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HSP Director, Pollock Passes

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Carol Pollock, Executive Director of Hoyt Sherman Place. At Hoyt Sherman Place, she increased bookings by 75% and developed the “For the Love of Art” campaign, which included an “Adopt a Painting” program to raise $65,000 in funds to restore 51 pieces of 18th Century art housed at HSP. It was Carol's wish that any memorials be directed to the Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation. For the full press release, click here.

You may send memorials here:
Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation
1501 Woodland Ave
Des Moines IA 50309

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Hoyt Sherman Place boasts one of Des Moines' most magnificent entertainment, banquet and meeting facilities. The acoustically perfect theater has become know as "the listening room" showcasing a wide variety of musical genres from legendary artists, singer-songwriters and new rising stars.Within a given week, Hoyt Sherman Place may boast a diverse spectrum of events from an exciting concert to a wedding, a business meeting to a world premier theatrical experience, a visiting author to a local dance performance. Hoyt Sherman Place also generously gives back to the community by offering a venue for nonprofit arts organizations to produce and present quality entertainment for all ages. Collaborations with other local organizations also provide a new and unique platform to host events such as the Mardi Gras gala.

By becoming a Hoyt Sherman Place Member today, you're showing support for:
  • Performing arts
  • Quality music from then and now
  • Historic architectural preservation
  • Appreciation of the visual arts

    To talk to someone in person, call 515-244-0507 ext 210.