Celebrate Iowa Gala

Celebrate Iowa’s arts and cultural heritage at a gala 7-11 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Iowa Historical Building. Hosted by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the event will feature live entertainment, artist installations, museum tours with historic interpreters, and food and beverages from around the state. Among other groups, the Turner Center Jazz Orchestra, Ballet Des Moines and the Belin Quartet will perform. In addition, Gov. Terry Branstad will unveil The Des Moines Register’s recently refurbished Rand McNally globe, which will remain on display in the building’s atrium. Participating artists include Dana Haugaard of Iowa City, Bruce Walters of Davenport and Bubba Sorensen of Greenfield; plus quilt-makers Erick Wolfmeyer of Iowa City and Caroline Trumpold of Middle Amana, who will discuss their works currently on display. You also can sample appetizers and treats from Greater Des Moines vendors such as La Quercia, La Mie, Chocolaterie Stam and Tacopocalypse.

Tickets are $100 per person; $75 each for young professionals. A special VIP reception from 6 to 7 p.m. costs $500 per person. Complimentary valet service will be provided, as well as one-way cab rides home. To purchase tickets, email HistoricalGala@iowa.org or call Lisa at 515-281-8352.

Find out more by watching this video: http://vimeo.com/80407411 or visiting www.culturalaffairs.org/gala.

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