Portage District Library Art Exhibits

The library hosts art exhibits by local artists of all ages. Exhibits are usually up between four and six weeks and may include artist receptions, music, and art demonstrations. We have four primary gallery spaces in the library: The Community Art Gallery is located on the east wall of the Atrium and also includes the entrance ramp and stairwell. The Solo Gallery takes up the north end of the Atrium. The Lower Level Gallery incorporates the entry space into the Youth Department and meeting rooms. The Local History and Culture Gallery includes featured display cases on our Upper Level.

Art Exhibits

Community Art Gallery/Local History & Culture Gallery

In celebration of the Latvian centennial, come to the library during the months of September and October to explore Latvian culture through the art of knitted mittens! The mittens on display were knitted by Latvian Americans and are ethnographically correct reproductions of this folk art. Traditional clothing and other Latvian items will also be on display courtesy of local artisan Larisa Rozins

Solo Gallery

Come to the library during the months of September and October to experience the stunning acrylic paintings of Portage artist David Elhart. Elhart will move you with his unique use of color and shape that turn ordinary scenes into something extraordinary.

Lower Level Gallery

Hand-built model cars are on display in the Lower Level Gallery this fall. Each automobile was meticulously crafted by local hobbyist Thom Sherman. Come enjoy the variances in design throughout automobile history!

More Information

For more information about the art exhibits at Portage District Library, please contact the Art Exhibit Coordinator:

Katharyn Jones | kjones@portagelibrary.info | 269-585-8711

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