Get Close to Today’s Art

Art Noir is a member group of the Des Moines Art Center. Our mission is to advance the involvement, interest, and participation of adults ages 21-40 in Des Moines Art Center programs; to promote membership and charitable giving to the Des Moines Art Center; and to advocate the role that the arts play in society and enhance the creative community.

The group invites emerging professionals to share their passion for arts and culture. No art history knowledge is required. Art Noir programs are lively and unconventional for all levels of art experience.  Art Noir is a great introduction to contemporary art.

Art Noir hosts four programs annually. Fan favorites include Holiday Studio and After Dark Flashlight Tour (pictured).

Join or Renew Membership

To join or renew your Art Noir membership mid-cycle, please call the Membership Office at 515.271.0324.

Art Noir Advisory Committee

President Megan Schilling

Ex-Officio Ann-Charlotte Wade

Events Chair Meg Witt

Marketing Chair Caitlin Barnes

Membership Chair  Alyss Vernon

Membership Co-Chair  Jake Klein

Secretary Sidney Pezley

At-Large Micaela Cashman

At-Large Laura Formanek

At-Large Kim Johnson

Join the Art Noir Advisory Committee!

The Des Moines Art Center is looking for energetic, passionate members to join the Art Noir advisory committee. Art Noir hosts unconventional and lively events throughout the year, offering new and creative ways to interact with the art around us. No previous art history experience or knowledge is required to get involved. Art Noir offers a great introduction to contemporary art, opportunities to meet new friends and have more fun!

  • Art Noir Marketing Co-Chair (1 position)
    The Marketing Chair is responsible for ensuring the timely and effective promotion of Art Noir events. They help to develop a specific marketing plan for each event, which includes a timeline, relevant deadlines, copywriting, and actionable steps for implementing marketing strategies, particularly around social media marketing. This is a two-year volunteer commitment.
  • Art Noir At-Large (1-2 positions)
    Interested in Art Noir, but just looking to dip your toes in? An Art Noir At-Large position might be right for you. These are one-year volunteer commitments after which you may apply for any other open roles within Art Noir. This position doesn’t have any formally assigned responsibilities but will be expected to participate and assist the Art Noir chairs as needed.

Attendance for committee members at board meetings and participation in Art Noir events is mandatory. The advisory committee currently meets the first Monday of each month, and Art Noir hosts four events/year. If interested in either position, please email with your resume and answers to the following questions by Friday, April 7, 2023.

  • Why are you interested in the position?
  • What would you bring to the Art Noir Committee that makes you the ideal candidate for this position?
  • What other volunteer commitments do you already have?

Applicants will be contacted by Friday, April 14, 2023.