Author Archives: Suzanne Hull

BySuzanne Hull

DMEHA Receives Iowa Arts Council Art Project Grant

Des Moines European Heritage Association is pleased to announce that it has received an Art Project Grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a
division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Grant funds will support the programming stage at Christkindlmarket Des Moines, December 2 – 4, 2016.

The Art Project Grant supports the creation and presentation of new artwork, development of an arts experience or formation of an arts education program. Project grants provide support to positively impact the vitality of the arts in Iowa by creating arts opportunities that are accessible to all Iowans. The Arts Project Grant will be used to support a variety of performances on the programming stage.

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and its three divisions – the Iowa Arts Council, Produce Iowa-State Office of Media Production and the State Historical Society of Iowa – empower Iowa to build and sustain culturally vibrant communities by connecting Iowans to the people, places and points of pride that define our state. The department’s work enables Iowa to be recognized as a state that fosters creativity and serves as a catalyst for innovation where the stories of Iowa are preserved and communicated to connect past, present and future generations.

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Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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BySuzanne Hull

Christmas in July Moonlight Ride!

Des Moines European Heritage Association planned the perfect night out to get your Christmas fix! We held our inaugural Christmas in July Moonlight Ride on July 16 with all funds raised going to support Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2016.

Before cruising through Clive and West Des Moines along a 17-mile route, participants enjoyed live music at 515 Brewing Company. After the ride, participants re-hydrated with a 515 Brewing Company craft beer.

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Gift certificates and water bottles were given as prizes for best individual costume, best-decorated bike or helmet and best team theme. Check out all of the pictures on Facebook and from Gail’s Photography and Designs, one of our sponsors.

AT&T was also on hand to discuss their products as well as to give away a FitBit HR and UE Boom 2 Waterproof Speaker as door prizes for registered riders.

We hope to see you all again next year!

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Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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BySuzanne Hull

A Successful Trip to 80/35!

The 2016 80/35 Music Festival, took place July 8 and 9, and offered local organizations the opportunity to participate in the Community Village. The Community Village is a unique opportunity for area nonprofits and music organizations to connect with like-minded 80/35 festival goers through engaging activities and interactive exhibits.

We built our wooden vendor stall at the intersection of 13th Street and Grand Avenue where both children and adults could make a holiday ornament. Check out some of our pictures!

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Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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BySuzanne Hull

DMEHA at Valley Junction Farmers Market

Come check us out at the Valley Junction Farmers Market and Music in the Junction on July 21 from 4 – 8pm

This weekly Farmers Market and Music in the Junction concert series is home to over 100 weekly vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, plants and flowers, arts and crafts and prepared foods.

Music in the Junction is held from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, with music starting at 6:00 pm.

This week’s band is: ABBY NORMAL

This week’s 300 Block activity is: Vintage Tractor Night

ALL events are free to attend, with food and beverage available throughout the district.

Click HERE to view this week’s vendor map

See you there!

BySuzanne Hull

VOM FASS Des Moines | Bronze Sponsor

We’re pleased to have Vom Fass Des Moines as a Bronze Sponsor of Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2016.

Vom Fass Des Moines is locally owned and managed by Melissa Bartholomew and offers exclusive cask-aged vinegars, exquisite oils, unique spirits and liqueurs direct from the cask, as well as select wines. The shop opened March 2012 and is centrally located in Des Moines in The Shops at Roosevelt at 833 42nd St., with easy access off I235. Check out their Virtual Tour then stop in and take a the real tour — sampling included!

 

Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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BySuzanne Hull

Follow-up From Des Moines Arts Festival

As you might have noticed from our posts lately, there is a lot to do this summer in Des Moines. We’ve already visited the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market and hosted a Dine to Donate program at Granite City. Don’t worry if you missed out. There’s still much more to come. We’ll be celebrating Christmas in July with a moonlight bike ride on July 16.

Check out the photos below from our booth at the Des Moines Arts Festival. The Prairie Meadows Community Outreach Program allows non-profit organizations to connect with the public. Both children and adults had a fun time making a paper ornament and learning more about Des Moines European Heritage Association and Christkindlmarket Des Moines.

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Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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BySuzanne Hull

Des Moines European Heritage Association at 80/35

The 2016 80/35 Music Festival, taking place July 8 and 9, offers local organizations the opportunity to participate in the Community Village. The Community Village is a unique opportunity for area nonprofits and music organizations to connect with like-minded 80/35 festival goers through engaging activities and interactive exhibits.

Visit our wooden vendor stall at the intersection of 13th Street and Grand Avenue to make a holiday ornament and to learn more about Des Moines European Heritage Association and Christkindlmarket Des Moines.

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About 80/35

80/35 is ready to begin it’s 9th life with two days of music in the heart of downtown Des Moines at Western Gateway Park, with three stages and more than 40 acts. Organized by the non-profit Des Moines Music Coalition, 80/35 was founded in 2008 with the vision to spark growth in the city’s live music economy — to think outside the box to further enhance a creative, vibrant culture.

Nine years later, the Des Moines music scene has played a pivotal role in improving the city’s quality of life. Bands are no longer merely passing through Des Moines via Interstates 80 and 35. They are stopping here and playing to bigger audiences than ever before. We believe in the power of music. To wake the spirit of the people and stir the street.

Friday, July 8
DOORS: 4 pm
MUSIC: 5 – 11 pm
Saturday, July 9
DOORS: 11 am
MUSIC: NOON – 11 pm
WESTERN GATEWAY PARK
13th and Locust, Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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Sponsor Spotlight | Ankeny Auto Body 1

Christkindlmarket Des Moines is excited to welcome Ankeny Auto Body 1 as a vendor stall sponsor.

Since 1978, Ankeny Auto Body 1 has provided its customers with friendly, expert collision repair service. As a family-owned enterprise, Ankeny Auto Body 1 has consistently adhered to its mission and values, positioning the business as one of the most respected collision repair centers in Iowa.

A commitment to quality and safety make Ankeny Auto Body 1 the collision repair center of choice for fleet and personal vehicles. The use of cutting-edge technology is present in all collision repairs and Ankeny Auto Body 1 guarantees its work with a lifetime warranty.

Thank you for your support!

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Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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BySuzanne Hull

Suzanne Hull on Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie

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Listen in as Suzanne Hull, Board President of the Des Moines European Heritage Association, shares why is it important, who they serve, and what they’ve got planned for upcoming events:  Listen to the Podcast Now!

 

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Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only hour-long, business broadcast in the Midwest. You can catch them at 5:05PM on AM-940, FM-104.5 or in HD at 103.3 HD2. It is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications a full service advertising/consulting agency based in Des Moines. Connect with The Business News Hour on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour and, for more, here is their Facebook Page.

 

Des Moines European Heritage Association connects Iowans with European traditions, language education and cultural experiences; and it provides resources and tools to other cultural heritage organizations.

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BySuzanne Hull

The Museum of Danish America | Platinum Sponsor

We’re please to have The Museum of Danish America join us as a Platinum Sponsor of the inaugural Christkindlmarket Des Moines taking place this December 2 – 4, 2016.

The Museum of Danish America (formerly the Danish Immigrant Museum) is a national museum located in Elk Horn, Iowa. Its mission is to “celebrate Danish roots and American dreams.”

They offer a variety of exhibitions, collections, genealogical resources/collections and information on Danish-American culture.

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