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Executive Director of Des Moines Arts Festival® Stephen King elected to BRAVO Greater Des Moines Board of Directors

October 22, 2015

Stephen King, Executive Director of the award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival®, was recently elected to the Bravo Greater Des Moines Board of Directors. King has been with The Festival for 10 years, and will serve on Bravo's board as a Cultural Organizations Representative. 

"I'm thrilled to be able to work with such a dynamic organization as Bravo Greater Des Moines," said Stephen King. "The missions of both Bravo and the Festival align well to make Des Moines a vibrant place to live. I'm excited to bring my enthusiasm for elevating the cultural economy to this board to help achieve long-term success for arts and culture in central Iowa."

The mission of Bravo Greater Des Moines is to provide reliable funding and support that strengthens arts, culture and heritage organizations serving Greater Des Moines (DSM). "Bravo's vision is for arts, culture and heritage organizations to be recognized and supported as vital contributors to the region's vibrant quality of life," said Sally Dix, Executive Director of Bravo. "Stephen's work to promote art from all genres at the Des Moines Arts Festival, and his experience as a collaborator and partner with many local arts organizations makes him an excellent addition to our Board of Directors. His passion and expertise for the arts will complement our work. "

About 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. The Festival 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 demonstrations, artisan food, and beverages for every taste.  For more information please visit us online at desmoinesartsfestival.org or socialize with us on Facebook at facebook.com/DesMoinesArtsFestival, twitter at @DMArtsFestival and Instagram at desmoinesartsfestival. #GoWhereItTakesYou #DMAF2016.