Photos by Maharry Photography

Thank you to everyone who celebrated arts, culture and heritage at the 2022 Bravo Awards Gala!

Save the date! The next Bravo Awards Gala will be held on February 4, 2023!

Bravo Greater Des Moines honored Tom and Linda Koehn, ArtForce Iowa and Capital City Pride during the 2022 Bravo Awards Gala.

Two Spotlight Awards were given to shine a light on inspiring work happening because of Bravo’s investments in arts, culture and heritage organizations.  ArtForce Iowa and Capital City Pride both received Spotlight Awards this year. Tom and Linda Koehn were honored with the Bravo Award in recognition of their contribution to arts in the region. 

These videos from the Gala tell the story of these organizations and what Bravo's support means to them.

Bravo Awards Gala 2022 Photos

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The Bravo Awards Gala is the perfect showcase for the work Bravo does year-round. Through investments made by 17 local communities, Bravo provides a competitive and reliable source of funding to regional arts, culture and heritage nonprofit organizations and programs. In addition to grantmaking, Bravo also measures the positive impact of arts, culture and heritage organizations on the regional economy, and leads the vision for the future by enhancing and elevating economic development and quality of life for residents and visitors throughout Central Iowa. Proceeds from the Bravo Awards Gala help offset Bravo’s administrative expenses allowing more dollars to be invested back into the arts, culture and heritage organizations that create the entertaining and thoughtful experience we all enjoy.

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