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Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

November 4 & 5
Des Moines, Iowa
Downtown at Capital Square
100 Artists Booths
Deadline: July 1

The 23rd annual Metro Arts EXPO will be at Capital Square in the heart of downtown where thousands of people come to eat, shop and experience museums, music, and amazing architecture. This new location is a cornerstone of business activity with an attractive eight-story landscaped atrium, Skywalks and 24-hour Staffed Security, a classy and attractive destination.

The EXPO is free to the public and offers a jury-selected array of art created by 100 professional artists from across the United States, live entertainment, demonstrations and a upbeat holiday shopping atmosphere.

The categories include 2D and 3D mixed media, ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood.


· Overnight and Daytime security

· Complimentary breakfast

· $2,500 in merit awards

· Exclusive Hospitality Area

· Discounted Metro Arts Alliance Membership ($25)

· Booth sitters, and much more . . .

The EXPO is a smaller show that draws 6,000+ loyal patrons and serves as fundraiser for Metro Arts Alliance. All proceeds go to support Metro Arts community and educational outreach programs.


     Thursday, November 3rd, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. -     

         Ticketed Opening Night Preview

     Friday, November 4th, 10:00 am-8:00 pm-Free Show

     Saturday, November 5th, 10:00 am-6:00 pm-Free Show

The deadline to register is July 1st and the Jury Fee: $35.00


For more information about Metro Arts, the EXPO or other programs, call 515-280-3222 or visit  




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