Support Opportunities


The Friends of the Art Center are a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Waterloo Center for the Arts in furthering its mission to promote the arts in the Cedar Valley. The fundraising and volunteering efforts of this dynamic group support art acquisitions, exhibitions and conservation of works in collections, as well as educational and outreach programming. To get involved, call 319.291.4490 or email

Your Support makes the arts happen in the Cedar Valley.
In the last year…

More than 191,600 people were served by the Waterloo Center for the Arts
25,000 children & families experienced the Phelps Youth Pavilion
41 exhibitions were presented by the WCA
Over 3,100 people of all ages participated in WCA classes & workshops
3,000 students and families celebrated cultural diversity at CultureFest

Your contribution is an investment in our community ensuring that arts and culture will continue to make an impact for years to come. Please consider including the Waterloo Center for the Arts in your year-end giving.

Support for the Waterloo Center for the Arts is provided by
Black Hawk County Gaming Association
Cedar Valley’s Promise
City of Waterloo
Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
Experience Waterloo and the City of Waterloo Hotel-Motel Tax Grant
Friends of the Art Center

Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
Private Donors
R.J. McElroy Trust
Waterloo City Council Discretionary Hotel-Motel Tax Fund