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See our CED designation on Ingersoll & 28th

The next time you are traveling along Ingersoll Avenue, keep an eye out for our new sign recognizing our district as an official Iowa Cultural & Entertainment District. The Avenues of Ingersoll & Grand earned this designation in July 2020 from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The sign was recently just placed on the corner of 28th Street and Ingersoll Avenue.

The Cultural & Entertainment District (CED) program designates areas that are already recognized as hubs of cultural activity through a concentration of arts facilities, creative businesses and gathering places. Iowa currently has 13 designated CEDs, including The Avenues! The CED program is administered by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs.

The Avenues was recognized for its robust mix of arts, history, culture and commerce with iconic attractions such as Terrace Hill. A highlight of the district is the pre-war architecture along a half-mile stretch of art galleries, boutiques, music venues and ethnic restaurants. Nearby attractions just outside our borders include the Des Moines Art Center, Salisbury House, Pappajohn Sculpture Park, and the Des Moines Community Playhouse.

The Avenues is proud to display this sign on our corridor! Learn more about arts and culture along The Avenues here.

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