Library Art Exhibits
Lawrence Public Library hosts art exhibits that reflect the diversity of both the voices in our community and our collections. If you're an artist living in Lawrence or Douglas County, Kansas we encourage you to apply.
If your work is accepted, you'll receive email confirmation and instructions for what to do next, which will include arranging a tour of the space with the library's Art Team prior to your exhibit opening date and agreeing to our Exhibition Guidelines, opens a new window.
Views and opinions expressed in the library’s art spaces are those of the artist and do not necessarily reflect official policy or position of Lawrence Public Library.
Library staff are not responsible for installing and removing artwork, exhibit promotion, or creating labels and signage.
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We are currently booking for 2024. If you've shown your work at the library in the past, you may apply again 5 years after your last exhibit date.
Public Exhibit Calendar
Library art exhibits run for one month. Artists may install on or around the first day of the month, but all work must be removed by close of library business hours on the last day. Using the blue arrows below, scroll right to find the next available month. This will be your "preferred exhibit date" when you apply.
Before you apply
Please review the information below to determine if your work is a good fit for the library's art spaces.
Ready to apply? Great!
(1) Fill out the Art Exhibit Application below
(2) Be prepared to upload three images (PNG, JPG, or PDF) of your artwork in the application
Please allow 60 days for application review. If you've exhibited at the library before, you may apply again five years past your last exhibit date. Preference will be given to artists who have never before exhibited at the library.
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