• Des Moines
  • Art Center
  • 4700 Grand Ave
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • 515.277.4405
  • Hours | Directions

  • John & Mary Pappajohn
  • Sculpture Park
  • 13th and Grand Ave
  • Downtown
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Hours | Directions


  • Register for Classes: Children & Adults

    Studio art classes and workshops are available for students of all ages. The faculty consists of working artists and art instructors from the community who demonstrate outstanding ability in teaching and/or artistic expression. Members receive a 20% discount on classes and workshops! Join Today!



  • Register for a Guided or Self-Guided Tour

    Guided tours of the Art Center and Pappajohn Sculpture Park are available. Self-guided tours are welcome during public hours at both locations and must be reserved ahead of time.


  • Educator Guides

    These guides contain images of the architecture and artwork, questions to ask while viewing the artwork, and art projects related to a few of the works of art at the Art Center and Pappajohn Sculpture Park.


  • Outreach Projects

    The goal of the Des Moines Art Center’s community outreach program is to use art education to inspire students and at-risk youth to acknowledge their unique identities and use artistic expression to overcome adversity and establish a sense of worth.