Mission: Metro arts alliance's mission is to engage central iowans in arts opportunities and education to advance the creative economy and strengthen our community.
Programs: Jazz in july - free concerts held in public places to build jazz audiences and employ local musicians. It's iowas longest-running summer music festival that evolves every year by responding to the communitys needs and requests, while keeping its greatest traditions.
dining for the arts is an event that recognize those iowa artists and organizations that have made significant contributions to the arts in iowa. Dining for the arts highlights the fusion of fine food, live entertainment, art and the community.
education programs - outreach education programs in schools, daycare and various other city locations rock'n run - rock out to great local bands
I have known Metro Arts Alliance as a member of the general public, a volunteer, and a board member for Metro Arts Alliance over the past 20+ years. They provide the unique service of linking our community to the arts through creative programs and alliances with community groups and other non-profits. Their approach has strengthen the arts and the creative economy in the Des Moines metro area for many years. MAA educational programs with the schools is second to none and has aided in providing a foundation of art appreciation for our children in this era of declining school funding. MAA constant search for new and high-value alliances and programs in our community make it a treasure among non-profits nationwide.