Art in the Library

The Ridgefield Library presents many programs and events for artists and lovers of art, including rotating exhibits in The Gallery on the Lower Level of the Library, as well as programs and workshops. The Library also has a Fine Arts collection and many online resources on the arts.


ARTalks is a series of lectures, films, and workshops that explore the creative and focus on art, architecture, and design. The series is co-sponsored by the Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

2021-2022 ARTalks schedule

Art Exhibits

The Library’s Lower Level Gallery is open to the public during normal Library hours. 

For Artists

The Ridgefield Library welcomes the display of art exhibitions in its Gallery space in keeping with its mission that the Library “anticipates and meets the evolving needs of our community. We are an essential partner and the place where people go to discover, question, learn and connect.”

The Library’s Program Department will review a representative sample of the artist’s portfolio and decide if it is suitable for a Library exhibition. As the exhibition space is in a public space, the artwork must meet appropriate community standards and be suitable for all ages. Exhibitions are selected by the Library on the basis of aesthetic quality, educational interest, and appeal and relevance to the community.

If you would like to be considered to show your work at the Library please email Laurie McGavin Bachmann at [email protected] for more information.

The Gallery

Click here for a 3D walk through of the Gallery featuring Woodblock prints by Mark Ceconi, that were exhibited in November 2017.

Fine Arts Collection

The Library’s Fine Arts Collection is housed in the Sara and Rudy Ruggles, Jr. Fine Arts Reading Room on the Upper Level, in the original 1903 part of the building.