A Touch of Summer: Announcing the Des Moines Arts Festival Exhibiting Artists

Before we know it, summer will be here. And that can mean only one thing … The Des Moines Arts Festival®, the international award-winning arts event, is just around the corner! Silent Rivers Design+Build is excited to once again be sponsoring and building the VIP Club and Hospitality Suites across from the main stage. While we’re hard at work finalizing our plans to make this the best year yet for the VIP Club and Hospitality Suites, we’re thrilled to share with you the announcement of this year’s invited artists.

Experience art from around the world

The Des Moines Arts Festival announced the 180 exhibiting artists featured at the 2017 Festival during an intimate gathering called REVEAL that took place on January 26 on the floor of Wells Fargo Arena.

Des Moines artist Chris Vance completes a live painting at the Des Moines Arts Festival REVEAL event, guests watch from the stands the reveal of DMAF 2017 artists on the jumbotron

LEFT: Des Moines artist Chris Vance completes a live painting during the REVEAL event. This painting was auctioned at the end of the event. Photo Credit: Christopher Maharry; RIGHT: Guests of REVEAL moved to the stands to watch the reveal of the 2017 exhibiting artists on the jumbotron. Photo Credit: Belle Du Chene;



Among the 180 invited artists, there are 29 states represented as well as the countries of Argentina and Canada. The selected artists were chosen from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants after making it through the Des Moines Arts Festival’s rigorous 3-day, 5-person jurying process. In total, the jury previewed more than 6,000 images in a variety of mediums submitted by applicants from 43 states, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Israel, and Taiwan.

Curious to see more about the artists? Click here for a full listing.


Soak up the rays in the Silent Rivers Hospitality Suites and VIP Club!

Interested in receiving access to the Silent Rivers VIP Club and indulging in the many great benefits it has to offer? Become a patron of the Festival today! Your membership is tax deductible and allows you access to the patron-only VIP club. Some of the perks of being a VIP include complimentary and discounted beverages, express lane service at food and beverage locations, discounts on Festival merchandise and more. To learn more about this amazing program, click here.

This year marks Silent Rivers’ 5th year as sponsor of the VIP Club and Hospitality Suites. We’re an artistically-minded bunch, so it’s only fitting that we continue to support this great event. The exhibiting artists express their creativity through various mediums just as we express our creativity through fine craftsmanship and spaces that showcase our clients’ personalities.

Silent Rivers VIP Club and VIP Hospitality Suites at the Des Moines Arts Festival

We’re honored to once again be a part of the Des Moines Arts Festival, and we look forward to seeing you in June!

Until then, keep in touch by checking out our Facebook page and weekly blogs.

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