South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival

South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival The South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival is a yearly event showcasing local artists. It's a lively event with artist demonstrations & refreshments.

Two men with a vision created the South Des Moines Sculpture Park & South Des Moines Art Festival. The South Des Moines Sculpture Park is located at the corner of SW 8th & McKinley. In the 1930's & 40's, The Des Moines Railway System's trolley cars used this location as a stop. This narrow strip of land became an eyesore. Southside residents Chuck Mettler and Phil Barber decided to purchase the land. They began cutting the weeds and grass, trimming the trees, and removing the trash and debris from the property. These two citizens funded the project on their own. They have created sculptures and try to add a new sculpture or 2 each year. These two friends not only create these sculptures, they have created The South Des Moines Art Festival. Barber and Mettler share their artistic talents and their passion for art with their community.

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09/14/2018

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The weather looks AMAZING for this weekend! Make sure to join us on Saturday at the South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival!

Please join us this year for the 10th Annual South Des Moines Art Festival to celebrate art awareness!Saturday - Septemb...
08/03/2018

Please join us this year for the 10th Annual South Des Moines Art Festival to celebrate art awareness!

Saturday - September 15 9AM-5PM

See you there!

South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival's cover photo
08/03/2018

South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival's cover photo

South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival
08/03/2018

South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival

South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival's cover photo
08/03/2018

South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival's cover photo

South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival's cover photo
08/28/2017

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South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival's cover photo
07/21/2017

South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival's cover photo

2017 SDM Sculpture Festival - Saturday, Sept 16th.....Don't miss it......
07/21/2017

2017 SDM Sculpture Festival - Saturday, Sept 16th.....Don't miss it......

Again this year, we will be awarding a $1,000 Art Scholarship to a Lincoln High School student. #LincolnHighSchoolDesMoi...
09/15/2016

Again this year, we will be awarding a $1,000 Art Scholarship to a Lincoln High School student. #LincolnHighSchoolDesMoines

Don't miss this year's South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Show!  #ArtFestivals #DesMoinesArt #SouthSideDesMoines #Sculp...
09/15/2016

Don't miss this year's South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Show! #ArtFestivals #DesMoinesArt #SouthSideDesMoines #SculpturePark

South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival's cover photo
06/23/2016

South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival's cover photo

The latest installation at the South Des Moines Sculpture Park – Giant Binder Clip.  The clip itself weighs 350 lbs.
06/23/2016

The latest installation at the South Des Moines Sculpture Park – Giant Binder Clip. The clip itself weighs 350 lbs.

The South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival is set for Saturday, September 17, 2016, at the South Des Moines Sculpt...
06/22/2016

The South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival is set for Saturday, September 17, 2016, at the South Des Moines Sculpture Park located at S.W. 8th & McKinley on the south side of Des Moines, from 9am – 5pm. Check back often for more details!

06/21/2016

This year's art show will be held on Saturday, September 13th, 2016!

06/10/2016
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South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival

Please be sure to mark your calendars! This years 8th Annual South Des Moines Art Festival is scheduled be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at the South Des Moines Sculpture Park located at S.W. 8th & McKinley. More information to come!!

03/27/2016

Please be sure to mark your calendars! This years 8th Annual South Des Moines Art Festival is scheduled be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016, at the South Des Moines Sculpture Park located at S.W. 8th & McKinley. More information to come!!

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Artist demonstration
09/19/2015

Artist demonstration

Come on down to the art fair, everyone!
09/19/2015

Come on down to the art fair, everyone!

Over 20 artists will be showing their wares at the South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Show this Saturday, September 19t...
09/17/2015

Over 20 artists will be showing their wares at the South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Show this Saturday, September 19th! Free food, entertainment, a Collaborative Art Project and
Silent Auction to benefit the Sculpture Park. Please share with your friends and family!

Photo: Pique Assiette Mosaic Wall tile by Melissa Miller

We are excited to announce a collaborative art project facilitated by artist Ruth Brail-Freeman:GREENFACECollaborative a...
09/17/2015
artworkbyruth - ARTWORK by ruth

We are excited to announce a collaborative art project facilitated by artist Ruth Brail-Freeman:

GREENFACE
Collaborative art
Silent auction to benefit our fine
South Des Moines Sculpture Park Festival

I upcycle discarded cosmetics and use them as pigment. You can too!

