Portage District Library Art Exhibits

The library hosts art exhibits by local artists of all ages. Exhibits are usually up between four and six weeks and may include artist receptions, music, and art demonstrations. We have four primary gallery spaces in the library: The Community Art Gallery is located on the east wall of the Atrium and also includes the entrance ramp and stairwell. The Solo Gallery takes up the north end of the Atrium. The Lower Level Gallery incorporates the entry space into the Youth Department and meeting rooms. The Local History and Culture Gallery includes featured display cases on our Upper Level.

Art Exhibits

Community Art Gallery

For the months of December and January, enjoy art created by the students of Portage Public Schools. Students of all ages will dazzle you with their creativity in multiple mediums.

Local History & Culture Gallery

Explore the celebration of Kwanzaa through this informative display made up of items donated by a resident of Portage. Kwanzaa is a pan-African and African-American holiday that celebrates family, community, and culture. The celebration was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 and is observed around the world from December 26 through January 1.

This display will be available for viewing for the months of December and January. The items for the display were generously donated by Monifa A. Jumanne, Ph.D.

Solo Gallery

Enjoy the bright colors of Kalamazoo artist Carrie Penny for the months of January and February. Her acrylic and watercolor paintings feature many natural elements such as flowers.

Lower Level Gallery

For the months of December and January we will have a display of artwork by the young artists of CHUM preschool. You are bound to find something adorable in this exhibit.

More Information

For more information about the art exhibits at Portage District Library, please contact the Art Exhibit Coordinator:

Katharyn Jones | kjones@portagelibrary.info | 269-585-8711

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