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Community Conversations

From local theater to live music, Broadway performances to art galleries, arts and culture in central Iowa are a critical part of quality of life and economic development for our region.

Please join us for a series of community conversations on Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23 to share your vision for arts and culture in central Iowa. Your ideas, inspiration, and input will help shape the future of the region!

Multiple meetings - all open to the general public - have been scheduled throughout the region including:

 
Wednesday, March 22

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Olmstead Center, Drake University
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6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Principal Conf. Rooms, Grandview University Student Center
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6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Urban Dreams
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2875 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
Event Partner: Drake University
Limited street parking is availalbe. Lots 16, 24, or 8 are also available, free of charge. MAP

 

2811 E 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50316
Event Partner: Latino Resources, Inc. and Grandview University
Parking is available in the lot south of the Student Center. MAP

 

601 Forest Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
Event Partner: Urban Dreams

Thursday, March 23

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Pleasant Hill Library
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10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Urbandale Public Library
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11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Hoyt Sherman Place Gallery
SPECIAL NOTE: Open to individual artists and representatives from the non-profit arts and culture sector only. Registration for this conversation is closed.
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6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Reading Room, Cowles Library, Drake University
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6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Dymond Public Safety Building
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5151 Maple Dr Unit 2
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
Event Partner: City of Pleasant Hill

 

3520 86th St
Urbandale, IA 50322
Event Partner: AARP Iowa and the City of Urbandale

 

1501 Woodland Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
Event Partner: Hoyt Sherman Place

 

 

2507 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
Event Partner: Iowa Asian Alliance and Drake University
Limited street parking is availalbe. Lots 16, 24, or 8 are also available, free of charge. MAP

 

8505 Harbach Blvd
Clive, IA 50325
Event Partner: City of Clive

Friday, March 24

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Greater Des Moines Partnership Community Room
SPECIAL NOTE: Open to representatives from the for-profit creative business sector only. Registration for this conversation is closed.
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700 Locust St Ste 100
Des Moines, IA 50309
Event Partner: Capital Crossroads

The dialogue is part of central Iowa's Regional Cultural Assessment, a ten-month planning process funded by Bravo Greater Des Moines designed to explore central Iowa's unique character and resources and devise ways that arts and culture can contribute to a healthy future. Feedback from the dialogue will inform the project Steering Committee led by Drake University President Marty Martin in identifying priorities to provide a cohesive focus on ways to further leverages the arts to enhance shared regional objectives. Completing the Cultural Assessment is a core priority for Capital Crossroads 2.0, a regional planning framework designed to propel central Iowa into the future.

Light refreshments will be provided at all sessions and RSVPs are strongly encouraged but not required. We would just like your name and email address for purposes of planning the dialogue and staying in touch about the process. We won't share it or use it for any other purposes.

Have questions? Please email us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.