About the Gallery
What's on right now in the Gallery?
The Gallery is currently on hiatus, as the library prepares for renovations in 2013-2014.
We invite you to experience a different kind of art installation, our "Artistic Endeavors - Artist In Residence" programs on Sunday afternoons.
History of the Gallery
Gallery in the Library
Created in 1979, the Gallery in the Library hosts six to twelve exhibits per year, each typically spanning three to seven consecutive weeks. While the Gallery has long been a part of our community, exhibitions were interrupted by the loss of the Barrington Area Arts Council. The space was reinvigorated in 2009 with the addition of two local curators, Lisa Swarbrick and Kelly Stachura. With additional space, a new look, and the Walker Display system, the Gallery in the Library hosts the work of local artists in a variety of two-dimensional media. Gallery in the Library is located on the library's first floor and is open to the public.
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
Please note: the library will be undergoing renovation until approximately June 2014. No Gallery in the Library exhibits will take place during the renovation.
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.
arts advisory committee
gallery in the library
The library will be undergoing renovation soon. Watch for details on new display opportunities.