Art in the Library

Original art, displayed throughout all three library locations, graces our spaces with whimsy, wonder, and vibrant color. The library’s art collection features more than 30 pieces of contemporary American artwork that is challenging, intriguing, and enduring.

The library also welcomes community artists to exhibit. Opportunities are guided by our commitment to equity and anti-racism. Exhibits—in the Main Library’s second floor gallery space and at Maze Branch—change monthly. Artists: Submit your proposal »

Art pieces on wall

April 16-May 18: Abstraction/Subtraction by Hodges Williams »

The Art Collection

On the individual images below, hover over then click for more details. You can also use the search box below to enter an artist name or work’s title.

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Listen to six local artists ‘In Conversation’

To enhance your public art experience and better connect you with the unique creativity and spirit of six local artists, brief recorded interviews are available. From this webpage, click on LISTEN to hear the artist. From inside the Main Library, you can call the unique “In Conversation” phone number posted next to the work.

Watch the video: ‘We Cultivate Curiosity’

Thank you to Oak Park Videographer Joe Kreml and the Village of Oak Park for creating this inside look at the library’s art collection »

Funding for the art collection

Original art collection acquisitions were funded by the Bricks for Art program and Gala Preview Party both held prior to the 2003 opening of the current Main Library building.