Founded in 1851, Marshalltown has grown and changed with the times, becoming a more inclusive and diverse community. Boasting of more than 27,000 residents, Marshalltown has become the hub for arts in Marshall County. From their community theater performances to French Impressionist collections there is something for everyone.
Stand Up & Speak Out for the Arts!
At a time when budget cuts are rampant and schools and organizations alike are crunched for funding, it is more important than ever to raise a united voice that the arts are important in our schools and communities.
The Arts aren't limited to fancy sculpture parks and pristine art galleries; the Arts are a collaboration of many things from local theater groups, school music classes, art classes, tourism and historic sites, concerts, business signage, and much more! Communities that have a strong arts presence are stronger and contribute more to their local economy.
How You Can Support the Arts
- Attend local events such as a community play, concert or festival.
- Join a local arts or culture organization.
- Donate to your local arts and culture organizations.
- Volunteer at the next local event or festival.
- Shop at our local arts businesses and retailers:
- Attend School Board forums to ask what they will do to keep arts in schools.
- Send a letter to your City Council person, or county commissioner that you support public art and historic places.
- Send a letter to your state representative showing your support for arts funding.