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!