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Register artist Mark Marturello visited the 2018 Des Moines Arts Festival recently to capture scenes and set-up at Western Gateway Park. This sketchbook appears in the July 1, 2018 Register. Mark Marturello/The Register

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People attending an exclusive dinner party next month will get a sneak peek of the lineup of artists at this year's Des Moines Arts Festival.

REVEAL, a dinner party for about 200 people, will give attendees a chance to see which artists will show their artwork in June.

The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Principal Atrium, 711 High St., with a VIP pre-party from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The menu for the event was Sodexo. The pre-party also features appetizers. An open bar of beer and wine will be provided.

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From Feb. 5-7, more than 1,100 professional artist applicants are narrowed down by a rigorous jury process to the 180 selectees who will showcase their works at the Des Moines Arts Festival. 

REVEAL event highlights: 

  • Go behind-the-scenes with Stephen King, Des Moines Arts Festival executive director, to get the first look at the artists who will show at the festival in June. 
  • Exclusive art tours of Principal’s private collection. 
  • Dinner and cocktails inside the Principal Atrium.
  • Live art demonstrations and an art throw down.
  • Raffle prizes with the purchase of tickets.

Individual tickets to the REVEAL dinner party are $125 and table purchases start at $900 and can be purchased online at squareup.com/store/DMAF-REVEAL. Artist and young professional discounts are available. For more information, visit desmoinesartsfestival.org/reveal2019.

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The Des Moines Arts Festival

The 2019 Des Moines Arts Festival takes place June 28-30 and will showcase central Iowa’s vibrant arts and cultural community. The annual three-day arts and culture festival is free to the public.

The festival surrounds the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines and features 180 invited professional and emerging Iowa artists, the Interrobang Film Festival, live music, performing arts, interactive arts activities, community outreach programs, live artist workshops and demonstrations, artisan food, and beverages for every taste. 

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