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A Gala Celebrating Iowa's Arts, History and CultureThank you for supporting the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs' Second Annual 'Celebrate Iowa' Gala on December 6, 2013. Nearly 600 people attended the gala, raising more than $150,000 for exhibits, programs and initiatives of the State Historical Society of Iowa and the State Historical Museum of Iowa. This year's gala attendance and fundraising surpassed last year's event and we thank you for your generous support.
Thank You to Our Sponsors and Partners
Thank you to our food and beverage partners, artists, musicians and entertainers from all across the state for their support of the 'Celebrate Iowa' gala. Our guests enjoyed the best Iowa has to offer, including hors d'oeuvres, wine, food, desserts and beverages from around the state.
Thank you to the Turner Center Jazz Orchestra of Des Moines, Flying Pig Fiddle and Banjo of Ames, Ballet Des Moines and The Belin Quartet of Des Moines, and The Pork Tornadoes of Cedar Falls for providing musical entertainment.
We also express our gratitude to Iowa artists Dana Haugaard of Iowa City, Bruce Walters of Davenport and Ray Michael Sorensen II of Greenfield, and Iowa quiltmakers Erick Wolfmeyer of Iowa City and Caroline Trumpold of Middle Amana, for installing their works and interacting with our guests.