A goal of the East Granby Public Library is to stimulate the appreciation and knowledge of art in East Granby and the Farmington Valley. Priority will be given to local and Connecticut artists.

Artists interested in exhibiting their work should fill out an application and sign the “Hold Harmless” agreement prior to acceptance and installation of their work.  

All art exhibits must be appropriate for family viewing.

The Main Library is the location for all art shows and exhibits. All flat works must be suitably framed. Hooks are provided for hanging. No tape, tacks, labels, or other materials that can damage the walls may be used for any purpose in the exhibit. The title of the artwork and price lists, or background material about the artist, may be given to the library director to display.  

There are two display cases available for three-dimensional works. There is a display case in the Main Library, and a set of two display cases in the hallway to the Children’s Area.  

A duration of one to two months is allowed for an exhibit. The artist is responsible for installing and dismantling the show and providing any printed material to announce, promote or accompany the show. The artist will be assigned times for set-up and take-down for the show.

If the artist wishes to host a reception in conjunction with the exhibit, it should be held during regular Library hours and be open to the public. If you wish to hold an opening reception after business hours, a fee of $25/hour will be charged to have staff on site. Rules governing the use of the Conference Rooms and kitchen facilities will apply; and are available upon request. The artist is responsible for any publicity concerning the reception and for set-up and clean-up. No alcoholic beverages may be served.

Questions about exhibit arrangements can be directed to the Library Director Monique Gerken at 860-653-3002 or email Moniqueg@egpl.org.