Husband-and-wife team Genne and Signe Grushovenko were announced as the 2014 Des Moines Arts Festival's featured artists at the festival's preview celebration held Wednesday night.
The couple's original artwork "Downtown Stroll," along with this year's commemorative festival poster, also was revealed at the celebration. This is the seventh year the Grushovenkos have participated in the Des Moines Arts Festival.
"We are thrilled to welcome the Grushovenkos back to the Des Moines festival," festival Executive Director Stephen King said in a news release. "Their original work 'Downtown Stroll' is a complex blend of retro imagery with a focus on Des Moines' iconic state Capitol building."
The Grushovenkos have been collaborating through artwork for nearly 15 years. The couple is from Greenville, S.C.
"We're so grateful that our profession affords us the opportunity to travel the country and discover hidden gems like Des Moines," Signe Grushovenko said in the release. "When we were first selected as exhibitors seven years ago, we were blown away by the warmth and excitement of festival attendees."
The 2014 Des Moines Arts Festival will be held June 27-29 at the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park in downtown Des Moines. For more information, visit the festival's website.