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RFQ Open For Artists To Participate In 4th & Court Walking Path Project

January 16, 2024

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (Jan. 16, 2024) – Operation Downtown, in partnership with the Greater Des Moines Partnership, and Knapp Properties are collaborating to bring a creative and unique transformation of the walking path near the 4th and Court parking garage in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). 

The goal of this project is to create an inviting walking path with a lighting display that provides additional illumination and vibrancy. The RFQ also encourages proposals to include additional art components that can help expand on the creative vision of the walking path. 

This opportunity is open to artists at least 18 years of age. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply. 

“We are excited for the opportunity to infuse art to creatively enhance the walking path in this Downtown DSM location,” said Amy Lego, Executive Director of Operation Downtown for The Partnership. “We are grateful to our partners and all property owners who look for ways to add vibrancy to their spaces. We look forward to finding the artist or artists who will be part of bringing this project to life.” 

The deadline for artists to respond to the RFQ is closed. 

About Operation Downtown 

Created to help make Downtown Des Moines (DSM) a safer, cleaner place to work, live and visit, Operation Downtown is classified as a Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District (SSMID). The mission is keeping Downtown DSM safe, clean, welcoming and vibrant, in support of a positive experience. Programs include trash cleanup, flower planting and visitor assistance. Operation Downtown, a 501(c)6, was formed in 1998 by business leaders to provide enhanced services that are not provided by the City of Des Moines. Today, the Greater Des Moines Partnership is a partner of Operation Downtown and helps keep DSM among the highest-rated, most vibrant regions in the country.

About Downtown DSM, Inc.  

Downtown DSM, Inc. is part of the Greater Des Moines Partnership and is dedicated to ensuring the continued growth of Downtown Des Moines (DSM). A strong region needs a strong Downtown. Downtown DSM, Inc. leads efforts to drive development, placemaking and events in Downtown DSM. It promotes a strong Downtown through integration of retail, restaurants, businesses, housing, events and placemaking.  

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership  

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.