September 14-29, 2012

artstop celebrated its final year in 2012.


Thank you to our

Historic East Village District + Court Avenue District


participating districts.

Historic Valley Junction District + Roosevelt District



Ingersoll Avenue District + Western Gateway District



artstop celebrated its final year in 2012. Thank you to everyone who made this event possible.

The idea of artstop originated at a memorial for local arts advocate Jan Shotwell, and it grew into a large, annual event encompassing the Metro area. We are proud of our accomplishments: introducing the community to many cultural districts and neighborhoods in our city, providing opporunities for visual and performing artists to showcase their talents, and building awareness of the variety of unique local businesses in the districts.

Thank you to our sponsors, local businesses and the greater Des Moines art community for your support of our event.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

artstop Committee 
Mary Brubaker
Sheila Linskens
Jim Miller
David Schmitz
Sheena Thomas
Connie Wilson
Susan Watts 

The artstop committee extends a special thank you to the granting agencies, financial partners, media sponsors, visual and performing venues, supporting individuals, business associations and Cultural and Entertainment Districts that made artstop possible.

Greater Des Moines Public Arts Foundation Bravo Greater Des Moines Prairie Meadows West Bank Principal Financial Group City of West Des Moines
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