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Now Accepting Proposals for The Arts UP Close!

The Urbandale Public Library now accepting proposals for The Arts UP Close (formerly Art UP Close) program  The Arts UP Close celebrates local talent and encourages the community to experience the arts through engaging opportunities. The program sponsors local artists who conduct presentations and hands-on workshops at the library and in the community. The goal of the program is to develop and sustain the public’s awareness and interest in the arts, cultivating a true appreciation for all forms of human expression.


The Urbandale Public Library is offering two, one-month paid sponsorships (April 1 – 30 & September 1 -30, 2020) to visual, literary, performing, and mixed media artists. Artists eager to use their talent to grow and nurture the community’s artistic spirit are invited to apply. Arts groups, such as musical groups, theater ensembles, etc. are also encouraged to apply.


Applications for 2020 sponsorships are due by Monday, December 2, 2019 to

Download the application information here.

The Arts Up Close Opportunity at the Urbandale Public Library