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Patron Program

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

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Make an impact &
support our mission to impact lives through the arts.

 

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

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Friends of the Arts

Tom H. Aguirre, Jr and Jeremiah L. Schwennen

Beverly & Bruce Anderson

Douglas Aupperle

Babcock Family

Billie Barthelemy

Connie Boesen

Tim Bohlen

Jeff Angelo & Tara Van Brederode

Allison & Chad Bagby

Brad & Traci Buck

Scott & Ellie Burns

Mary Jane Cobb & John Outcelt

Becky Cox

Keri Dittmer

Sharon & Greg Chlebicki

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

John & Lori Hackett

The Home Team DSM

Mitch & Sherry Hoyer

John & Lori Jackett

Jody & Julie Ingersoll

John & Sally Irving

Brent Isenberger & Julie West

Patron of the Arts

Mittera

Scott & Keaton Pulver

Curator

Will & Sarabeth Anderson

Whitney Brink & Dan Brink

Kevin & Kim Broders

Flynn & Sweeney

Kate Garst

Linda & Robert Gomez

Ron & Jill Maahs

Stephanie Morgan

MIX Creative Community

James & Pam Moos

Shoab Sayeed

Keith Snow

Scott Sundstrom

Natalie Tomaras & Tim Hauber

Tim & Mary Wolf

United Healthcare

Nancy Kane

Pam and Greg Kenyon

Bess Jacobson

Donn Jones

Amy & James Kern

Robert A. & Elizabeth C. Lee Foundation

Jody Leo

Chris Moon

Kayleen & Al Miller

Joey Patino & Peter Larkin

Carla Pope & Sean Arndt

Jacqueline Quinn

Judy Quick & Jim Sponer

Joe Raetz & Brad Holland

Jude & Randy Richardson

Madalyne Rutledge

Jim & Jenelle Sarcone

Jackie Saunders

Diane S Schroeder

Brenda Schumann

Chris Segar

Corrin Smith

Andy Stevenson & Sarah Garbe

Vickie Swartz

Andrew Tincher

Ann & Joe Thelen

Jomarie Tucci & Todd Schomburg

Joann Tucker

Mark Volkamer

Linda Weidmaier

Bill & Joleen Workman

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.

DONATE

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.

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Silent Rivers VIP Club

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.

 

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.

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

Sound good? Sounds, great! How do I sign up? Explore our Patron Packages below. These are available for purchase from March 1 through June 27, 2024.

Des Moines Arts Festival
Patron Packages

The Silent Rivers VIP Club requires a ticket for entry for all individuals age 10 and older.
 

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Executive Circle

AS A MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE CIRCLE, YOU RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS WITH YOUR CONTRIBUTION OF $2,750*:

  • 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 (if purchased by May 10).

  • Framed, signed, limited edition 2024 Des Moines Arts Festival Commemorative Poster.

  • Complimentary VIP parking for two (2) at the Festival good for the entire weekend.

  • Invitation for ten (10) to the VIP Preview Celebration.

  • Access** for ten (10) to the Silent Rivers VIP Club on-site at the Festival that provides views of the 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.

Patron of the Arts

AS A PATRON OF THE ARTS, YOU RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS WITH YOUR CONTRIBUTION OF $1,700*:

  • Name listed on the Official Festival Website.

  • Name listed in the Official Festival Program.

  • Complimentary VIP parking at the Festival good for the entire weekend.

  • Invitation for six (6) to the VIP Preview Celebration.

  • Access** for six (6) to the Silent Rivers VIP Club on-site at the Festival that provides views of the 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 2024 Des Moines Arts Festival Commemorative Poster.

  • E-newsletter and special offers.

Curator

AS A CURATOR, YOU RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS WITH YOUR CONTRIBUTION OF $575*:

  • Complimentary VIP parking at the Festival good for the entire weekend.

  • Invitation for four (4) to the VIP Preview Celebration.

  • Access** for four (4) to the Silent Rivers VIP Club on-site at the Festival that provides views of the 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 four (4) to the Patron-only Express Lane service at all food and beverage locations.

  • Access to the Patron-only air-conditioned restrooms.

  • Four (4) complimentary drink coupons.

  • 25% discount on Festival Merchandise from the on-site Arts Festival Shop.

  • One rolled 2024 Des Moines Arts Festival Commemorative Poster.

  • E-newsletter and special offers.

+1 Friend

AS A +1 FRIEND, YOU RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS WITH YOUR CONTRIBUTION OF $210*:

  • Access** for two (2) to the Silent Rivers VIP Club on-site at the Festival that provides views of the 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 2024 Des Moines Arts Festival Commemorative poster.

  • 10% discount on Festival Merchandise from the on-site Arts Festival Shop.

  • E-newsletter and special offers.

Friend

AS A FRIEND OF THE ARTS, YOU RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS WITH YOUR CONTRIBUTION OF $110*:

  • Access** for one (1) to the Silent Rivers VIP Club on-site at the Festival that provides views of the 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 2024 Des Moines Arts Festival Commemorative poster.

  • 10% discount on Festival Merchandise from the on-site Arts Festival Shop.

  • E-newsletter and special offers.

**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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