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COWLES COMMONS

Originally known as Nollen Plaza, Cowles Commons was completed in 2015 and represents a significant commitment by DMPA to give back to the community. The newly designed space retains the popular Crusoe Umbrella by artist Claes Oldenburg and adds lighting sculpture Swirl by artist Jim Campbell. Joining the sculptures is the popular zero-depth Lauridsen Fountain which can be enjoyed throughout the warm months.

The space was designed to be multifunctional and hosts numerous community events.

TOURS
Want an inside look at any of Des Moines Performing Arts' performance venues? Tours can be arranged for groups of 8 or more. To inquire about tour date availability, send us an email at info@desmoinesperformingarts.org.

 

Venue Information

Cowles Commons
313 Walnut St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 246-2300
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Hours of Operation: 

Cowles Commons
Daily: 6 AM to Midnight

Lauridsen Fountain Hours
Sunday - Friday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Hours subject to change for events

 

Cowles Commons Policies and Rules

 

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