"...t is a great way for artists without gallery representation to show and find an audience"
The Main Library has had exhibits since it opened in 1987 in the Tybie Davis Satin Gallery on the second floor mezzanine. The Southside has an exhibit area that opened in 2007.
“The Library finds that the exhibits are often the first place an artist has a show, so it is a great way for artists without gallery representation to show and find an audience, “ said library director Pat Hodapp.
All exhibits are one-month long. All two-dimensional art will be considered. The Main Library also has glass cases for small three dimensional art. La Farge Branch has a small glass exhibit case; call 955-4862 for information and sign up.
The Main Library art committee meets at 2 p.m. the second Wednesday, in the second floor Pick Room. Artists are asked to bring three representative samples of their work for the committee. For questions call 955-6784. For a show at Southside, the artist needs to call the Reference Desk to get a form and the selection committee will call the artist. 955-6720.
Artists may sell from their shows with no commission taken by the Libraries. Check the Library’s website for information on the application process.