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Let us visit with you about sponsorship opportunities for the 2023 Des Moines Arts Festival.


Check out the Festival video below to become more familiar with the Festival then view our Sponsorship Prospectus to gather the details.


To learn more about available sponsorship opportunities, connect with Colleen Murphy at or (515) 416-6281.

About Our Sponsorships

At the Des Moines Arts Festival®, we believe in customizing a sponsorship package that works for you! Whether you are looking for branding or corporate giving, we have a broad selection of opportunities that include attaching your name to a project or special event. Many of these events have a longer shelf life than the three-day Festival.

If your goal is marketing, public relations or community giving, or a combination, we will find the right fit for your company. We’ll work with you to design a package that accomplishes the
goals of your business model.

Sponsorships begin at $5,000 and grow with the benefits you'll receive. We entertain both cash and in-kind inquiries and encourage participation. We’re proud of our generous partners who create magical and creative experiences during the Festival.

Corporations interested in making a charitable donation and enjoying VIP benefits may consider becoming a Festival Patron. Click HERE to explore the Patron Program.

Festival Facts

June 23 - 25, 2023 | Des Moines, IA

200,000+ guests

800+ community volunteers

26th Festival year

Our Guests

All ages attend with 39% between 35 - 60 years old;

63% female, 37% male;

35% never married, 49% married;

30# with income over $100,000; 73% own a home;

64% are college graduates and post-graduate;

Additional demographics available upon request.


Available Benefits Include

Naming Rights: Attach your company name or brand to the Festival or specialty area within the Festival.

Printed Materials: Posters (500), postcards (2,000), Advertisements, and Official Program (4,000).

Advertising: Radio, television, online, and print.

Website/Social Media: Listing or brand on Active and high-volume engagement with all social media channels.

News Releases: News releases issued by the Festival include sponsor names according to the level of investment. Dedicated news releases issued for certain programs and levels of investment.

Festival Program: 4,000 printed comprehensive guides to the Festival include advertisements and advertorials for sponsors.

Entry/Exit Towers: Company name or brand on towers at each major Festival entrance/exit.

Booth Space: On-site space and infrastructure to support the marketing of your brand.

Collateral: Your brand on support collateral for programs or other assets.

Exclusivity: Enjoy freedom from competitors.

Hospitality: Enjoy the hospitality of the Silent Rivers VIP Club, one of the nation's best designed and executed VIP suites. Complimentary food and beverages, plus the best seat in the house for viewing the Main Stage.



Valued as one of the most prestigious juried art fairs in the country, the Festival offers an electric variety of fine art and fine craft selected from a competitive jury process.


Dance, theatre and more perform on the streets and unexpected places. The Festival has hosted such greats as eVenti Verticali, Satyrus Jeering, Ballet Des Moines, Iowa Dance Theatre, and The Joffrey Ballet.


Throughout the Festival, guests of all ages have the opportunity to get creative and hands-on with art, music, dance, and more! These activities are found in sponsor booths and the Creative Family Zone.


Engaging children in the arts is an important objective because it furthers their appreciation, as well as educates them. Many interactive projects are designed to stimulate children's creative process.


Each year the Festival features a large-scale interactive art project that is assembled by the collective hands of the community. Past year's projects have included the now-famous Billboard Project.


With over 800 volunteers engaged annually, the Volunteer Program is strategically positioned to support and enable the festival to reach its goals. 


The award-winning merchandise program offers a wide range of current and fashionable original designs sold at two on-site Festival Stores and online through the Festival website.


The Silent Rivers VIP Club offers an incredible hospitality experience, providing the ideal location for enjoying the Festival in style and comfort.


Local, regional and national acts perform on the Main Stage and Roots Stage. Past headliners include The Strumbellas, Mat Kearney, Eddie Money, The Smithereens, Los Lobos, Gin Blossoms, and Saint Motel.


Celebrating its 16th year, the Interrobang Film Festival® merges traditional film production with public screenings, along with talk-backs, workshops and more in keeping with the Festival's value of guest interaction.


The Student Art Exhibition celebrates artists in grades K-12, exhibiting the original artwork of hundreds of students from Central Iowa schools.


The Emerging Iowa Artist Program provides a unique opportunity for Iowa residents currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a university, college or art school to apply for exhibit space at the Festival.


The Festival is committed to "reduce, reuse and repurpose" with environmentally friendly initiatives and a little creativity.


Presented by emerging and professional artists, artist demonstrations expose the creative process to festival guests.


Patrons provide a rare opportunity to engage with the Festival through individual financial and in-kind support. Festival patrons receive a wide assortment of benefits and access to exclusive events and offerings.


A wide variety of food options, paired with Iowa's craft beers, is one way to enjoy the culinary arts at the Festival. With over 20 food booths and a variety of Food Trucks, the Festival offers an eclectic mix of flavors.

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