Art at Laura’s
Art at Laura’s supports creative expression through visual arts as a means of contributing to both community and culture.
The Library is a platform for the public and welcomes artists of all abilities, all ages, and all walks of life, to share their love of art through display, demonstration, and teaching in an encouraging and relaxed space. Art is displayed in a family friendly environment, so art should be appropriate for all ages. The Art Committee strives to highlight local artists in the neighborhood, but will consider all submissions.
Exhibits range in length from six to eight weeks; shows are often booked six months to a year in advance. The Art Committee will review all artists within six months of submission. Guidelines and full procedures will be sent to artists who are selected. The Commons will be available for receptions; if you would like to host a reception for the public please coordinate with the Community Librarians when you are planning your exhibit.
Composed of area artists and Library staff, the Art Committee fosters conversations and connections with artists in the surrounding areas. The Art Committee previews submissions, assists in selecting artists for exhibitions, and supervise an installation, take down, programs, and receptions. The Art Committee reviews all applications and selects Artists for exhibition. Membership on the Art Committee will not preclude an artist from showing his or her own works at the Library. Those interested in serving on the Art Committee are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Commons is able to host exhibit space for two-dimensional, flat art utilizing a hanging system financed by the Art Committee and its fundraising efforts. Three-dimensional art in most cases cannot be displayed since it is a busy space. Hanging wire, frog tape, eye hooks, measuring tape, and ladder provided by the Library. We suggest you visit the space before submitting your work to make sure it will work for your show.