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How to Support Hide and Seek Ornament Artists All Year Long

Hide and Seek Ornament Artists

December 15, 2022

The 2022 Hide and Seek Ornaments You Keep event may be over, but you can still find items from the local artists who participated through the holiday season and beyond. While that event was “Finder’s Keeper’s!” for those searching Downtown Des Moines (DSM) neighborhoods, buy local directly from the artist and you’ll have your own ornament and other items to cherish or gift to a loved one.  

Where to Buy from Participating Artists Artist Rose Bell

Rose Bell 

Radiant Art By Rose Owner Rose Bell focuses on 100% handmade items, including jewelry collections and more.  

2022 Hide and Seek ornaments by Radiant Art By Rose

Sabrina Carper 

Creating through painting, fiber arts, kinetic sculpture and soft sculpture, Artist Sabrina Carper hosts exhibitions at Mainframe Studios. 

2022 Hide and Seek ornaments by Sabrina Carper Fine Arts

Sara Carlson 

Artist Sara Carlson has a hand in a little bit of everything — from fine arts to crafts to photography — when it comes to items available at Dark Phoenix Designs

2022 Hide and Seek ornaments by Dark Phoenix Designs

Megan Hammer 

Get your own felting kit at Megan Hammer Art or find the perfect felted ornament, felted fine art prints, art cards and more. 

2022 Hide and Seek ornaments by Megan Hammer Art

Nicole K. James 

Mosaics, ceramics, pinatas, printmaking — even public art pieces! Nicole K. James’ work is showcased in many products and across the region. 

2022 Hide and Seek ornaments by Nicole K. James

Jennifer Leatherby 

Jen Leatherby is a multimedia artist specializing in fiber art and portraits, among other items. 

2022 Hide and Seek ornaments by Jennifer Leatherby

Emily MacFarland 

A local ceramic artist, Emily MacFarland also works out of Mainframe Studios where she creates designs using the sgraffito method or creating designs by scratching a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting color. 

2022 Hide and Seek ornaments by Emily MacFarland Ceramics  

Jami Milne 

Artist Jami Milne focuses on photography, collage, mixed media and murals and serves as Creative Director at Ballet Des Moines. 

2022 Hide and Seek ornaments by Jami Milne

Tone the Movemaker 

Tone the Movemaker is the artist behind Designed by the Streets, recently collaborating with Operation Downtown and Property Owner Jesse Bunney to create the “Anything Is Possible” art installation in Downtown DSM. 

2022 Hide and Seek ornaments by Tone the Movemaker

Marion Nehmer 

Handmade ceramic vases, dishes and more by Marion Nehmer Pottery are the perfect gift, combining beauty with function. 

2022 Hide and Seek ornaments by Marion Nehmer Pottery

Hanna Piepel 

Specializing in ceramics and illustration, Hanna Piepel Design Studio offers jewelry, dishes and more in fun, colorful designs. 

2022 Hide and Seek ornaments by Hanna Piepel Design Studio

Jess Quinn Bird Ornament

Jess Quinn Art offers original paintings, children and adult classes and painting kits. Group classes are also perfect for corporate events, birthdays and more. 

2022 Hide and Seek ornaments by Jess Quinn Art  

Autumn Rozario Hall 

Working as a contemporary artist, Autumn Rozario Hall explores nature through creating paintings, magnets and ornaments.  

2022 Hide and Seek ornaments by Whispers of Autumn

Tim Schmitt 

Artist Tim Schmitt’s Hide and Seek ornaments were nature-themed, but his art includes a variety of creations at Brain Gravy Art.  

2022 Hide and Seek ornaments by Tim Schmitt

Thank you to all of the artists who participated in this year’s Hide and Seek Ornaments You Keep event! Interested in finding more ways to shop local? Check out the DSM Local web page or the #DSMlocal Buying Guide.

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.

Molly Atkins

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