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We were thrilled that 40 local artists participated in the contest. With over 64 pieces of artwork submitted, our panel's selection process was challenging. The review panel included Parks and Rec employees and the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation board members. As a final result, eight pieces of artwork were selected as contest winners and will be on display within the Bike Trail Art Corridors Project.

The Bike Trail Art Corridor aims to bring  artful elements to one of our City’s most popular amenities that is accessible to all residents and visitors; while providing an opportunity for local artwork to be displayed in a non-conventional format. The Parks and Recreation Department is extremely excited for this project to showcase local artwork on our trail system, which will add to the ever-growing public art collection within our city and provide trail users exposure to local artists. We estimate 4.6 million trail uses annually across the City of Des Moines Trail network.

Parks and Recreation Department is excited to showcase the winners of our a local artwork submission contest
2 - Contest Winner-Diane Bohlen
3 - Contest Winner-Jessica Gomez
4 - Contest Winner-Autumn Rozario Hall
5 - Contest Winner-Mike Hiatt
6 - Contest Winner-Julie King
7 -Contest Winner-Emily Lawson
8 - Contest Winner-Paula Maxheim
9- Contest Winner-Paula McArthur

We want to thank all local DSM artists who submitted work to the contest. Without the participation of Des Moines local artists, this project wouldn't be what we had envisioned. 

The installation of the Bike Trail Art Corridor project is estimated to be complete by the end of June 2022. 

For more information regarding the Bike Trail Art Corridor Project click