Urbandale Public Library/Art UP Close Resident Artist


The Library is pleased to announce the selection of  James A. Osborn as the Art UP Close Artist.  Osborn will conduct presentations and hands-on workshops at the Library and in the community from August through November.  His work will also be exhibited in the Urbandale Public Library Art Gallery from October 1 – November 1.   View his portfolio here.

His scheduled programs include:

  • August 25:  Art projects for kids at the Urbandale Public Library booth at the Sidewalk Chalk Flood
  • September 9:  Grandparents Day art project for kids, Urbandale Public Library, 2:00 PM
  • September 12:  Art program for families, Urbandale Public Library, 5:30 PM
  • September 20:  Art program for teens ages 12 – 17, 6:00 PM
  • October 7:  Urbandale Public Library Art Gallery reception, followed by an art program for adults, 1:30 PM

Additional programs are in the works.  Please continue to check the Library’s events calendar for updated information about these events and other workshops and presentations led by Osborn this fall.


About Art UP Close

The Urbandale Public Library Art UP Close program was established to celebrate the work of local artists and encourages the community to experience the arts through engaging opportunities.