Art in the Library

Art in the Library

Art in the Library is a self-supporting non-profit program of the Peabody Memorial Library. It was designed to give the local artists a place to exhibit their artwork, to promote the understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in our communities, to stress the importance of art in our lives and in the lives of our children, and to increase library usage and appreciation.

The Art in the Library “Meet the Artists” receptions are free and presented as a public social event for the enjoyment of all of the community.

If you are interested in showing your artwork, please contact the library at 497-3003.

Art Events

                                                                               Meet the Artists Reception

                                                                          Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 6pm

                                        Exhibit runs from July 5, 2023 – July 28, 2023 during library hours.


                                           Art Turn In for Artists- Saturday, July 29, 2023 from 10am – 2pm

                                                                               Meet the Artists Reception

                                                                          Wednesday, August 2, 2023 at 6pm

                                        Exhibit runs from August 2, 2023 – August 30, 2023 during library hours.


                                           Art Turn In for Artists- Wednesday, August 30, 2023 from 10am – 4pm

                                                                               Meet the Artists Reception

                                                                          Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 6pm

                                        Exhibit runs from September 13, 2023 – October 11, 2023 during library hours.


                                                                                     Dazzled by Diamonds

                                        A Special Art Exhibit by Peabody Memorial Library’s Diamond Painting Group

                                                                                Meet the Artists Reception

                                                                        Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 3pm

                                                  Exhibit runs from October 21, 2023 – December 30, 2023



Art Committee

Charlene Nelson

Kylie Hinkley

Heidi Hinkley

Submission Guidelines

Artwork: Must be two dimensional, be original, no copies from other artists or publications. Work must be labeled on the back with name and a release form must be signed before leaving any work.

Work must be framed. Watercolor and photography should be matted and under glass or plexiglass. All work must be WIRED. No saw tooth hangers. Top center of the wire should be near the top of the frame. Please check our hanging system to make sure your wiring is adequate. Improperly wired art work will not be accepted. All work is subject to review for appropriateness of subject or quality.

Size: Two works measuring no more than 16×20 ID or one larger work. Works over 24X36 OD are not recommended and will be used on a space available basis only.

Publication: Submission of your work automatically constitutes your authorization for us to use your art work for the purpose of press and promotional releases for our exhibit. To be included in our brochure please submit a biography at least 30 days prior to turn in date.

Fee: There is no entry fee. We do however request a 15% donation from all sales to help defray our expenses in displaying the art. Artists are responsible for sales tax if applicable.

We do not have storage space and a fee will be charged for work not picked up at the proper time. We cannot ship.