Hello there,

My name is Evan and I'm the creator Say Hello to the City, an arts + culture site based out of Des Moines, Iowa. I'm a lifelong Midwesterner, avid fan of Friday Night Lights, and a big believer in the power of creativity and community.

The Midwest way more than corn and insurance companies. Don't believe me? This site and many more are here to help persuade you. When I'm not in Des Moines, I enjoy traveling around to other cities - Kansas City, Minneapolis, Chicago, and dear, old New York.

Planning on visiting us soon? Check out my guide to the city over on Design*Sponge or shoot me an email here. I'd love to help you out. In the meantime, I hope you come to love the Midwest like I do. Whether you've lived here your whole life or you've just moved into these parts, I hope you feel right at home.

Come say hello to the City...