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.

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University News
July 15, 2014
Three Drake alumnae were honored in the Des Moines Business Record’s 2014 Women of Influence awards. The awards celebrate women who have made a difference in their community.