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Patron Program

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.

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Individuals who purchase a Festival Patron Package celebrate the arts in style during the Des Moines Arts Festival with access to the SILENT RIVERS VIP CLUB. The Silent Rivers VIP Club requires a ticket for entry for all individuals age 10 and older.


Tastefully designed and decorated by Silent Rivers Design + Build, the space includes great views of the festival's Main Stage and incredible networking at one of Iowa's most celebrated event.


VIP Benefits

  • 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

Des Moines Arts Festival Patron Packages

Executive Circle Package


Patron of the Arts Package


Curator Package


Friend +1 Package


Friend Package


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**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


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.


Thank you for your support!

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.

Special Thanks to Our 2024 Patrons 

Executive Circle

San Wong
Kristi and William Burma
Brian Laurenzo/Brick Gentry Law Firm

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Patron of the Arts

Charlotte and Fred Hubbell
Scott and Keaton Pulver
Carl and Susan Voss

Cathy L Goldman


Doug & Patty Dornacker
Tracy Miksell-Branch and Craig Branch
Tim and Mary Wolf
Kate Garst
Rachel and Tom Formaro
Kelly Zelinsky
West End Arch Salvage
Susan Patterson Plank
Dan & Whitney Brink, Keith Snow & Stephanie Morgan
MIX Creative Community
Michelle Pulver Designs
Jim and Lisa Grieve
Tom Whitney
Ron and Jill Maahs
Rick & Amanda Grubb
Kevin and Kim Broders
Chad and Emily Stevens

Sarabeth and Will Anderson
Shoab Sayeed

Mary Sconiers Chapman
Julie and David Eberbach

Mary Jane Cobb & John Outcelt

Friends of the Arts

Kate Leo
Chris Segar
Marsha Aldridge

Bob McKenzie
Stacy Hockaday

Sue Kolbe
Totally Awesome Maahs

Patrick Parry Law Office
Tom Aguirre and Jeremiah Schwennen
Mark Volkamer
Pam and Greg Kenyon
Tim & LuAnn Reinders
Jude and Randy Richardson
Greg and Sharon Chlebicki
Susan and Gerald Hurst
Judy Quick & Jim Spooner
Andy Stevenson and Sarah Garbe
Jackie Saunders
Brenda Schumann
Donn Jones & Patience Kpurukoo
Jeremy Weiss
Andrew Pollen & Jeremy Shivers
Rebekah and Louis DeWild
Jackie Quinn
Andy & Shauna Norby
Chris & Dan Kramer, CK Resource Group
Seth Robb
Michelle Cattoor
Nancy Kane
Sherilyn and Mitchell Hoyer
Jody & Julie Ingersoll
Robert A. & Elizabeth C. Lee Foundation Fund
John & Lori Hackett
Ellen Twinam
Richard Jones & Beth Stelle Jones
Amy and James Kern
Jomarie Tucci and Todd Schomburg
Jody Leo
Sean Arndt & Carla Pope
Cheryl Callahan
Jackie Hunt
Sarah Garst & Jeff O'Donnell
Darren R. Jirsa, D.D.S.
Josh & Ellen Dreyer
Vorbrich & Associates
Becky Cox
Mark Stanley and Mary Ellen Pratt-Stanley

Scott and Ellie Burns
Jim and Jenelle Sarcone
Isenberger Associates, Inc.
Neil Salowitz
Bess Jacobson
Beverly & Bruce Anderson
Scott Valbert
Anne Meehan
Corrin H Smith CPA
Susan Stocum

Joe Raetz & Brad Holland
John and Sally Irving 
Jeff and Alyson Matney
Sarabeth and Will Anderson
Dan & Sue Schmitz
Carrie Rasmussen
Heather & Rob Bourgette
McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC
Ann Hudson
Mark W Elliott

Sue Kolbe
Kate Willer

Mary Vial
David Zipf
Denise Harlan
Global Source Distribution

Joey Patino + Peter Larkin

The Spice & Tea Exchange

Dr. Cynthia Hoque

Jean Ann Olberding

Mark Elliot

Nancy Mailliard

William Tveite

Douglas Aupperle

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