The City of Des Moines invites you to be part of the award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival. The Des Moines Arts Festival (DMAF) is one of the nation’s most respected arts events hosting 194 of the nation’s top artists in a beautiful urban street setting surrounding the 4.4 acre John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. The outdoor Festival of arts and culture attracts more than 200,000 people each year to its downtown location in Iowa’s capital city and largest metropolitan area. DMAF is a show dedicated to the highest standards and works diligently to maintain a positive environment for artists and their clients. DMAF is a non-profit organization founded by the Des Moines Art Center. The Festival contributes more than $50,000 annually from its proceeds to support the Des Moines Art Center, numerous area non-profit organizations and the continuation of the DMAF.