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Applications Accepted Through April 30 for Small Arts Grants

Applications are now being accepted for the City of Ames Small Arts Grant Program. This pilot program provides competitive grants for individual artists to create arts projects that will benefit Ames residents and contribute to making Ames a fun and vibrant community. The City Council has budgeted $10,000 in total for these grants.

“There are many skilled and passionate artists in the Ames community,” said Public Art Commission chair Sara Sherman. “This program provides an opportunity for those artists to share their talents with the community.”

“We are eager to see the ... Read Full Blog

Ames Public Library Grieves

Ames Public Library is committed to the City of Ames values shared by Mayor Haila in support of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. (

Ames Public Library staff and Trustees grieve for the recent acts of violence in our nation, and our hearts go out to the victims' families and communities. To our friends in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, please know that we stand with you. We pledge to continue our work toward greater equity and inclusion in the Library and in our community.

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Public Invited to Virtual Brainstorming Meeting on Possible Ames Film Festival

Ames Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an exploratory meeting for film enthusiasts interested in holding an Ames-based film festival. This meeting was originally scheduled for March 2020 but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The rescheduled meeting will be held virtually on Zoom at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, and participants may join by following this link:

For phone participants, the number is 312.626.6799 and the meeting ID is 930 7724 7074. Participants who do not wish to speak can also view the meeting on Facebo... Read Full Blog