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…

122,334 people were served by the Waterloo Center for the Arts
20,498 children & families experienced the Phelps Youth Pavilion
36 exhibitions were presented by the WCA
630 people of all ages participated in WCA classes & workshops
3,000 students and families celebrated cultural diversity at CultureFest
14,000 people attended concerts & festivals presented by WCA

By contributing, you are making an investment in your community and ensuring that essential arts programs and services are available for all.


Support for the Waterloo Center for the Arts is provided by
City of Waterloo
Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
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
Waterloo Convention & Visitors Bureau Hotel-Motel Tax Fund