DES MOINES, IA (September 2013) – On Saturday evening, September 21, the Des Moines Art Center is traveling around the world in celebration of international art, cuisine, and music at its annual fundraising event. This event supports the Art Center’s education, outreach, and free admission programs. And, for the first time, the Art Center will host an “après soirée” to keep the party going.
Throughout the evening, guests will experience the mysterious sounds of the Australian didgeridoo, classic Indian sitar, and West African drums while enjoying performances by dragon dancers and a colorful array of global entertainment. Guests may also learn Arabic calligraphy and Bollywood dance, and can opt for a henna tattoo.
6:30 pm – Cocktails in the Main Lobby Internationally-themed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres Distinguished guest: Former National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jim Leach 8:00 pm – Dinner under the tent Featuring a variety of global culinary entrées from Taste! To Go 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 10:00 pm – Après Soirée in the Main Lobby 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
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 Reservation information: Director of Events Debra Kurtz, firstname.lastname@example.org or 515.271.0336.