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Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life through the fine arts.

Imagine... Create... Experience...
At the Waukee Fall Festival!
August 23, 2014 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Waukee Area Arts Council will once again be at the Fall Festival for creative family fun! Come to the Big Tent on the Triangle for free art activities, music, drama, artist's demos and displays and much more!

Volunteers are needed to help with the children's art activities tables. You do not need any art experience, just a willingness to help kids have fun and be creative! Please contact us at to sign up for a shift at the tent.

Sign up for our mailing list, become a member, and get information about the Waukee Area Arts Council while you're at the Fall Festival. You can visit our web site,, for more information about upcoming events and classes and breaking news!
Home Grown Talent

Welcome to the
ArtsCentral 2014 - 2015 Performance Series

You have the unique opportunity to experience some of the best Iowa talent in the most intimate and beautiful environment - ArtsCentral!

Craig Irvin - Opera in the School Celebration
Saturday, September 27

Craig Irvin joins with vocal students from five area High Schools to celebrate opera. This special concert will be held at Waukee High School.

The Heather MacLennan Trio
Saturday, November 15 

Heather is a saucy singer who was born and raised in Des Moines and began performing in her very early years. Heather MacLennan, vocals; Jason Danielson, piano; Bryan Schumacker, saxophone.

The Fiddle Chics
Saturday, January 10 

This family band performs a variety of music from Classical to Bluegrass and everything in between.

Home Grown Tomatoes

Saturday, February 21 

Bill Melton and Steffen Heins return to ArtsCentral for a performance that's a combination of American Gothic yearning, mid-western practicality, and stubborn romanticism mixed with humor and terminal sensibility.

David Crabbs and Friends
Saturday, March 7 

This Waukee native performs a variety of music including Classical, Spanish, Modern, along with some originals.

The Java Jews
Saturday, March 28 

Come for a taste of "highly-caffeinated" klezmer music a mix of Yiddish and Hebrew melodies combined with dixieland, avant-garde jazz, and a touch of Spike Jones.

Buy a Season Package and save $12 from the price of individual tickets! See more information on each performance on the Calendar page and download a 2014-2015 Ticket Order form. All performances start at 7:00 pm. The Craig Irvin concert will be held a the Waukee High School auditorium, all other concerts will be held at ArtsCentral, 405 Maple Street, Waukee. Home Grown Talent Subscribers receive discounts to Jazz @ Caspe Terrace...see below.

Season tickets are $60 (one ticket to each of the 6 performances). Season packages are available by filling out an order form and sending a check:
mail PO Box 790, Waukee, IA 50263,
call for a brochure 515-402-7870,
fill out an order at the Waukee Hardware,
Download a ticket order form (here), or on the main Calendar Page,

or online, at

For Love or Money
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 6:30pm

Celebrate our 10th Anniversary on the 10th of the 10th month!
Test your detective skills where everyone is a suspect!

Help us celebrate 10 Creative, Artistic and Talented years!

The evening will include appetizers, dinner, dessert, drinks including wine and not to mention an incredible show! Participate or just sit back and enjoy the professional troupe of actors! Seating is limited!

Located at ArtsCentral, 405 Maple Street, Waukee - Map Link

Tickets are available by :
by calling 515-402-7870,
at the Waukee Hardware,
the night of the performance - based on availability,
or online, at

Download a ticket order form (here), or on the main Calendar Page.
Dracula Evermore
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Revel in the Mysteries of the Night!

Dracula Evermore is an adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 masterpiece Gothic horror novel Dracula. The mention of Dracula conjures up images of vampires, stakes, garlic, bats... the undead.

Iowa Shakespeare Experience's professional actors will take you as far as you dare into the many themes of this tale.

Single tickets are $25 Adults and $10 Children.

Located at ArtsCentral, 405 Maple Street, Waukee - Map Link

Tickets are available by :
by calling 515-402-7870,
at the Waukee Hardware,
or, the night of the performance - based on availability

Download a ticket order form (here), or on the main Calendar Page.
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and the Local Government Partners

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Learning through the arts reinforces critical academic skills in reading, language arts and math and provides students with the skills to creatively solve problems.

- Michelle Obama

Waukee Area Arts Council
P.O. Box 790
Waukee, IA 50263
(515) 402-7870

Arts Central - 405 Maple Street, Waukee
(Map Link)