Chris Dahlquist to be Announced as 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival® Featured Artist and Bravo Greater Des Moines to be Awarded the G. David Hurd Innovator in the Arts Award
2018 Des Moines Arts Festival® Preview Celebration
Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50311
Des Moines Arts Festival Executive Director Stephen King is announcing Chris Dahlquist as the 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival Featured Artist and unveiling the 2018 commemorative poster with its original artwork called “Mile Marker 641.” In addition, the Festival will honor Bravo Greater Des Moines with the G. David Hurd Innovator in the Arts Award. This annual recognition stands to honor the legacy of G. David Hurd and goes to an individual or organization who exemplifies the pursuit of innovation in the arts.
The 2018 original artwork and poster will be on display with remarks from Stephen King, Des Moines Arts Festival Executive Director; the 2018 DMAF Featured Artist, Chris Dahlquist; Sally Dix, Executive Director of Bravo Greater Des Moines, the 2018 G. David Hurd Innovator in the Arts Award recipient.
- Stephen King, Des Moines Arts Festival Executive Director
- Chris Dahlquist, 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival Featured Artist
- Sally Dix, Executive Director of Bravo Greater Des Moines, the 2018 G. David Hurd Innovator in the Arts Award recipient
- Susan Patterson Plank, Des Moines Arts Festival Board Chair
About the Des Moines Arts Festival®
The Gold Grand Pinnacle Award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival® is a free annual three-day arts and culture festival the last weekend in June surrounding the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park and is presented by The Des Moines Register. The Festival would also not be possible without the support of Bravo Greater Des Moines, Principal?, MidAmerican Energy, and Prairie Meadows. DMAF invites you to “go where it takes you…” by engaging with 180 invited professional visual artists, emerging Iowa artists, the cutting-edge Interrobang Film Festival, live music, performing arts, interactive arts activities, award-winning community outreach programs, live artist workshops and demonstrations, artisan food, and beverages for every taste. The Des Moines Arts Festival is presented by Nationwide and sponsored by Bravo Greater Des Moines, Prairie Meadows, Principal, and MidAmerican Energy.
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