Art in the Library

 The Ridgefield Library presents many programs and events for artists and lovers of art, including monthly 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.

Click here to see other scheduled exhibits and other art related programs coming up at the Library.

Art Exhibits

Art & Text

On View from Friday, November 1 though Thursday, December 19, 2019

Artists’ Reception: Saturday, November 2, 2–4 PM

This show, Art & Text, taking place in the Ridgefield Library Gallery is part of themed exhibitions of the same name taking place across a consortium of 13 Fairfield County, CT libraries from September – December 2019. The participating library galleries have selected the Art & Text theme as a natural one for libraries. This exhibition will feature the textual medium in art as seen in rich combinations of text letters words, colors, forms, and images. The Art & Text exhibition at the Ridgefield Library will take place from November 1 through December 19, 2019. This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

ARTalks 2019–2020

ARTalks is a series that explores the creative process through programs and workshops about art, architecture, and design. The series is co-sponsored by the Library and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists.

Click here for a printable brochure of our most recent ARTalks series or here for a full listing and to register for programs.

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.