Community Art- Conduction

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. 
Main Gallery

In the Gallery this Month


Main Gallery
Melinda Driscoll


Water inspired abstract paintings


"My paintings are meant to be soothing and healing for the soul.  My hope is that others feel that when viewing my paintings.
I follow where the paint and color lead me.  The texture that forms and the color combinations that expose themselves are the drivers for each piece.  I just need to let go of expectations and assumptions and each painting presents itself on the canvas." See more of Melinda's artwork.

North Gallery Our Latino Heritage

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.

Lafayette Public Library Gallery Space Art Opportunities


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.