Why does art in the library matter?
“Every library, stripped to its barest mission, seeks to connect people with information. Art is information—the product of a creative process and the process itself.” Erinn Batykefer
Community art plays an important role in the life of Lafayette Public Library. In collaboration with the Lafayette Cultural Arts Council, we host art exhibits featuring local artists throughout the year at our three public galleries.
In addition to our gallery shows, we proudly spotlight local art in our permanent collection.
CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY
December's gallery space is dedicated to the work of Molly McCrosson, who is also a library staff member. Molly's abstracts are beautifully rendered, intricate, and absorbing. Stop by on during December and be moved by these powerful paintings.
December 4, 2 - 4 pm
"Why do I paint? My identity is tied to art; my earliest memories of worth and magic are of making pictures. . . I've been making art for 50 years, always experiencing that same affirmation. We all have ways of knowing who we are, seeing our worth, experiencing our truest union.
These paintings, from 2016, are expressions of mine." Molly McCrosson
Lafayette Public Library Gallery Space
If you are interested in showing your artwork at the Library, you are invited to answer the City of Lafayette's Call for Artists! The City of Lafayette is looking for artwork to display throughout its gallery spaces, including Lafayette Public Library.