Artists, music, parking and more

Three days of art, music and film will take over Western Gateway Park in Des Moines as the Des Moines Arts Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary June 24-26.

Stephen King, the executive director of the Des Moines Art Festival, has been with the festival for 16 years and has seen it expand to include more artists and programming.

“As we all know, Iowans like to hibernate during the winter,” King joked. “So it’s a great opportunity for them to jump over there and see everyone again. I also think one of the biggest draws is the artists, being able to see the two artists who have been here before and then also just going out to see who’s new, what the new work is like and trying to explore something new.”

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