The Library Art Show is having a renaissance! We want More Art, More Artists, and More Shows!

That means our public art shows will now happen multiple times a year and will feature any and all artists who wish to participate. Each show will have a theme, which will be open to your interpretation of course! Every piece that meets the guidelines will be included in the show until we hit capacity (35-40 pieces for most shows).

Inaugural Show Opens September 15, art due September 8-9

Theme: Community

What does Community mean to you? We want to see it! Enter the Library’s new art show, Community.

The first 40 entrants to register online will be accepted to the show! Registration begins Monday August 14 at 10am.

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More shows will follow! Next upcoming show will be December/January, Show Theme: Beginning/s. 

Community Public Art Show Calendar

Online Registration opens Monday, August 14 at 10am

All work MUST BE PRE­REGISTERED to participate in the show. The first 40 pieces preregistered will be accepted. Work not preregistered will not be accepted.

Drop off times: Friday, September 8, 4:00-6:00.  Saturday, September 9, 10:00-12:00.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 15, 7:00

Pick up: Monday, October 30, 4:00-6:00

Work must be dropped off and picked up during these times, no exceptions will be made. Only register for the show if you are able to make the listed drop off and pick up times.

Who may enter:

Artists over the age of 18 residing in the Chicago metropoli­tan area may enter. There is no entry fee.

Where and When to enter:

Work will be accepted at the Wilmette Library, 1242 Wilmette Ave. only during the times listed above. The library is located a block west of Green Bay Road on the corner of Park Ave. All work MUST BE PRE­REGISTERED to participate in the show. The first 40 pieces preregistered will be accepted. Work not preregistered will not be accepted.

Preregistration opens Monday, August 14 at 10am. To preregister your work, please:

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What to enter:

Enter one wall piece, not exceeding 4’ x 4’, framed for gallery presentation and wired for hanging. The entry must not have been submitted previously. Dax-type frames, masonite and clip­board frames will not be accepted. Additionally, sculpture and multi-piece works (e.g., diptychs, triptychs) will not be accepted in this show. The piece should fit into the show’s theme: Community

What else you need to know:

  • Artists must personally submit his or her own work. Com­mercial galleries may not submit work for an artist.
  • Work previously submitted in a Wilmette Public Library Show will not be accepted.
  • All subject matter must be appropriate for viewing by the general public.
  • Library employees are not permitted to accept or release artwork at any time. Artists may not drop off or remove work from the Auditorium except at the times designated in the show calendar.
  • There is no limit on the number of shows artists may enter, but no artist may enter two consecutive shows.

All pieces must fit into the above guidelines to be accepted into the show.

Please check back here for more info and future show announcements!

QUESTIONS: Contact the Community Services Department, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-256-6925

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