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Art Exhibits

Durham County Library locations regularly exhibit the work of local artists. If you would like your art displayed, follow the instructions at the bottom of the page. A printable listing of all permanent art exhibits (PDF) is also available.

Current Exhibits

Little Worlds – Main Library
Runs through September 20

Little WorldCreated by Tim Gabriel, the Little World display at the library features four custom-made, detailed exhibits including a Caribbean pirate beach, vampire estates, a haunted ghost town and an Egyptian temple excavation. Versions of the exhibit have been displayed at the Museum of Life and Science and are featured annually at Garrett Farms in Durham. Learn more about Little World at littleworld.us.


Exhibit Your Art

Calling all artists (photographers, quilters, sculptors, new media and digital artists, etc.): Have your work exhibited at Durham County Library!

How does it work?

  • Submit an application (PDF).
    • Include images (preferably digital).
    • The Art Committee reviews applications in early January, April, July and October of each year.
  • You will receive notification on the status of your application by the 15th of the month following the review.
  • If approved, you and a library representative will sign an agreement stipulating the location of the exhibit and other details. (The library tries to accommodate artist preferences, but cannot always do so.)
  • The artist is responsible for the exhibit installation and de-installation.
  • Artwork is usually exhibited for 90 days.
  • You may exhibit your work once within a two-year period.

Where to get more information: