Girls happily reading their books - at Orchard Place Des Moines

ARTFEST MIDWEST Continues Generous Support of Orchard Place


Orchard Place, mental health experts for Iowa’s children, is appreciative of this year’s ARTFEST MIDWEST Silent Auction that will be held to benefit Orchard Place June 28 & 29.  Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of ArtFest Midwest artists, community donors and attendees who have made auction purchases, more than $20,000 has been donated to Orchard Place.

The 12th annual juried art fair event is held the same weekend as the Des Moines Arts Festival and will feature more than 220 artists.  ArtFest Midwest is offered as an alternative, affordable art show complimenting the downtown event.  Free admission and a free shuttle will be provided to the Varied Industries building.

More information on ArtFest Midwest can be found at:

Information on the silent auction benefiting Orchard Place can be found at:

About Orchard Place:

Orchard Place is the oldest locally-based charity in Des Moines providing mental health treatment and expertise for Iowa’s kids.  Our inpatient, outpatient and community program serves nearly 8,000 children from birth to age 22 annually.  Four operating divisions work under the Orchard Place umbrella of services:  Child Guidance Center, Orchard Place Campus, PACE Juvenile Center and the Integrated Health Program.  More information can be found at