In partnership with the Branford Arts and Cultural Alliance (BACA), the Blackstone Library invites artists to complete an application to exhibit their work in 2022. At least 3-4 examples of the artist’s work must be submitted with the application. The library is especially interested in working with artists who will consider combining an exhibit with an opportunity for a demonstration or discussion.
Exhibits will be located in the recently re-opened upper rotunda gallery space. When the Library was constructed and opened in 1896, it contained an art gallery with works by notable artists of the time. In celebration of its 125th anniversary, the Library is renewing its commitment to the arts and will provide an outlet for local artists to exhibit their work. In doing so, the Library hopes to expose the community to new art forms and ideas, foster creativity and inspire curiosity.
Applications will be accepted through November 30 and artists will be notified by December 15. The first exhibit will take place in January, 2022. Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of library staff, a member of the board of trustees, and a representative from BACA. Work will be chosen according to the needs and interests of the community, the artistic quality of the works, and the suitability of the format for the Library’s physical space.