Friends of Drake Arts

Enhancing Drake's rich tradition of fine arts

Friends of Drake Arts supports the rich tradition of fine arts programs at Drake and enhances audience experiences.

Learn more about the activities and goals of the organization by visiting About Friends of Drake Arts.

Check out the Drake Fine Arts Calendar for the full schedule of nearly nightly performances in the easily accessible Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main and nearby Harmon Fine Arts Center.

You can make Drake fine arts even finer

Supporting Friends of Drake Arts is easy and rewarding.  FDA is committed to making art widely available, so everyone can experience and enjoy it.  Because of FDA, the Drake and Des Moines communities can attend all of Drake's fine arts events at little or no cost.  

FDA has fostered fine arts programs at Drake University for more than 25 years.  The organization ensures Drake students receive the best possible fine arts education.  Become a Friend of Drake Arts by making a gift today!

For more information or to join, visit the Support Web page or call 515-271-3939.


Click here for the full Fine Arts calendar.

University News
September 23, 2014
On Oct. 1, Céline Cousteau, a French explorer, education ambassador, and documentary filmmaker, will deliver a lecture on water issues—From the Amazon to the Oceans to Iowa—as part of the Sussman Lecture Series presented by the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement.
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