Des Moines Arts Festival inducts seven creators into the 2022 Emerging Iowa Artist Program

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Guests at the 2022 Des Moines Arts Festival® presented by Nationwide will experience a showcase of emerging artists who will exhibit as part of the Emerging Iowa Artist program presented by Principal. The Emerging Iowa Artists booths will be located on Grand Ave. near 13th Street during the 25th Anniversary Festival, June 24 – 26, 2022, in downtown’s Western Gateway Park.

The Emerging Iowa Artists program offers a unique opportunity for visual artists, who are Iowa residents and currently enrolled in an institution of higher education, to showcase their talents at one of the nation’s most decorated arts festivals at no cost to them. The artists were selected through the same jury process which selected the professional artists for this year’s Festival. The jury was held in February.  

The Emerging Iowa Artists are part of the 195 artists that will be exhibiting and selling their work at the Festival this year. The following artists were selected by the jury for the Emerging Iowa Artist Program:

Alima Sula
, Cedar Falls

Kirkwood Community College


Ashley Craddock, Ankeny

Grandview University


Becca Hickok, Des Moines

Drake University


Haleigh Anderson, Ames

Iowa State University


Kayana Janay, Des Moines

Grandview University


Luke Schuster, Johnston

Univesidad de Antonio Nebrija


Megan Rohr, Oskaloosa

Central College