Forte Celebration

2015 marked the 40th anniversary of Metro Arts Alliance. We’ve come a long way since our beginnings as the Arts and Recreation Council of Greater Des Moines. The initial mission to serve as an umbrella agency for arts, humanities, recreational, and educational organizations has evolved into an organization that connects people to the arts through programming, communication, and support of artists and arts organizations.

We celebrated the culmination of the 40th anniversary of Metro Arts Alliance at the Forte Celebration on October 3, 2015. Guests enjoyed vignettes of the arts and American Enterprise’s excellent modern art collection. We celebrated the diverse groups of people who have made Metro Arts Alliance a vital and vibrant cornerstone of the Des Moines art scene, and acknowledged the valuable contributions of our many partners in the fulfillment of our goals during our storied forty-year history.

Forte Profiles


Host Sponsors

Event Patrons


  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Meredith Corporation
  • Nancy Betz

In-Kind Sponsors

event photos

American Enterprise Group's eye-catching foyer
Board members toasting to 40 years of Metro Arts Alliance
Past Board members of Metro Arts Alliance
The Starry Starry Night cake courtesy of Cache Bakery
Caricatures by Rachel Buse and Jen Leatherby
2015 Metro Arts Alliance Board Members

get in touch with us

Metro Arts Alliance of Greater Des Moines
3209 Ingersoll Ave. Suite 208, Des Moines, IA 50312
info@MetroArts.org
515.280.3222

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