Prim Dolly by
Judy Mathis

Announcing Prim Folk Fest 2017 Schedule

In response to requests from collectors, artists and the folks from Clarion, Iowa, we are happy to offer two shows in 2017 - different, but in the same format. Each show will have a Friday evening Early Buy Celebration and Saturday sale open to the public. They will both be located at Decades Event Center in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Prim Folk Fest - Americana Fine Folk Art Festival

Because Summertime in the Heartland is time for flag-waving parades and small town celebrations, we've chosen an Americana theme for this event. We'll present folk artists with an array of different focuses from art dolls to fiber arts to painted pieces to teddy bears. There will be opportunities for artists to stretch their imaginations, think out of the box, and truly present their very best effort. This is a wonderful opportunity for collectors to score some exceptional pieces for their collections.

Teddy Bear Festival

In October the show will be an all-teddy bear and friends show. We'll celebrate the coming of fall and winter holidays with teddy bear artists from across the country.


The events will be held in Decades Event Center in West Des Moines. It has a wonderful vintage d├ęcor and it shares the building with an antique mall!

Early Buy Celebration - October Only

Come in to town on Friday evening 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. and get first chance to view and buy! Working in the Des Moines metro? Reward yourself after a long week at work by stopping by for an adult beverage and a delightful shopping experience.

Meet the artists. Enjoy a cash bar and conversation with other collectors. Your $20 Friday Early Buy Package will also get you into the show on Saturday.

Saturday's Sale

Saturday the showroom will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 3:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 (or for the October show included with your Friday Early Buy Package).

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