Event Information

Waukee Arts Festival 2019

Centennial Park
Waukee, Iowa (Midwest)

Event Dates: 7/12/19 - 7/13/19
Application Deadline: 6/15/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 3 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (Application Fee): $5.00


Event Summary

As of 6/6/19 our festival has filled with approved applications. Artists are still welcome to apply, however, approved applications will be placed on a Wait List. Spaces may be available after the booth fee payment deadline of 6/15/19, or with any last-minute cancelations that happen before the event.

The Waukee Area Arts Council is pleased to present the 5th Annual Waukee Arts Festival on Friday, July 12th from 5pm-10pm and Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 9am-10pm in Centennial Park. The festival opens Friday night with artist exhibits beginning at 5pm, and a concert featuring the Brazilian 2wins 8pm-10pm.

The festival opens Saturday at 9am and will conclude with our feature concert by The Nadas 8pm-10pm.

The Waukee Arts Festival has quickly become Waukee's largest and best-attended summer event and draws attendance from across the Des Moines metro area and regionally.

The event will be supported with promotional television appearances, morning radio appearances, Iowa Public Radio spots, social media campaigns, online published event calendars, print media advertising, and local business promotional events.

In addition to the headline concerts, our festival also features accoustic music acts throughout the day, food trucks offering varied fare, a unique beer garden (now enlarged to allow patrons to carry beverages throughout the artist area), and a large Student Artist exhibit.


General Information
Judged Awards:
  • Best of Show $500
  • Second Place $300
  • Third Place $200
  • Best Exhibit $100

Artist Support:
  • Shuttles to and from parking
  • Free cooked breakfast Saturday morning (free will donations accepted)
  • Free coffee and donuts Saturday morning
  • Free bottled water brought to your booth
  • Booth sitter service

  • ‚ÄčOnly handmade items by the artist will be allowed. Commercially made items or resale is prohibited.
  • All exhibits must be in place and staffed no later than 30 minutes prior to the event opening to the public.
  • Exhibits must be open and staffed during all event hours you have requested in your application.
  • Artist must be onsite.
  • A tent is required for all exhibitors and it must be secured for wind to prevent injury or damage.
  • No generators are allowed except by prior arrangement with Festival Chair.
  • If you are a Friday night exhibitor you are required to provide your cell phone number for emergencies and unpredicted weather.

Booth Information
Single Booth Space $75 (12' wide, open on back side)
Double Booth Space $125 (24' wide, open on back side)
Student Artist Booth Space $35 (12' wide, open on back side)

Artists have the option of exhibiting during these times:
  • Friday 5-10pm (Optional, concert is 8-10pm, overnight security provided by private security firm)
  • Saturday 9am to 6pm
  • Saturday 9am to 10pm (Optional, concert is 8-10pm)

Booth fees are the same regardless of which hours you choose to exhibit, any or all options.
Detailed information including booth assignments, setup and teardown instructions, and any additional information will be sent out in emails to accepted artists in the weeks leading up to the event.

The following schedule will be used for any refund requests:
  • Application fees are not refundable.
  • A full refund of booth fees will be issued if cancelled before 4/14/19.
  • A 50% booth fee refund will be issued if cancelled 4/15/19 to 5/12/19.
  • No booth fee refunds will be issued for cancellations after 5/12/19.