The Urbandale Public Library Art Gallery is a collaborative partnership between the Urbandale Public Library, the Urbandale Public Art Committee and UCAN. The mission of this partnership is to encourage and facilitate public art of high aesthetic quality that celebrates the uniqueness of Urbandale, enhances the quality of life, makes art more accessible to the general public and provides diverse resources for life-long learning and enjoyment.
Join us at the brand new Urbandale Public Library Art Gallery to celebrate the new art gallery and the works of Urbandale artists…Carole Osburn & Shawn Wolter!
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Is This Hollywood? No, It’s Iowa: Iowa’s Famous Actors and Actresses
presented by David Wendell
Sunday, May 19th at 1:30pm in Meeting Room A
Film historian, David V. Wendell, will present, “Is This Hollywood? No, It’s Iowa: 100 Famous Celebrities of the Hawkeye State” at 1:30p.m on Sunday May 19th. He will then lead guests on a tour of a photographic retrospective highlighting 100 of the most famous actors and actresses from the state of Iowa, spotlighting such acclaimed central Iowa celebrities as John Wayne, Cloris Leachman, Bill Daly, Marcia Wallace, and Harriet Nelson.
Want to Show in the Gallery?
The display space is limited to two-dimensional work right now, but display cases are on the wish list. The gallery has over 120 running feet of hanging space with new lighting and security. It is located at the front of the library surrounded by the public meeting rooms. This is a very high traffic area. Our plan is to have shows last a month to six weeks. These can be group shows or individual shows of artists from the metro and surrounding area. If you would like to be considered for display in this new gallery, please visit the Art Gallery website and fill out the artist inquiry form.