Seattle Folks:

If you’re on the south-end

The Des Moines Arts Commission is hosting its inaugural Poverty Bay Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25th in and around the downtown Des Moines Marina District.  The festival will feature art displays in local businesses, dedication of a new downtown mural by Chandelle Anderson on S. 219th Street between Marine View Drive and 7th Ave, several performances and a poetry slam with prizes.  The entry deadline for artists and businesses to register to participate is fast approaching on July 23rd.  Please visit the event website at  A full list of summer arts activities in Des Moines is available at

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