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Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life through the fine arts.



 
Arts for All
Saturday Afternoon Performances


Bring the entire family to a fun afternoon performance at ArtsCentral, 405 Maple Street! Designed for families and kids of all ages this series will include an hour performance followed by a meet the artist reception.

Mr. Magic - Jonathan May
Saturday, February 7 at 2:00pm 

Professional Magician, Jonathan May, provides Family Friendly Entertainment for audiences of all ages and sizes. The show is great for children, while still engaging and entertaining the older members of the audience.

Tickets are $8 for Adults, $5 for Children, or $28 for a Family Package.

Tickets are available by :
mail,
by calling 515-402-7870,
at the Waukee Hardware,
the day of the performance - based on availability,
or online, at

Download a ticket order form (here), or on the main Calendar Page.

Jester Puppets High Crest Jonathan May
 
 
Valentine’s Day Puppet Massacre
 
A Jester Puppets presentation
To benefit the Waukee Area Arts Council
It's Time Cupid got what he deserves!

Poetry Slam

A hilarious and cynical look at love! A dark ringmaster explores and mocks the real side of love through music and sketches. If you are easily offended this might not be for you – recommended 18 and over. The show is an hour with a chocolate reception following.

About Jester Puppets

Located at ArtsCentral, 405 Maple Street, Waukee - Map Link

All tickets are $10 to benefit the Waukee Area Arts Council.
18 and over - strong language

Tickets are available by :
mail,
by calling 515-402-7870,
at the Waukee Hardware,
the night of the performance - based on availability,
or online, at

 
 
Home Grown Tomatoes
 
Saturday, February 21 at 7:00pm - ArtsCentral

Home Grown Tomatoes

The Home Grown Tomatoes return to ArtsCentral for another down home evening of great music and fun! A Home Grown Tomatoes show is an organic music mix of life in Iowa. Their performance is a combination of American Gothic yearning, mid-western practicality, and stubborn romanticism mixed with humor and terminal sensibility. Bill Melton and Steffen Heins will be joined by a bass player for this toe tappin' evening.

About Home Grown Tomatoes

Located at ArtsCentral, 405 Maple Street, Waukee - Map Link

Single tickets are $12 Adults and $5 Children.

Tickets are available by :
mail,
by calling 515-402-7870,
at the Waukee Hardware,
the night of the performance - based on availability,
or online, at

Download a ticket order form (here), or on the main Calendar Page.
 
 
 
Home Grown Talent


Welcome to the
ArtsCentral 2014 - 2015 Performance Series


You have the unique opportunity to experience some of the best Iowa talent in the most intimate and beautiful environment - ArtsCentral!

Home Grown Tomatoes

Saturday, February 21 


Bill Melton and Steffen Heins return to ArtsCentral for a performance that's a combination of American Gothic yearning, mid-western practicality, and stubborn romanticism mixed with humor and terminal sensibility.

David Crabbs and Friends
Saturday, March 7 


This Waukee guitarist and native performs a variety of music including Classical, Spanish, Modern, along with some originals.

The Java Jews
Saturday, March 28 


Come for a taste of "highly-caffeinated" klezmer music — a mix of Yiddish and Hebrew melodies combined with dixieland, avant-garde jazz, and a touch of Spike Jones.

All performances start at 7:00 pm. All remaining concerts will be held at ArtsCentral, 405 Maple Street, Waukee. Home Grown Talent Season Ticket Subscribers receive discounts to Jazz @ Caspe Terrace.

Tickets can be purchased by:
mail PO Box 790, Waukee, IA 50263,
call for a brochure 515-402-7870,
fill out an order at the Waukee Hardware,
Download a ticket order form (here), or on the main Calendar Page,

or online, at

 
 
Caspe Terrace Jazz - Community Events
 
The Waukee Area Arts Council has partnered with Abe Goldstien to provide our Home Grown Talent 
season ticket subscribers 
a discount to 
Jazz @ Caspe Terrace 
Fall Series. This series is also in Waukee at 33158 Ute Ave. (at I80 and Ute Ave.). The Jazz @ Caspe Terrace series includes:

Lee Konitz Duo
Thursday, February 19
About Lee Konitz Duo

Ben Goldberg Trio
Thursday, March 19
About Ben Goldberg Trio

ICP Orchestra
Monday, May 11
About ICP Orchestra

Link to Caspe Terrace Facebook


Waukee Area Arts Council season ticket buyers get $5 off advance individual tickets. Subscribers can order tickets by calling Abe Goldstien at 515-279-6452 or abe@trilixgroup.com
 
 
Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest
 
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting entries for the 2015 Iowa Federal Junior Duck Stamp (JDS) art contest.

Iowa entries for 2015 must be postmarked by March 15, 2015,
and mailed to:
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
P.O. Box 399
9981 Pacific Street
Prairie City, IA 50228

Details can be found at http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/

Contact Doreen Van Ryswyk by calling (515) 994-3400 or emailing Doreen_VanRyswyk@fws.gov

 
 
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Metro Arts Jazz In July Logo
Sunday July 19, 2015
Calling all Artists and Food Vendors!

Join us in creating a fun and festive evening at the Waukee Downtown Triangle! We are looking for artists who are interested in setting up a kiosk to display and sell their art.

We are also looking for fundraising groups or vendors that would like to sell food during the evening.

Contact us at info@WaukeeArts.org
or call 515-402-7870 to get started.
 
 
 
Thank You Bravo Greater Des Moines
and the Local Government Partners


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Windsor Heights


 
 
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The rapidly evolving global economy demands a dynamic and creative workforce. The arts and its related businesses are responsible for billions of dollars in cultural exports for this country. It is imperative that we continue to support the arts and arts education both on the national and local levels. The strength of every democracy is measured by its commitment to the arts

- Charles Segars, CEO of Ovation


Waukee Area Arts Council
P.O. Box 790
Waukee, IA 50263
(515) 402-7870
info@waukeearts.org

Arts Central - 405 Maple Street, Waukee
(Map Link)