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.
North Gallery: Our Latino Heritage: Latino Families in Lafayette
LPL proudly hosts an ongoing community collaborative exhibit created from photos and stories of Lafayette Latino families. Photos and stories are accepted on an ongoing basis.
CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY
Main Gallery: See and Respond Exhibition
Art on the Street: See & Respond!
Meet the Artists Reception, October 20, 2017; 6-9 pm
Lafayette Public Library
Join us for live music, art, a poetry reading and wonderful community appreciation!
Prizes awarded and winner of the Art on the Street, Jean Mellblom People’s Choice Award announced.
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.