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The Ankeny Art Center values all our dedicated volunteers! Volunteering is a wonderful and fulfilling way for individuals and organizations to give to the arts and to the community. We have many different events and opportunities to volunteer at to help support a local non-profit!


  • Offsite Events

    • Handing out brochures and helping with kids crafts in Uptown and the District​

    • *Students under 16 may not volunteer for offsite events unless accompanied by an adult. 

  • Gallery

    •  hanging new shows

    • help at receptions to greet people, food       replenishment, or bar tending

    • help with Spring Cleaning in May by           spackling and sanding walls, taping             off doors and outlets, general cleaning and organizing. 

  • Summer Camp

    • watch students in the gallery in                               between classes

    • assist teachers with their classes

  • Santa’s North Pole Village

    •  support staff, admissions support, bus donation attendee

Art Class


We are always looking for artists and teachers who wish to share their skills with others. Classes cover 2D and 3D media, and a wide variety of ages.

The following are the classes we offer:

Kindergarten-8th Grade

Art Exploration                        Pottery Sculpture

Pottery Wheel                         Drawing



Drawing                                   Watercolor

Pottery                                     Various Workshops

Weaving                                   Acrylics

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The Ankeny Art Center is a non-profit Art Gallery with rotating art exhibits and classrooms for drawing, painting, and ceramics. Interns will learn how to hang a show, how to run classes and the day-to-day operation of an Art Center.


Our Summer semester is June 1 - August 4.


  • Apply by April 7th, Internship awarded May 1st and send the finished application to our Education Director Lindsey Harrison at

  • Assist with Summer Camps

  • Assist with gallery duties

  • Paid $1,500 at the end of the semester

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