

  • 2 passes for exclusive access to the Silent Rivers VIP Club throughout the June 28-30, 2019 Festival
  • Valet parking
  • Framed — and signed — commemorative poster
  • Complimentary drinks and light buffet
  • Package hold for any art you purchase
  • Express lane service
  • Swag bag and more!

And here are the three February home shows where, at each, you can enter to win at the Silent Rivers booth…

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Iowa Events Center

See us at the Iowa Events Center for the Des Moines Home + Garden Show. We’ll be among 400+ exhibitors you can visit. You’ll want to also stop by the Feature Gardens to see the latest gardening trends and talk with landscapers. This year’s Home & Garden Show also includes presentations featuring HGTV celebrities.

Purchase discount tickets online »


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Hansen Agricultural Center

The following weekend, we’ll be at the Jeff & Deb Hansen Ag Student Learning Center on Mortensen Road for the Ames Home + Garden Show. For those whose epicenter is closer to Ames than Des Moines, you can get primed for spring by talking with a variety of contractors, builders and realtors. And good news! This is now a free event.

Attend one of the “Home School” presentations on topics such as lawn care, tree planting, renovation loans and the Silent Rivers and Des Moines Arts Festival talk:

  • Sunday 2/17 at 2:30pm

    Curation – Personalizing Your Home with Art & Furniture

More info »


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Jacobson Building @ Iowa State Fairgrounds

This is the big one by the Des Moines Home Builders Assocation! Admission, seminars and parking are free. Browse more than 120 booths and talk about your home projects with remodelers, builders, landscapers, painters and other professionals. You can also attend educational seminars featuring local business representatives, including presentations by Silent Rivers and Des Moines Arts Festival:

  • Saturday 2/23 at 4:00pm

    All About the Details: Creating a Timeless Home in an Instant Age

  • Sunday 2/24 at 2:00pm

    Personalizing Your Home with Art & Custom Furniture


Des Moines Arts Festival commemorative poster by Chris Vance

How would your home look displaying this commemorative poster by Des Moines artist Chris Vance? Enter to win this at the Home & Remodeling Show!

Also enter to win this Des Moines Arts Festival poster by Chris Vance!

In addition to the Des Moines Arts Festival VIP package giveaway, you can enter the drawing for this collector’s edition poster by beloved Des Moines artist Chris Vance!

Signed, numbered and framed, this poster was so popular it’s no longer available for purchase.

Every summer, Des Moines Arts Festival commissions an artist to create a commemorative poster. These highly valued works of art often sell out. This 2017 poster by Chris Vance celebrates his downtown mural on the Ford Garland building completed the same year, which was also the 20th anniversary of the Des Moines Arts Festival.

Making this poster even more desirable, it features a raised relief.

More info on Home & Remodeling Show »


Stop by the Silent Rivers booth to chat with us about your home project and enter to win!

Our delightful team of design+build specialists, designers and artisans will be on hand to answer your questions and share our projects. There’s a reason why Silent Rivers has such a loyal following, and you’ll find it has a lot to do with our integrated team’s joy of artistry, collaboration and integrity… And our sincere approach to “the art of building, the building of art”.

People enjoying Silent Rivers VIP Club at 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival

The Silent Rivers VIP Club at the Des Moines Arts Festival offers patrons a stylish hangout to relax, refresh, socialize and watch main stage entertainment. See photos of the VIP Club »


Before & After Reveals

Want to get a real feel for our remodeling process and the amazing results? In addition to many projects on display, see the highlights of our ‘concept to completion’ design+build method on the big screen. You’ll see ‘before’ photos and floor plans followed by amazing ‘after’ images. These transformations are stunning and they show how our clients’ homes reap the rewards of our collaborative design+build process.

before and after photos and design plan for curved deck and patio with outdoor spa by Silent Rivers, Des Moines, featured at home shows

Before & After photos, plus design plans, will be on display for several Silent Rivers projects, including this backyard transformation!

BYOB! Bring Your Own ‘Before’ Photos…

Our designers and artisans will be there to walk you through our design+build process and talk with you about how we can help you get the home you’ve always dreamed of.

Whether you’re looking to remodel, planning to build your first new custom home or just want to learn more about our custom design+build process, mark your calendars and visit us at these home shows!

For a look at some of our projects before you visit us at the shows, check out our Project Gallery »

And see photos of last year’s Silent Rivers VIP Club at Des Moines Arts Festival to understand just how cool this giveaway is »

Photo gallery: Silent Rivers VIP Club at 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival

Photo gallery: Silent Rivers VIP Club at 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival


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