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. 
Lafayette Alleys photos

Main Gallery
September and October

Douglas Pratt


Lafayette Alleyways Photos


Douglas Pratt has been taking photos since he was a teen, and recently decided to  capture his hometown in a unique way, by photographing the alleyways of Old Town Lafayette. 
"I discovered this incredibly engaging world with its own personality. It was a wonderfully different aspect from how I traditionally think of our homes and the folks who live in them. It was a world of its own with a rich, distinct meaning."

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.