Art Exhibit Proposal

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.

Imagine more art.

We are currently booking for 2025. 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.

Art Exhibit Application

This information is required to be considered for an Art Exhibit in the library.

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The undersigned hereby irrevocably agrees to: (1) arrange a how-to tour with the Art Team to see the exhibit space no less than 4 weeks from the exhibition start date, (2) make their own arrangements for assistance with installation and removal of their exhibit, (3) conform to the library's 2D Exhibit Guidelines and artist's responsibilities described within, (4) conform to all of the regulations printed in the Lawrence Public Library Exhibit and Display Policy, (5) hold the Lawrence Public Library, its officers, trustees, invitees, agents, and employees harmless from any and all claims, demands, and liabilities which may arise out of applicant’s use of the exhibit areas, grounds, and facilities, and (6) fully indemnify the Lawrence Public Library, it’s officers, trustees, invitees, agents, and employees for any and all costs, expenditures, and damages relating thereto (including attorney’s fees). The undersigned further represents that he or she is fully authorized to enter into this agreement for and on behalf of said organization, and acknowledges that the Lawrence Public Library may, in its sole and absolute discretion, decline to grant this application for any reason or no reason at all:
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    Angela Longhurst

    art proposals, calendar bookings, and general exhibit Q&A

    Traci Bunkers

    art installation assistance, technical support, and social media

    Heather Kearns

    art space mission, guidelines, policies, and feedback

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