Be A Friend of the Arts

Friends of the Hearst value the many roles the arts play in our community!

As a Friend, your financial contributions help infuse beauty and meaning into everyday life by supporting art and artists, programs and participants. During these times of isolation and uncertainty, continued support of the Friends helped sustain a sense of normalcy and hope, allowing Hearst staff to use their creative talents to keep us inspired and creating. Please consider a generous gift at this time. A Friend of the Hearst is indeed a Friend of the Arts.


Your contribution of any amount enrolls you as a Friend of the Hearst for the 2021 annual season with all benefits, including discounts on classes and gift shop purchases.

In 2020, Hearst Center staff worked tirelessly to continue bringing our friends, families and visitors enriching arts programming through in-person and virtual experiences. Here are a few ways Friends of the Hearst supported these efforts:

Visiting Artists
The Hearst worked with over 100 individual artists in the last year, from down the street to across the country. In addition to funding artists’ programs and exhibitions, Friends also supported amazing one-of-a-kind opportunities to engage with visiting artists, like tintype photographer Margaret Muza.

Youth Engagements
The Hearst made a quick transition to kits and virtual workshops this spring and summer. Friends supported free kits for check out at the Cedar Falls Public Library. Friends also supported the Hearst’s annual Poetry Out Loud regional competition. This year we were able to send a Cedar Falls student to the State finals, where she took First Place!

New Technology & Training
Friends of the Hearst purchased a significant amount of new equipment for the Hearst Center in 2020, including iPads for digital instruction, projectors for gallery installation and classroom teaching, expanded audio equipment and more. Friends also sponsored staff development and CPR training for our education team.

Projects & Improvements
Friends provided a new marquee sign for the Hearst Center, contributed to the Steinway piano repair fund and helped with the conservation of artwork from the permanent collection.

Additional Info

Friends of the Hearst

A Friend of the Hearst is someone who:
• Knows art is essential to our community, our lives, our future;
• Knows the Hearst Center for the Arts is an important asset of community;
• May attend a class, a film series, a reading, volunteers, or sits in the sculpture garden from time to time;
• Wants to know more about the people, the artists, the events and future of the Hearst Center;
A Friend of the Hearst is YOU!

Benefits of Being A Friend
• Save 10% on classes, workshops, room rentals, events, and gift shop items.
• Receive invitations to receptions, concerts, films, and community events.
• Stay up-to-date with e-mail blasts and electronic notifications.
• Support access to the arts in the Cedar Valley

Become a Member Today!

Fill out this form and mail it to:
Hearst Center for the Arts
304 W Seerley Blvd.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Board Members

Friends of the Hearst Board
Wendy Bowman, President
David Beaty, Vice President
Diane Meggers, Treasurer
Mary Brammer, Secretary
Sandra Luttchens-Van Allen
Linda Taylor
Scott Cawelti
Dale Schrad
Molly Taiber