Exhibiting Art in the Library

The Oak Park Public Library welcomes local artists to exhibit their work and engage with the community. Access to opportunities and spaces is guided by our commitment to equity and anti-racism. We invite artists of all backgrounds and mediums to submit a proposal to exhibit their work in a library space designed to showcase wall mount paintings, photographs, and two-dimensional art.

A diverse committee of library staff reviews all submissions from artists and will contact those who are selected for a month-long exhibition of their work. The selection process is guided by multiple factors:

  • The library’s commitment to equity and anti-racism;
  • Prioritization of local and Oak Park affiliated artists;
  • Artwork that aligns with the community aspirations of literacy, education, diversity, inclusion, equity, empathy, health, safety, and affordability.

Submit a proposal

Before submitting a proposal, please review the library’s Exhibiting Art in the Library policy and review the submission deadlines below.

Proposals submitted by…Will be considered for display:
March 1August-December
September 1January-June