We Heart Art

Dust off your dancing shoes for Bravo Greater Des Moines’ annual Gala, celebrating local arts, cultural and heritage organizations, Feb. 1 at Hy-Vee Hall. The glitzy evening–one of the most popular fundraisers of the year–includes a salute to Fred and Charlotte Hubbell, the 2014 Bravo Award Honorees.

It’s probably no accident that the theme for this year’s event–“Good for the heart. Good for the Soul. Good for Life. Bravo!”–reflects the healing power of art. Eric T. Crowell, president and CEO of UnityPoint Health-Des Moines, and Robert P. Ritz, president of Mercy Medical Center–Des Moines, serve as co-chairs this year.

The party includes toasting the Hubbells, who have long supported the arts in Des Moines with their money and time; mingling at food stations offering Maytag blue cheese macaroni, chocolate martinis and other favorites; and dancing to the Ken Arlen Orchestra from Chicago and enjoying performances by local artists.

Tickets are $300, with 95 percent of proceeds supporting the arts. For reservations, contact Kendra Daly at Kendra@dalyhappenings.com or 515-537-2001.

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