About Friends of Drake Arts

Friends of Drake Arts is a member organization that supports the rich tradition of fine arts programs at Drake and enhances audience experiences.

Through its support, Friends of Drake Arts celebrates this tradition and enhances the audience experience in numerous ways. Audiences can obtain unique and exceptional perspectives through interactive open houses, pre-theater dinners and audience talks, receptions at the Anderson Gallery, special performances and much more.

Drake's professional performing faculty and fine arts students generously share their gifts with the community. They present more than 100 performances and exhibits throughout the year at little or no cost.

Friends of Drake Arts also sponsors numerous community outreach initiatives, including partnerships with local high schools, retirement communities and Drake neighborhood associations.

University News
April 21, 2014
John Forbes, PH’80, owner and manager of Medicap Pharmacy in Urbandale, was selected to receive the 2014 Lawrence C. and Delores M. Weaver Medal of Honor, the highest honor given by Drake University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS). As part of this honor, he will deliver the 2014 Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture on Wednesday, April 23.