4700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
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Looking for a beautiful location for your special event?  Rent the Des Moines Art Center!

We are delighted to have you consider the Art Center for your next special occasion.  Imagine hosting your special event in architecturally stunning buildings surrounded by world-class works of art!  When you rent the internationally renowned Des Moines Art Center, you are not sharing the space with another event, as you might in a hotel or a restaurant. You will experience an entirely private event, revolving exclusively around your vision. To add depth to your experience, we can arrange private tours of the three buildings (designed by Eliel Saarinen, I. M. Pei, and Richard Meier) which house the Art Center’s impressive exhibitions and collections.

The Art Center will make planning your event effortless. We take care of all the details. Each event is custom designed with the budget, venue décor, and food and beverage varying greatly depending on your needs. The catering staff’s mission is to provide an exceptional culinary experience, whether passed hors d’oeuvres or a multiple course dinner.  For further information, please contact Facility Rental Manager Cathy Williams at 515.271.0301 or cwilliams@desmoinesartcenter.org. 




Languages Spoken
Guest Capacity
Up to 200
Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 200
Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 200
Outdoor Reception - Uncovered
Reception Guest Capacity - Indoor
Up to 200
Reception Guest Capacity - Outdoor
Up to 200
Onsite Venue Services
Full Bar AvailableNumber of Events at a TimeOnsite CateringOnsite ParkingOnsite Wedding CoordinationOutside Alcohol Allowed
Venue Style
Modern / ContemporaryTraditionalUnusual / Alternative
Venue Type
Museum / Gallery