Attend ArtFest Midwest 2021

Dates and Times

Saturday, June 26, 2021  |  10:00am to 6:00pm

Sunday, June 27, 2021  |  10:00am to 5:00pm




Hy-Vee Hall at Iowa Events Center (New!)

730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309


Local, regional, and artists from all over the country participate in ArtFest Midwest annually in varying mediums and styles. Check out our past exhibitors! 2021 artists will be added soon.

Parking & Shuttle Transportation


From the West:

If you are traveling from the west, you may exit I-235 at the 7th Street or 3rd Street exits and enter the Iowa Events Center parking lot at the 5th Avenue entrance or the 3rd Street entrance.

From the East:
If you are traveling from the east, you may exit 1-235 at 3rd Street and go south to enter the Iowa Events Center parking lot. 

ArtFest Midwest Free Shuttle

A shuttle will be running to/from the Iowa Events Center and 12th & Walnut every half hour.

Street Parking

Street parking is available throughout downtown with the convenience of parking meters. Pay attention to the location and rates as many meters have different time limits and parking restrictions during certain times. Street parking is free on Sundays.

Iowa Events Center Parking

Parking is available north of the Iowa Events Center with entrances off of the following streets:

  • 3rd Street

  • 5th Avenue

  • Crocker Street

City-run parking garages are free on Sundays.

The Iowa Events Center surface parking lots offer the closest and most convenient access to the facility, and easy access to I-235 and other major routes after the event. ADA Accessible parking is available at the Iowa Events Center by entering the lot south of Crocker Street, next to Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. 


Cost: $10 for cars and trucks​. Credit Cards Are Now Accepted.

Parking Garages

City parking garages are located throughout downtown with convenient skywalk access to the Iowa Events Center. Payment for city garages is collected each time you enter the garage. The City of Des Moines recently completed a downtown parking signage system to give up to the minute details on where parking is available in the garages.​



ATMs are located in the Community Choice Main Concourse and HyVee Hall lobbies.



Permanent concessions stands are on site.


The Iowa Events center is wheelchair accessible, however, it does not provide wheelchairs to use during the show.

Are you an artist interested in applying to ArtFest Midwest?