Downtown Street Painting 2013


Participation in the Downtown Street Painting event allows you to promote your organization and share your connections with Drake and Des Moines. Your square will remain painted and will be viewed by the thousands who enjoy the activities that take place on Court Avenue throughout the year.

Thank you to the businesses and organizations who participated in the 2013 street painting event! Here are the winners from 2013.

Best design (nonprofit): Court Avenue Business Association
Best theme (nonprofit): PACE Day Treatment Center
Best design (corporate): Ruan Transportation Management Systems
Best theme (corporate): RDG Planning & Design
Best overall: Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity

 If you have questions about the event, please contact Elizabeth Tesar at or at 515-271-3378.

Your Square:

  • Squares will measure approximately 4 feet wide and 4 feet high 
  • Paint must meet specific criteria as outlined in the style guide
  • Judges will decide winning squares 
  • Winning squares will be featured on and will receive awesome awards

Downtown Street Painting offers:

  • Community exposure—share your logo, website, etc.
  • A team-building project
  • An easy and affordable way to show support for the community