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The Des Moines Social Club is an innovative nonprofit arts and entertainment hub located in a renovated, historic Firehouse in downtown Des Moines. Since 2008, and in its permanent home since 2014, DMSC has connected creatives and audiences through radically diverse programming of thought-provoking theater, visual art, culinary art, performing arts, music, and education classes for people of all ages. DMSC uses the arts as a catalyst to create unprecedented community engagement. We do this by serving as an incubator for new artistic and cultural genres, keeping ticket prices low and in many cases free to ensure accessibility across communities, and constantly reaching out to the community for ideas to engage new and more diverse audiences.

As we move forward in 2018, we are more committed than ever to ensuring ALL arts and culture genres, the creatives who push boundaries to make them possible, and the audiences who love them, have a place to call home in Des Moines.  As a nonprofit, we rely on the generous support of community members like YOU to make this vision a reality.  

By making a gift to the Des Moines Social Club, you are standing up to say that the arts make a difference in all of our lives and that it is worthy of funding.

We are grateful every day for the artists and audiences who make DMSC the most amazingly unique venue in Des Moines!   THANK YOU for all you do!

Please take the next step and make a gift to support your favorite programming at DMSC!  Whether it is $10, $100, or whatever works for your budget, YOUR gift matters and makes a difference for our community. Together, we inspire, engage, learn, grow, and most importantly, we #staysocial!  

The Des Moines Social Club is a Section 501(c)3 nonprofit and your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.  Consult your tax adviser or the IRS to determine whether your gift is deductible.

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Want to make sure your gift keeps on giving? Sustaining gifts help us plan throughout the year! Please consider becoming a sustaining donor by making your donation a monthly gift, an option you can choose on the donation form.   

Questions? We want to hear from you!  Please contact Brad A. Watkins, Development Director, at or 515-369-3672.