GREEN Express how nature is moving you today

GREEN Squeeze one more use out of discarded products;
even our canvas is a palimpsest, reusing the canvas

FACE Well, you get it

• Use our discarded cosmetics as pigment to express how nature is moving you today
• Use your fingers to move pigment on canvas
• Use what you have in pocket or purse
o Swipe and smear your lipstick
o Sketch with your pen
o Wad your gum creatively

Please be generous - top bid gets canvas, full bid goes to our fine
South Des Moines Sculpture Park Festival.
Bid sheet at "artwork by ruth" tent.

http://www.artworkbyruth.com/

Abstract wall & table art using nontraditional materialsReal coin & stone jewelry - wear your treasured coinsThreaded envelopes & haiku cardsWritewords: right words for plays, songs, marketingOuttake: voiceovers, singing, acting, directingRefresh: caterin

Don't forget to join us this Saturday, September 19th, for the 7th Annual Art Festival!  Again this year, we will be awa...
09/16/2015

Don't forget to join us this Saturday, September 19th, for the 7th Annual Art Festival! Again this year, we will be awarding a $1,000 Art Scholarship to a Lincoln High School student.

The South Side Sculpture Park is this coming Saturday!  Outdoors, over 20 original local artists, with free food, entert...
09/13/2015

The South Side Sculpture Park is this coming Saturday! Outdoors, over 20 original local artists, with free food, entertainment, and animals visiting from Blank Park Zoo! .

Please share and tell your friends about the 7th Annual South Side Sculpture Park Art Festival!
09/03/2015

Please share and tell your friends about the 7th Annual South Side Sculpture Park Art Festival!

09/03/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT: Phil Barber
Brewer Food Service
Work: 244-7788
Cell: 681-1989
[email protected]
page: 7th Annual South Des Moines Art Festival

SOUTH DES MOINES SCULPTURE PARK – ART FESTIVAL

Des Moines, Iowa
Saturday, September 19, 2015

The South Des Moines Sculpture Park will be hosting the 7th Annual South Des Moines Art Festival on Saturday, September 19, 2015. The event includes the work of over 25 local art vendors and is free to the public. The festival offers free parking, shuttle service, free entertainment, art demonstrations, free food and refreshments. In addition, volunteers facilitate a children’s activity tent and there will be participation from the Blank Park Zoo and Animal Lifeline of Iowa. This year the South Des Moines Art Festival will again be awarding a $1,000 Art Scholarship to a Lincoln High School student.

In 2007, Phil Barber purchased a narrow tract of land located at the southeast corner of S.W.8th & McKinley. The tract of weed covered ground was originally owned by the Des Moines Railway System. The trash was removed, weeds mowed, ditches filled in and drain pipe installed. Then, the first sculpture was installed. In the last 7 years, an additional 10 sculptures have been installed. The most recent of which will debut at this year’s festival.

The mission of the South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival is to create a free venue that encourages a better understanding of the arts and brings awareness to local artists and entertainers. The park serves to present the locality in a more positive fashion.

What: South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival

Where: S.W. 8th & McKinley
Des Moines, Iowa 50315

When: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Time: 9AM to 5PM

For more information, contact: Phil Barber

The South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival is coming up!
09/03/2015

The South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival is coming up!

08/08/2015

The 7th Annual South Des Moines Sculpture Park Art Festival is coming up! Saturday, September 19th, 2015, at the South Des Moines Sculpture Park at S.W. 8th and McKinley.

There will be 20 to 25 art vendors, all local artists, as well as our friends from the South Side Zoo, Animal Lifeline of Iowa, and the Des Moines Social Club!

The event offers free parking, shuttle service, free food and entertainment, a children's activity tent!
Once again, we will be awarding a $1000 Art Scholarship to a Lincoln High School student.

Join us from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 29th!
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08/08/2015

Two men with a vision created the South Des Moines Sculpture Park & South Des Moines Art Festival. The South Des Moines Sculpture Park is located at the corner of SW 8th & McKinley.

In the 1930's & 40's, The Des Moines Railway System's trolley cars used this location as a stop. This narrow strip of land became an eyesore. Southside residents Chuck Mettler and Phil Barber decided to purchase the land. They began cutting the weeds and grass, trimming the trees, and removing the trash and debris from the property.

These two citizens funded the project on their own. They have created sculptures and try to add a new sculpture or 2 each year. These two friends not only create these sculptures, they have created The South Des Moines Art Festival. Barber and Mettler share their artistic talents and their passion for art with their community.

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SW 8th St & McKinley Ave
Des Moines, IA
50315

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