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Local Artists Share Handmade Ornaments During Hide and Seek in Downtown DSM

Hide and Seek Artists

December 8, 2022

Hide and Seek Ornaments You Keep is underway in neighborhoods across Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Local artists have begun hiding their ornaments near shops, restaurants and other local businesses. While you’re out hunting, support local by dining out, purchasing holiday gifts and services and getting to know business owners within the community.  

Autumn Rozario 

The first local artist featured during Hide and Seek Ornaments You Keep was Autumn Rozario, a Des Moines artist whose goal is to help people reconnect with nature. Her ornaments for the event, hidden around the Historic East Village, were of the fairytale, whimsical variety featuring native plants and botanicals you might find in an unkept urban garden. Rozario said art is meant to be shared and involving the community through Hide and Seek is an opportunity for everyone. Hear more in the video below:


Antonio Roddy 

Designed by the Streets Owner Antonio Roddy, also known as Tone the Movemaker, has a studio at Mainframe Studios, where he created ornaments that were hidden around Western Gateway on Dec. 3 as part of the downtown activation. Using a new machine — one of only 15 sold so far in the country — that allows the artist to dye thread any color, Roddy created his ornaments using embroidery and 3D printing. Hear more in the video below: 


There’s still time to enjoy Hide and Seek Ornaments You Keep. This weekend, search for ornaments from the following local artists: 

Tone the Movemaker Ornament

  • Nicole James (Friday, Dec. 9) 
  • Emily MacFarland (Saturday, Dec. 10) 
  • Tim Schmitt (Saturday, Dec. 10) 
  • Sara Carlson (Sunday, Dec. 11) 
  • Jess Quinn (Sunday, Dec. 11)   

Downtown Des Moines (DSM) activations pop up from time to time, and these events provide fun for the whole family! Check out Hide and Seek and other events in Downtown DSM. The 2022 Downtown DSM activations series is sponsored by MidAmerican Energy and Prairie Meadows.   

More Downtown Des Moines (DSM) restaurants are opening all the time. Don’t miss out on bakeries, brunch, breakfast, lunch, dinner, pizza, seafood, bars and breweries in downtown. Here’s the in on where to eat locally in Downtown DSM.

Molly Atkins

Molly Atkins is Events Specialist at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.