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DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET PRESENTED BY UNITYPOINT HEALTH – DES MOINES WINS ADDY AWARDS

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

The Downtown Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines has won a pair of awards at the National American Advertising Awards Program (ADDYs) hosted by the American Advertising Federation Des Moines on Saturday evening.

The Market won a Silver ADDY in the category of Visual Illustration Series for chalkboard-themed illustrations promoting The Market’s 40th outdoor season as well as the Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. The Market also won a Judges’ Choice Award for its 2015 flyers, which used the illustrations. The illustrations were designed and drawn by Jenna Brownlee, Senior Graphic Designer at the Greater Des Moines Partnership.

“We are honored to receive these awards and to be recognized by leading professionals in the advertising industry,” said Kelly Foss, Director of The Market. “With each annual design we hope to capture the essence of The Market while generating excitement. We were thrilled when we received hundreds of request for this eye catching design from people who framed it to showcase their love for The Market by displaying it in their home or office.”

“These awards are a testament to Jenna’s creativity and dedication to communicating the essence of one of our marquee regional events through visual arts,” said Tiffany Tauscheck, Chief Communications Officer at the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “We are proud to have Jenna on our team to help us graphically, and visually, tell the stories of our region.”

The National American Advertising Awards Program is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative creative competition, recognizing creative excellence in the art of advertising.

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All media inquiries should be directed to Sophia S. Ahmad at (515) 286-4919 or sahmad@desmoinesmetro.com.

About the Downtown Farmers’ Market

The Downtown Farmers’ Market is presented by UnityPoint Health – Des Moines and produced by the Downtown Community Alliance. The Downtown Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday morning May – October in the Historic Court District in Downtown Des Moines. The Market also produces a Downtown Winter Farmers’ Market in November and December. The Downtown Community Alliance, a pillar of the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s work, provides a consistent and constant focus on developing and maintaining a vibrant downtown core. For more information please DesMoinesFarmersMarket.com, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DowntownFarmersMarket, Twitter and Instagram at @DTFarmersMarket  #DTFM