**At this time all UP for Arts events have been canceled due to health safety concerning the COVID - 19 virus **

Forever Friends book is now available!

Place an order for “Forever Friends,” which chronicles the story behind the Curran Apple Orchard Park and its stunning new horse statue.
This beautiful hard cover book features a detailed history regarding Charles and Mary Curran’s creation of an incredible apple orchard in University Place as well as the story of a real horse named Brewster who inspired the “Forever Friends” sculpture. Wonderful historical Curran family pictures along with gorgeous full color photos provide a glimpse of our past along with detailing the process to bring “Brewster” the horse back to University Place.
This wonderful book is a must for anyone interested in the orchard or the history of University Place.

Each book is $25 including tax plus $4.00 shipping.


Featured Artists coming soon to our site. Stay tuned for more information. 


UP for Arts is excited to announce the completion of our latest project, "Forever Friends" has been installed in the Curran Apple Orchard Park. Read more about this project and all our past projects!


At this time current events have been canceled due to health safety concerning the COVID-19 virus. 

Please stay tuned as we are working on online events and features to continue bringing the Arts to our community. 

Get Involved

Want to help support our mission and bringing the Arts to University Place? You can get involved with us by donating, becoming a member or volunteering today!

Support UP for Arts when you shop at Amazon.com or Fred Meyers

Support UP for Arts when you shop at Amazon.com or Fred Meyer

Amazon.com donates a portion of sales through their AmazonSmile program. Use this link to shop through amazon and a portion will go to support the Arts here in University Place!

Fred Meyer gives back to the community through their community rewards program. Take advantage of this program and help support the arts by  going to:


and search for UP for Arts or our community number EB955

Latest Project

Forever Friends has been Installed in the Curran Apple Orchard Park!

A stunning horse sculpture is now greeting visitors at the Curran Apple Orchard Park in University Place while
providing them with a glimpse of local history. UP for Arts, a nonprofit volunteer arts group, commissioned
artist, John Jewell, to create the sculpture entitled “Forever Friends,” to celebrate the Curran Apple Orchard’s 25th Anniversary as a community park.

© 2020 by UP for Arts

9-11 Memorial

Located in front of the fire station