Urbandale's Public Art Committee launched a program last year to spiff up otherwise dull public infrastructure with art.
- Urbandale calls it "splash art" — and it's funded in part by a $2.5K grant that's matched by the city.
- Just take a look at what the artists came up with. An electric meter-turned-elephant? We love it.
Of note: It's uncertain whether Urbandale will budget more money for future masterpieces in the program, city spokesperson Derek Zarn told Jason last week.
Be smart: Get approval from the city before creating your artistic wonders on public surfaces.
- Otherwise, it's just graffiti or vandalism.
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