Art in the Library

Art in the Library

Explore art and learn more about local artists at your library.

The library hosts art exhibits by local artists of all ages. Exhibits are available to view during library open hours and may include themed activities, artist receptions, music, and demonstrations. Visit the library to view our current exhibits and explore descriptions of current and upcoming exhibits below.

Summer 2022

Animals in Art | Various Artists | Atrium Gallery

Enjoy stunning depictions of animals by a collection of artists from Southwest Michigan. The Animals in Art exhibit includes a variety of mediums and is available to view in the atrium of the library’s main level. The 2022 Animals in Art Exhibit is our 10th year hosting this special art event. This summer, the exhibit features works by more than twenty artists.

Gardening for Pollinators with Native Plants: Photos from My Backyard | Quyen Edwards | Café Gallery

Take in the natural beauty of Michigan through the striking photographs of native plants and animals by Quyen Edwards.

Artist statement: I have been interested in native plants and pollinators since 2018 when I helped plant the Portage District Library’s Monarch Waystation. I have learned a lot about native plants since then and have enjoyed watching the insects they attract. All of these photographs were taken in my backyard in Portage. You can find more of my photographs of native plants and the creatures that visit my garden on Instagram @mi_nativeplantgarden.

Purchasing Local Art

Some of the art displayed in our art exhibits is available for purchase. You can inquire about pricing or artist contact information at the Information Desk on the main level. The library does not handle the sale of artworks. Interested parties must contact the artist directly. Artwork displayed at the library for an exhibit must remain at the library for the duration of the contracted exhibit.


Are You a Local Artist?

We will be accepting applications for future exhibits soon! To receive an email notification when we are accepting applications for future exhibits, please fill out the following form: