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Looking for a beautiful location for your special event?  Rent the Art Center!

We are delighted you are considering the Art Center for your next special occasion. From wedding receptions to elegant corporate soirées, the Des Moines Art Center’s world-class architecture, beautiful ambiance, and staff will make your event unforgettable.

Unique, sophisticated, and home to some of the most important art of our time, the Des Moines Art Center boasts a variety of spaces to accommodate the most discerning needs: a gorgeous lobby, a restaurant, a 220-seat theater, and an open air courtyard with striking views of our buildings, designed by three master architects. These customizable accommodations are perfect for creating a truly memorable and entirely unexpected event.

One of our approved caterers will provide an exceptional culinary experience, from passed hors d’oeuvres to a multiple course dinner. To surprise and delight your guests, we can arrange private docent led tours of the three buildings that house the Art Center’s impressive exhibitions and collections.

The fine print:

  • The Art Center does not allow political, religious, or fundraising events. 
  • All spaces are smoke free.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the galleries or Levitt Auditorium.
  • The Art Center hosts wedding receptions, but the ceremony must be held off site. The Rose Garden is a popular choice given its proximity, and can be rented through Des Moines Parks and Recreation.

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For further information, please contact Rental Events Manager Grace Braga via email or by phone at 515.271.0301.

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