2013 Gala Party

  • Des Moines
  • Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • 515.277.4405
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  • John & Mary Pappajohn
  • Sculpture Park
  • 13th and Grand Ave
  • Downtown
  • Des Moines, Iowa
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September 21, 2013 / 6:30 PM - 12:00 PM

Des Moines Art Center

Travel around the world with the Des Moines Art Center in celebration of international art,
cuisine, and music.

Throughout the evening sway to the mysterious sounds of didgeridoos, classic Indian
sitar, and West African drummers. Enjoy performances by dragon dancers and a
colorful array of global entertainment. Learn Arabic calligraphy, Bollywood dance, and
experience henna tattooing. Savor all of this and more throughout the evening!

Grab your passports and travel the world with us by making your reservations now.

Tickets can be purchased online by clicking HERE. IMPORTANT: Click on "I would
like to make a donation," then type in the ticket price you wish to purchase (prices listed
below), then in the SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS box, type in GALA; then fill out the rest of the form.

For more information, please contact Director of Events Debra Kurtz via e-mail or by
phone at 515.271.0336.

Internationally-themed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres - main lobby / 6:30 pm
Distinguished guest: Former National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jim Leach

Dinner under the tent featuring a variety of global culinary entrées - tent / 8pm
Dancing to Parranderos -- a 12-piece band featuring an array of Latin rhythms and 
musical styles from South America, the Caribbean, and New York City

Après Soirée - main lobby / 10 pm - Midnight
European and South American street cart food
Dancing to DJ Nastanovich of Pavement and DJ Tone Zone
Libations from around the world

Global gala attire encouraged / Valet parking

Special thanks to CULTUREALL™ 

One individual ticket to Après Soirée: $50
(Après Soirée admission is included in all following tickets.)
One individual under 35 years of age: $125
One individual: $250
One patron ticket, recognition in program, and one patron gift: $1250
Two patron tickets, recognition in program, and one patron gift : $2500
Table of ten, recognition in program, and one patron gift: $3000



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