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Des Moines Arts Festival® and Silent Rivers Design+Build Announce RESONANT FiELDS Reception

May 24, 2018

Des Moines, IA May 24, 2018 — Silent Rivers Design+Build and the Des Moines Arts Festival® announce the return of one of their collaborations, a roving gallery called #DMAFcurated. The second annual exhibition, “RESONANT FiELDS,” will open June 1 at Mars Café and will stay on exhibit through June 20, when it will move to Western Gateway Park as part of the Festival. The event can be found on Facebook here.

"Curation of the art we select for our homes provides a deeper narrative about why we purchase and collect, generating a collective story about the artwork and our relationship with it,” said Chaden Halfhill, artist, sculptor and founder of Silent Rivers Design+Build.


Exhibit opening featuring works from five professional artists exhibiting at the 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival 


Friday, June 1 from 5:30 to 7PM 


Mars Café (2318 University Avenue, Des Moines IA 50311)


The event is free and open to the public. RSVPs are requested in advance on Facebook here


Get a sneak peek at selected works by selected Festival artists. Gallery to include pieces by Gaston Carrio, Amee Ellis, Joseph Graci, Leslie Anne Guinan and Robert Matthews


DMAF Curated is an extension to the Des Moines Arts Festival and its vision to strengthen a vibrant and creative community. It is an example of how to bring together, or curate, a personal collection of art that resonates both as individual pieces and a cohesive collection that inspires a deeper appreciation of the world around us.

The art show will be on display at Mars Cafe until it moves to the Rivers VIP Club on the grounds of the Des Moines Arts Festival, where the exhibit will expand into a creative experience with arts and culture programs and conversations complemented by Mars Cafe beverages and light fare.

The VIP experience is available by purchasing a tax-deductible patron package to ensure this award-winning festival remains a free and vital part of our community’s culture. Learn more here: desmoinesartsfestival.com/patron.

About the Des Moines Arts Festival®

The eleven-time Grand Pinnacle Award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival presented by Nationwide will be held June 22-24, 2018. This free annual three-day arts and culture festival will surround the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. 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.

For more information please visit us online at www.desmoinesartsfestival.org or socialize with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DesMoinesArtsFestival, Twitter at @DMArtsFestival, Instagram at @desmoinesartsfestival, Pinterest at @dmartsfest, on YouTube and on LinkedIn.  #GoWhereItTakesYou #DMAF #DMAF2018 #Nationwide #MakeSafeHappen

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Belle Du Chene at (646) 712-2196 or email Belle at bduchene@desmoinesartsfestival.org.