Artist Application for
ArtFest Midwest 2021

Applications are currently closed through Zapplication. The Iowa Events Center has recently informed us that additional space will be made available for ArtFest Midwest 2021. In light of this, we'll be accepting additional artists on a case-by-case basis. 

Event Summary

ArtFest Midwest 2021, Iowa’s largest fine art show is an indoor event held in the rain-free, air-conditioned Hy-Vee Hall at the Iowa Events Center. ArtFest Midwest, an affordable alternative to the downtown show held on the same weekend, will be blocks away from that event and the popular downtown farmer's market that takes place each Saturday morning.  Admission to the show is free.

General Information

Dates of ArtFest Midwest 2021

  • Saturday, June 26 2021, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

  • Sunday, June 27, 2021, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Fine Arts Show:

  • The show is juried by a panel of artists who choose high-quality artists and craftspeople doing only handcrafted work. 

  • Booths are a generous 10 feet wide by 15 feet deep, with a limited number of corners available. Some double-wide spaces are also available.

  • NEW THIS YEAR. Electricity will be available for purchase through the Iowa Events Center.

  • NEW THIS YEAR. Set-up for the show will be Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.  Artists will receive a scheduled time for unloading to ensure the process goes smoothly.  Loading assistance will be available to assist artists.  

  • Free WiFi available to artists in Hy-Vee Hall.  

  • An Artist Lounge will be provided to all artists and helpers.

  • "Snack Bags" with a mix of snacks and a water bottle will be given to artists at the time of registration.   

  • A list of hotels will be provided prior to the show.

  • Security will be provided for entire weekend, with additional security Saturday night.


PROMOTIONAL BENEFITS provided to artists:

  • Each artist will be featured on our event website along with Facebook and other social media. 

  • E-postcard/flyer provided to distribute and email to artists' customers.

  • Email blast to growing distribution list of residents and customers in the Des Moines area, with a specific emphasis on the large number of customers who live and work in downtown Des Moines.

  • Event Promotion in a variety of both local and central Iowa media, including newspaper, radio, television, and digital advertising.  

Booth Information

Booth space fees will be paid through Zapplication in 2021. Electricity will be paid directly through the Iowa Events Center.

Jury Fee: $30
Booth fees: All single booth spaces are 10 feet wide by 15 feet deep
Single booth: $330
Double booth (20 x 15): $650
Corner (subject to availability): Additional $80

Electricity (purchased directly through the Iowa Events Center): $75

May 7, 2020            Deadline to confirm and pay booth fee