Art at the Library
Siouxland Libraries' Downtown Branch provides space for art and/or exhibits of an educational or cultural nature on a rotating basis.
The Library is a public institution visited by people of all ages. Therefore works selected for exhibit need to be appropriate for all ages and in keeping with the Library’s role as a public institution. The Library has the final decision on the arrangement and selection of all exhibits and displays.
Displays usually last for two months, and occasionally one month. We have two walls to utilize (both pictured below): one approximately 20.5 ft. wide and the other approximately 15 ft. wide. Both walls should be used in exhibits. Our hanging system uses movable rods with hooks to hang the art upon. Due to the nature of the hanging system, we recommend each piece be at least about 10 inches in height.
(West art wall; approximately 20.5 ft. wide)
(East art wall; approximately 15 ft. wide)
Also available to use is a small glass display case (optional) by our southeast fireplaces. The case has two shelves, both approximately 13 inches in height.
(Glass art case; two shelves, both approximately 13 in. in height)
Purchasing information may be displayed if pieces are for sale. Library staff would direct any customers interested in buying to contact the exhibitor.
The library does not carry insurance that covers the items exhibited here; we encourage exhibitors to contact their own insurance carrier regarding their materials’ coverage.
If interested in exhibiting at the Downtown Library, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 605-367-8720.
Past artists include: Shaine Schroeder, Mavis Wolfgram, The Great Plains Watercolor Society, Leah Simmons, Jessie Rasche, Joan Putman, Karen Kinder, Stephen Randall, Siouxland Libraries staff members, teen art contest participants, and many more!