How to Support Hide and Seek Ornament Artists All Year Long
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
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
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
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
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
Jen Leatherby is a multimedia artist specializing in fiber art and portraits, among other items.
2022 Hide and Seek ornaments by Jennifer Leatherby
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
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
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
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 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
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.