Friends of the Hearst

In the last year, Friends of the Hearst helped fund the following projects:  

  • Enhanced the Hearst Permanent Collection through the purchase of two artworks by Meskawaki artist Duane Slick. 
  • Supported Iowan musicians by funding performances by Avey Grouws Trio, Cedar Glen Pipers and Drums, Balvans & Powers, Overtime, and Amelia & Melina. 
  • Sponsored the marketing efforts of the Hearst’s programs to the community through exhibition billboards, production of the Hearst 2022 Spring Brochure, and the printing of two new publications; The Night Sound Considered, Passion of Beauty: Marjorie Nuhn Water Colorist. 
  • Invested in facility improvements by acquiring new gallery furniture for the public to enjoy.

Thank you to our many Friends who support the Hearst Center for the Arts. Your annual contribution directly supports our exhibitions, public programs, and educational opportunities for artists of all ages.

Additional Information

While the Hearst Center serves the community, it also depends on the community for support. Hundreds of people like you who appreciate the world of creativity have already become Friends of the Hearst. Join them to become an important part of the arts community

When you become a Friend of the Hearst, your donation supports:
• A diverse array of exhibitions
• Family and individual arts programming
• Free films and live concerts
• Adult, youth & family art classes and workshops
• Receptions with local and nationally-recognized artists
• Guest speakers and much more
Friends receive advance notice of exhibition openings, performances and events as well as Friends-only savings in the gift shop, class registrations, room rentals and ticketed events.

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Board Members

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