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Patron Support

A contribution to the Des Moines Arts Festival® preserves the landmark award-winning festival and supports the creative economy.

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 charitable contribution acknowledgment letter will be mailed for your records.


To express our appreciation for your support, we'll thank you with exclusive access to the Silent Rivers Design+Build VIP Club, along with other great benefits.

Thank you!


The SILENT RIVERS VIP CLUB is an exclusive venue for patrons of the Des Moines Arts Festival®. Tastefully designed and decorated by Silent Rivers Design + Build, the space includes great views of the Hy-Vee Main Stage and incredible networking at one of Iowa's most celebrated event.

Enjoy these amazing benefits of the Silent Rivers VIP Club -

  • Terrace seating
  • High-value networking
  • Air-conditioned Bathroom Facilities
  • Package Hold
  • Private Bar
  • Lite culinary fare each day of the festival
  • Complimentary and discounted beverages
  • Exclusive programming including meet and greets with exhibiting artists*
  • Please note: It is the intent of the Des Moines Arts Festival® to implement consistent and relevant protocols that will ensure a safe and comfortable environment for our partners and guests at the end of June.

Sound good?? Sounds, great! How do I sign up? The VIP Club is open only to Patrons of the Festival.


patron packages

Patron packages will be mailed our after June 1, 2021.

Executive Circle

As a member of the Executive Circle, you receive the following benefits with your contribution of $2,500*:

  • Name listed on the Official Festival Website. Hyperlink included for companies.
  • Name listed in the Official Festival Program Guide.
  • Name recognition on prominent signage at VIP Preview Celebration presented by Foster Group (if purchased by May 16).
  • Framed, signed, limited edition 2021 Des Moines Arts Festival Commemorative Poster.
  • Complimentary valet parking for two (2) at the Festival good for the entire weekend.
  • Invitation for ten (10) to the VIP Preview Celebration presented by Foster Group.
  • Access** for ten (10) to the Silent Rivers VIP Club on-site at the Festival that provides views of the Hy-Vee Main Stage, lite culinary fare, private bar, exclusive programming, complimentary package hold, and high-value networking.
  • Two complimentary beverages per person/per day of the Festival VIP Club private bar, with discounted pricing thereafter.
  • Access for ten (10) to the Patron-only Express Lane service at all food and beverage vending locations.
  • Access to the Patron-only air-conditioned restrooms.
  • Ten (10) complimentary drink coupons.
  • 25% discount on Festival merchandise from the on-site Arts Festival Shop.
  • E-newsletter and special offers.
Executive Circle Patron Package
Executive Circle Patron Package
$2,500.00

Patron of the Arts

As a Patron of the Arts, you receive the following benefits with your your contribution of $1,550*:

  • Name listed on the Official Festival Website.
  • Name listed in the Official Festival Program.
  • Complimentary valet parking at the Festival good for the entire weekend of the Festival.
  • Invitation for six (6) to the VIP Preview Celebration presented by Foster Group.
  • Access** for six (6) to the Silent Rivers VIP Club on-site at the Festival that provides views of the Hy-Vee Main Stage, lite culinary fare, private bar, exclusive programming, complimentary package hold, and high-value networking.
  • Two complimentary beverages per person/per day of the Festival available at the VIP Club private bar, with discounted pricing thereafter.
  • Access for six (6) to the Patron-only Express Lane service at all food and beverage locations.
  • Access to the Patron-only air-conditioned restrooms.
  • Six (6) complimentary drink coupons.
  • 25% discount on Festival Merchandise from the on-site Arts Festival Shop.
  • One rolled 2021 Des Moines Arts Festival Commemorative Poster.
  • E-newsletter and special offers.
Patron of the Arts Patron Package
Patron of the Arts Patron Package
$1,550.00

Curator

As a Curator, you receive the following benefits with your contribution of $525*:

  • Complimentary valet parking at the Festival good for the entire weekend of the Festival.
  • Invitation for two (2) to the VIP Preview Celebration presented by Foster Group.
  • Access** for two (2) to the Silent Rivers VIP Club on-site at the Festival that provides views of the Hy-Vee Main Stage, lite culinary fare, private bar, exclusive programming, complimentary package hold, and high-value networking.
  • Two complimentary beverages per person/per day of the Festival available at the VIP Club private bar, with discounted pricing thereafter.
  • Access for two (2) to the Patron-only Express Lane service at all food and beverage locations.
  • Access to the Patron-only air-conditioned restrooms.
  • Two (2) complimentary drink coupons.
  • 25% discount on Festival Merchandise from the on-site Arts Festival Shop.
  • One rolled 2021 Des Moines Arts Festival Commemorative Poster.
  • E-newsletter and special offers.
Curator Patron Package
Curator Patron Package
$525.00

Friend +1

As a FRIEND +1, you receive the following benefits with your contribution of $150*:

  • Access** for two (2) to the Silent Rivers VIP Club on-site at the Festival that provides views of the Hy-Vee Main Stage, lite culinary fare, private bar, exclusive programming, complimentary package hold, and high-value networking.
  • Two complimentary beverages per person/per day of the Festival available at the VIP Club private bar, with discounted pricing thereafter.
  • Access for two (2) to the Express Lane service at all food and beverage locations.
  • Access to the Patron-only air-conditioned restrooms.
  • Two (2) BOGO drink coupons to use anywhere on site.
  • One 2021 Des Moines Arts Festival Commemorative poster.
  • 10% discount on Festival Merchandise from the on-site Arts Festival Shop.
  • E-newsletter and special offers.
Friend+1 Patron Package
Friend+1 Patron Package
$150.00

Friend of the Arts

As a Friend of the Arts, you receive the following benefits with your contribution of $80*:

  • Access** for one (1) to the Silent Rivers VIP Club on-site at the Festival that provides views of the Hy-Vee Main Stage, lite culinary fare, private bar, exclusive programming, complimentary package hold, and high-value networking.
  • Two complimentary beverages per day of the Festival available at the VIP Club private bar, with discounted pricing thereafter.
  • Access for one (1) to the Express Lane service at all food and beverage locations.
  • Access to the Patron-only air-conditioned restrooms.
  • One (1) BOGO drink coupon to use anywhere on-site.
  • One 2021 Des Moines Arts Festival Commemorative poster.
  • 10% discount on Festival Merchandise from the on-site Arts Festival Shop.
  • E-newsletter and special offers.
Friend of the Arts Patron Package
Friend of the Arts Patron Package
$80.00

**Access. For each “access” the patron will receive three tickets. One each for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Tickets are required for entry regardless of age. Your ticket is exchanged at the entrance of the VIP Club for a wristband that is good for that day only. The wristband includes two complimentary drink tickets that are valid at private bar inside VIP Club. After the two, patrons may purchase beverages at a discounted rate. Drink tickets and discounted rate is available only at the VIP Club bar.

*The Des Moines Arts Festival® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. A portion of your contribution is tax deductible. A charitable contribution acknowledgment letter will be mailed for your records to the address provided



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