• 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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  • Apply for a Scholarship 

    The Des Moines Art Center Scholarship fund provides children and adults with financial need the opportunity to participate in studio classes. Each year more than 200 students from preschool age to adult benefit from the generosity of many contributors.

    Scholarship decisions will be announced as follows:
         - Spring scholarships: January 15
    Summer scholarships: June 1
    Fall scholarships: September 15

    Additional scholarship applications will be reviewed periodically during the semester.


  •  Apply for an Art Access Membership

    The Des Moines Art Center is pleased to offer free household memberships to qualifying families through the Art Access Membership Program. Art Access memberships include the member benefit of a 20% discount on all studio classes.

  • Donate to the Scholarship Fund

    You are encouraged to enrich the lives of others with a scholarship to attend Art Center classes. Contact Development Director Emily Bahnsen for information about donating money to the scholarship fund.


  • Thank You

    Thank you to the following donors who made it possible for students to attend art classes at the Des Moines Art Center:

    Bell-Pullen Arts & Culture Scholarship Foundation
    Margaret Brennan
    Lois L. and H. Dale Bright Foundation
    DuPont Pioneer
    Joseph M. Dorgan Trust
    A.E. Easter Family Foundation
    Johnnie and Bill Friedman Fund in memory of
         Vera Frances Everley
    Meier Bernstein Foundation
    Anna K. Meredith Endowment Trust
    Frank Miller Scholarship Fund
    Mary and R.W. Nelson Endowment Fund
    John and Mary Pappajohn Scholarship Fund
    Prairie Meadows
    Craig and Kimberly Shadur
    Helen Urban Scholarship Fund
    Variety-The Children's Charity
    Mid Meredith Zuendel Endowment Fund