Calling all artists who are called to care!

Submit your original artwork that brings awareness to ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, whether local or global, to the first-ever eARTh Day Exhibition. Use your artistic talents to show our community why you care about the earth and why they should, too.

Your artwork will be shown in a pop-up exhibit at the EARTH DAY FAMILY FUN event hosted by the West Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department's GREEN TEAM on Saturday, April 20 from 10:00am-12:00pm at City Hall. All submitted artwork will be shared on the Parks and Recreation Department’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and website as well.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the top artwork in each of the following categories. Winners will be selected in both YOUTH and ADULT divisions.

Download the submission form here

   Photography  Painting/Drawing  Digital Composition  Written Word
 Youth Division (5-15)



$50   $50
 Adult Division (16+)  $100


 $100  $100



              February 1, 2019            Call for eARTh Day Exhibition submissions begins

              April 1, 2019                   Artwork submission due by 5pm

              April 2-14, 2019              Artwork judging takes place

              April 15, 2019                 Winning artwork announced

              April 20, 2019                 eARTh Day Exhibition held during the Earth Day Family Fun Event 

(10am-12pm at WDM City Hall)


Contact Allison Ullestad, Recreation Coordinator, at 515-222-3455 or at for further details about submitting your artwork.