New Urban Gallery project!

But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny. – David Hockney


The Youth Art Team summer camp participants developed the selection criteria and a list of questions so you know what students are looking for when choosing people for the Urban Gallery:


  • How do they show they care about you or other people?
  • Describe a sacrifce this person has made for another person.
  • What small things has this person done that have made a bigger impact?


  • In what ways does this person inspire others?
  • Tell a story about a time they made another person feel safe.
  • What have they done to change your life or the lives of other people?


  • What do they say to be funny?
  • Tell this person’s beautiful story, journey, or adventure.
  • Describe a time when this person was selfless.


  • Will you tell a story about a time when they were afraid. How did they overcome their fear?
  • Describe a time when this person took a risk – something that could cause them pain or pose a threat.
  • How has this person tackled the “dark” by adding “light”?


  • How does this person show strength and grit?
  • Describe a time when this person stood up for another person or something they believed in.
  • Will you tell a story about a time when this person had to keep going, even though it was hard?


Submit a name now! Or download a printable version here.


Student collaborators:


The new Youth Art Team Urban Gallery Installation project is supported, in part, by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, the R.J. McElroy Trust, Omega Cabinetry, and First Presbyterian Church (Waterloo).