DES MOINES ART CENTER   |   PHOTO BY REBEKAH PHOTOGRAPHY

DES MOINES ART CENTER   |   PHOTO BY REBEKAH PHOTOGRAPHY


Des Moines
Art Center

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"IMAGINE HOSTING your event surrounded by world-class works of art at the Des Moines Art Center. The Art Center will make planning your event effortless. We take care of all the details. One of our premier exclusive caterers will provide an exceptional culinary experience, whether passed hors d’oeuvres or a multiple course dinner. We will ensure that your event is exactly how you envision it. This bright space with clean lines can adapt to any couple's wedding style."
– Des Moines Art Center

 

Location
Des Moines, IA

Capacity
125 seated dinner
200 cocktail style

Cost
$4,000 for lobby, courtyard & galleries
Some spaces may be rented individually. Pricing details here.

Venue Type
Museum

Style
Classic, Elegant, Traditional

Ideal for
Wedding Receptions, Cocktail Parties, Business Events, Rehearsal Dinners

 
 

SPACES & COSTS

Click here for detailed pricing, capacity and usage information for each space in the Art Center.

 
 

 

DETAILS

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Alcohol
Outside alcohol is permitted with a corking or tapping fee.

Amenities
The Art Center provides the following with the cost of rental: 

  • Event security
  • Onsite event coordinator
  • Parking
  • Select tables, chairs and linens (clients may need to rent extra for large events). 
  • Setup & Cleanup
  • Sound system with iPod hook-up and wireless microphone
  • Wifi

The Art Center also offers Docent-led tours of the facility for $50 per docent. 

Availability
The Art Center may be rented year-round, but is only available for evening events.

Booking
Renters should book the space six months to one year in advance. The
Art Center will put a hold on a date until there is another inquiry on the same date.

Catering
All food must be purchased through one of the Art Center's exclusive caterers: Baru 66, Gateway Market Catering, The Tangerine Food Company, or Taste! To Go Catering & Events.

Ceremonies
The Art Center is not available for ceremonies.

 

Costs & Fees
The lobby, courtyard and galleries may be rented for $4,000, but the Art Center also rents most spaces individually starting at $1,500. Reduced prices are available for Contributor Members of the Art Center.

Decor
No decor can be hung from the walls or ceilings. All florals must be from a certified florist. Candles are only permitted in the courtyard.

Discounts
Reduced pricing is available for Contributor Members of the Art Center ($110 annually). 

Duration of Rental
Rental time begins at 5pm and ends at 12am. All guests must be out of the building by midnight.

Insurance
Renters are required to purchase event insurance.

Miscellaneous Rules & Information
The Art Center allows sparkler exits as long as they are a certain distance from the front door. 

Outdoor Events
Outdoor events or cocktail hours may be held in the courtyard.

Renter Requirements
Renters must remove all belongings by 12am.

Security
Event security is provided by The Art Center.

Setup & Cleanup
Renters can access the Art Center to decorate and set up after 2pm the day of the wedding. Consideration will be made for earlier in the day on a case by case basis. Removal of all personal items and decor must be completed
by 12am.

 
 

CONTACT

To learn more about reserving the Art Center for your event, contact:

Cathy Williams
515.271.0301
cwilliams@
desmoinesartcenter.org

 

Address
4700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
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Hours
Tues, Wed & Fri: 11am – 4pm
Thursdays: 11am – 9pm
Saturdays: 10am – 4pm
Sundays: 12pm – 4pm

Closed on Mondays

 

Website
www.desmoinesartcenter.org

Social Media
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Tours
Contact Cathy Williams at cwilliams@desmoinesartcenter.org or 515.271.0301 to set up a tour of the Art Center.

 
 

LOCATION
The Des Moines Art Center is located on Grand Ave, and can be accessed from 45th Street.

 
 

Des Moines Art Center