What's on right now in the Gallery?
Color Your World: A Barrington Mural and Other Works by Artist-Illustrator Sara Michaels
January 26 - Mid-March 2016 | Learn more about the artist and her work
History of the Gallery
Gallery in the Library
Created in 1979, the Gallery in the Library hosts up to six exhibits per year, each typically spanning two months. In June 2014, with additional space, a new look, and the Walker Display system, the Gallery in the Library is once again presenting lively and thought-provoking works of art to library visitors. The Gallery is now curated by the Art Advisory Committee: Public Information Manager Karen McBride, Assistant Librarian Sam Adams-Lanham and Assistant Librarian Ashley Brooke Sero, along with Board of Trustees Liaison to the Gallery Barbara Pintozzi.
About the Gallery space
The Gallery in the Library is located throughout the first and second floors of the library and is open to the public seven days a week.
Artists: interested in knowing the measurements of our exhibit walls?
|Internet Café (dark grey wall)||31' 6"||8' 6"|
|Business & Tech Center (dark grey wall)||25' 6"||9'|
|Media Browsing (rust red wall)||4' 1"||9'||left of 90" monitor niche|
|Media Browsing (rust red wall)||9' 9"||9'||right of 90" monitor niche|
|Media Browsing (dark grey wall)||7' 11"||9'||Dimensions do not include door on this wall|
|Base of Stair Tower (dark grey wall)||5' 5"||9'||Although wall is wider, Walker System covers only 5' 5"|
|Reading Commons (dark grey wall)||22' 8"||9' 8"||New Book shelves in area are 5' high|
|Young Adult area (dark grey wall)||19' 6"||9' 6"||Book shelves in area are 5' 10" high|
The Barrington Area Library's arts program expands the library's mission by stimulating imagination and fostering lifelong learning. The Committee's goal is to give local artists the opportunity to present new work in a public setting and encourages all artists in the Barrington area and surrounding communities to submit an application for consideration.
call for artists
The Barrington Area Library Arts Advisory Committee invites artists 18 years of age and over working or residing in the area to submit an application for consideration.
The Committee's goal is to give local artists the opportunity to present new work in a public setting and encourages all artists in the Barrington area and surrounding communities to apply.