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Make a Donation

Support our mission to impact lives through the arts by making a donation today! Your contribution supports the award-winning Festival and continues the free admission, programming, live music and more. 

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Learn more about the programs and initiatives your contribution supports with Kristi Knous, President of the Community Foundation Greater Des Moines, and festival Executive Director, Stephen King.

Des Moines Arts Festival is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to impact lives through the arts. Your donated dollars will go directly to support:

  • The Mission and Core Values of the Des Moines Arts Festival.

  • Production and programming for the annual festival.

  • Professional development of individual creatives in our community.

  • Development and support for the creative economy in our community.

  • Our free-to-attend culture.

Your contribution is a sign you value Iowa's arts and culture and ensure this celebrated organization continues to enrich the quality of life in Central Iowa. A portion of your contribution is tax deductible. A charitable acknowledgment letter will be mailed for your records.

Become a Des Moines Arts Festival Patron and make a 100% tax-deductible donation today!

Special thanks to our 2023 Patrons 

Executive Circle

Brick Gentry P.C.

Kristi & William Burma

Faegre Drinker


Robert and Jane Sturgeon Charitable Foundation

John Pappajohn (dec)

Dr. Teri Wahlig & Mark Feldmann

The Wellmark Foundation

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Patron of the Arts

Robert and Stephanie Larson


Scott & Keaton Pulver


Will & Sarabeth Anderson

Tony Benhnke

Whitney Brink & Dan Brink

Kevin & Kim Broders

Flynn & Sweeney

Kate Garst

Kalderman Family

Linda & Robert Gomez

Ron & Jill Maahs

MIX Creative Community

James & Pam Moos

Stephanie Morgan

Murphy Family

Susan Patterson Plank

Ann Rolow

Madalyne Rutledge

Shoab Sayeed

Keith Snow

Scott Sundstrom

Andrew Tincher

Natalie Tomaras & Tim Hauber

Tim & Mary Wolf

United Healthcare

Friends of the Arts

Tom H. Aguirre, Jr and Jeremiah L. Schwennen

Marsha Aldridge

Lindsey Allen

Jeff Angelo & Tara Van Brederode

Beverly & Bruce Anderson

Douglas Aupperle

Babcock Family

Allison & Chad Bagby

Billie Barthelemy

The Beck

Carole Bernhard

Connie Boesen

Tim Bohlen

Jennifer Braafhart

Brad & Traci Buck

Scott & Ellie Burns

Rebecca Cady

Sharon & Greg Chlebicki

Jeff and Margie Claeys

Mary Jane Cobb & John Outcelt

Becky Cox

Keri Dittmer

Josh & Ellen Dreyer

Rose Dunham

Julie & David Ederback

Mark & Andrea Elliot

Adam Fanning

JE Industries LLC

Terry and Angela Gallagher

Sarah Garst & Jeff O'Donnell

Jim & Lisa Grieve

JE Industries LLC

Joey Giudicessi

John & Lori Hackett

The Home Team DSM

Stacy Hockaday

Dr. Cynthia Hoque

Mitch & Sherry Hoyer

Marcia Hunter

Jody & Julie Ingersoll

John & Sally Irving

Brent Isenberger & Julie West

Bess Jacobson

John R Jannenga

Donn Jones

Nancy Kane

Pam and Greg Kenyon

Amy & James Kern

Kathy King

Sue Kolbe

Robert A. & Elizabeth C. Lee Foundation

Jody Leo

Kate Leo

Cyril and John Mandelbaum

Jeff Matney

Kayleen & Al Miller

Laurie Miller

Tracy Miksell-Branch and Craig Branch

Chris Moon

Kelle Mullen

Now What Designs

Jean-Ann Olberding

Kristin Olejniczak

Joey Patino & Peter Larkin

Carla Pope & Sean Arndt

Michelle Pulver

Jacqueline Quinn

Judy Quick & Jim Spooner

Joe Raetz & Brad Holland

Todd & Jennifer Reed

Jude & Randy Richardson

Dustin Ross

Madalyne Rutledge

Neil Salowitz

Jim & Jenelle Sarcone

Jackie Saunders

Diane S Schroeder

Brenda Schumann

Chris Segar

Corrin Smith

John & Tiffany Spinner

Andy Stevenson & Sarah Garbe

Susan Stocum

Scott Sundstrom

Vickie Swartz

Laura J Thomas

Andrew Tincher

Ann & Joe Thelen

Jomarie Tucci & Todd Schomburg

Joann Tucker

Melinda Urick

Mark Volkamer

Linda Weidmaier

Kelly Weiss-Kreps

Jeff Williams

Thomas Wilson

Bill & Joleen Workman

David Zipf


When you donate to Des Moines Arts Festival, you will be preserving the landmark award-winning Des Moines Arts Festival and supporting the creative economy. Des Moines Arts Festival is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to impact lives through the arts.

Donations may be made directly through this website or by check. Donations by check should be made payable to the Des Moines Arts Festival and mailed to P.O. Box 1434, Des Moines, IA 50305. Please include your name and contact information so that we can mail you a donation receipt needed for tax purposes. 


Thank you for your support!

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