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The Prairie Meadows Courtyard was christened in 2014 and has since been home to numerous weddings, concerts, theater performances, Food Truck Throwdowns, The Des Moines Jazz Festival, and plenty of other happenings that necessitate spaces that even The Basement and Kum & Go Theater can’t handle. Tucked between the DMSC’s two campus buildings, the Courtyard is decorated with variations of graffiti on brick, backdrops, and an oddly positioned shipping crate to add onto the urban vibe.