The Alliance connects our community to arts and culture by supporting, promoting, and enriching existing opportunities, and by seeking new possibilities. Our mission allows us to focus on enhancing the quality of life in Marshalltown by making it a place in which arts and culture thrive and our community flourishes. We are passionate about making Marshalltown THE place to live, work, learn and play by being THE influencer and driver of a creative culture supporting the economy and quality of life in our community.
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“Community arts aren’t about art as a sign – a noun, an object. They are about art as symbol, a verb, a process. Our work in community arts is about creating a process that invites individuals to participate and experience the arts on a personal basis. It is, in essence, a paradigm shift from ‘art as product and citizen as patron’ to ‘art as process and citizen as participant.’ It is called community arts development.” - Patrick Overton