Art in the Library

Four paintings hanging on a wall inside the Library near rows of computers.

The Naperville Public Library supports a rotating art display at each building. If you would like to have your artwork considered for these displays, please read the Art Exhibit Guidelines and fill out the Art Exhibition form below.

Art Exhibition Application


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    1. Art Exhibit Guidelines

      Display areas at all three Naperville Public Library locations are available for exhibits of framed or mounted art works by local artists, students in District 203 and 204 schools, and not-for-profit groups. Normally the exhibit period is three months. Exhibits on display reflect the views of the artist(s) and not Naperville Public Library or the Naperville Public Library Board of Trustees. 

      The Library Managers and designated staff members at 95th Street Library, Nichols Library, and Naper Blvd. Library are responsible for determining whether an artist’s work is of a nature, format and quality appropriate for the gallery area. The library will publicize the exhibit on the library’s website and social media outlets.

      1. Expectations and Requirements – The exhibit is limited to the display areas at 95th Street Library, Nichols Library, and Naper Blvd. Library. The work must be framed, mounted or otherwise prepared for hanging on the hooks provided by the library. No modification of the library facility is permitted for the installation of an exhibit. No additional exhibit space is permitted. Artists are responsible for arranging set up and removal of their artwork with library staff. The exhibit must be assembled during the first week of the exhibit period and the items are expected to remain on display until the last week of the exhibit period. The Library and the artist will determine the dates and times for the exhibit to be set up and taken down. Library staff may dispose of artwork not picked up one month after the exhibit period.
      2. Sales – Prices of the artwork may not be displayed in the exhibit. The library will not act as the artist’s agent in the sale of his/her work. The artist may provide a list of the art works, including the price and the artist’s contact information, which will be kept at the service desk and made available to customers upon request.
      3. Library Regulations – The library reserves the right to refuse the use of the exhibit areas to anyone whose exhibit is disruptive of library functions. The library reserves the right to withdraw the privilege of the use of exhibit areas. The Naperville Public Library and its staff assume no responsibility for the preservation, protection, insurance or possible damage or theft of any item displayed.
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