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Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is in for a "Tweet" Treat During Downtown DSM Tweet Week

June 9, 2021

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (June 9, 2021) – Greater Des Moines (DSM) residents and visitors are in for a surprise activation in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) this summer. The Greater Des Moines Partnership announced a collaboration with local artists for Downtown DSM Tweet Week. The event will begin on June 19 and conclude on June 27, the last day of the Des Moines Arts Festival®.

Each day of Tweet Week, an artist will hide 10 handcrafted ceramic birds in Downtown DSM and post photos on social media hinting to the locations. A total of 90 birds will be hidden by the artists throughout the duration of the event. General locations of the birds will include the Historic East Village, Western Gateway Park, Historic Court District and the Central Downtown area. Downtown DSM residents, workers and visitors are encouraged to go on a scavenger hunt for the birds and support local restaurants and retailers as they are exploring Downtown DSM.

The Partnership will also share the clues with participants on the @downtownDSMUSA Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Participants can follow Downtown DSM on all social platforms ahead of time to receive updated location hints.

“With unique events, amenities, restaurants and retailers, Downtown DSM is the place to be this summer,” said Tiffany Tauscheck, Chief Operations Officer at The Partnership. “We hope this surprise and delight activation gives residents from across the region a chance to experience the vibrancy of Downtown DSM in a different way.”

This activation is part of The Partnership’s Glad You’re Here | Love Downtown DSM series to encourage residents to explore Downtown DSM as more people begin to participate in Downtown activities and return to the office this summer.

Participants are encouraged to abide by the limit of one bird per one participant, and to share pictures of their new bird friend on social media using the hashtags #downtownDSM, #DSMlocal or #DSMUSA!

Learn more about Downtown DSM Tweet Week by visiting The Partnership’s website.

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 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 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.