Celebrating the Beauty of Central Iowa

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In collaboration with Marshall County Arts & Culture Alliance, McFarland Clinic is conducting a photography contest to showcase our community and provide an inspiring and healing environment in the new facility. Area residents and photographers are encouraged to submit digital images which capture the beauty of Central Iowa.

​McFarland Clinic is currently constructing a 66,000 square foot state-of-the art facility at 421 East Merle Hibbs Blvd in Marshalltown. The $20 million facility will allow for more comfortable and efficient use of space to provide patient care. With the help of the local community, the artwork planned for the facility will celebrate the natural beauty of Central Iowa found in nature’s colors, wildlife, landscape and iconic images of our area.

McFarland Clinic’s Executive Director, Deb Wollam, shared “we are excited for the opportunity to provide a beautiful and uplifting environment for patients in the new facility with a combination of natural lighting and photos of scenic landscapes, nature, wildlife, plants and iconic places from Central Iowa.”

The contest is seeking photos taken of Central Iowa in three different categories: Scenic Landscapes & Nature, Native Wildlife & Plants and Iconic places. A total of 25 photos will be selected by the McFarland Clinic Facilities Committee for permanent photographic art installations in the new facility. A $100 stipend per image will be awarded to the photographers of the selected photos.

Executive Director, Amber Danielson, shared, “we are thrilled about our partnership with McFarland Clinic and their support of local arts in their new facility. This is an outstanding opportunity for regional photographers to be showcased for years to come.”

Artist applications are due on Sunday, August 7th and final selections will be decided by mid-September. The facility is currently planning for an early 2023 opening. More details about the application requirements can be found at

The Arts & Culture Alliance, a non-profit organization, was created in 2004 to cultivate a community of arts and culture by supporting, promoting and enriching existing opportunities and by seeking new possibilities.  Our mission allows us to focus on enhancing the quality of life in Marshalltown by making it a place in which arts and culture thrive and our community flourishes.


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