Community Art

When it comes to the arts, Stratford is spoiled for talent, and we're pleased to feature local art in our Library spaces.

Do you paint, take photos, make textile arts, sketch, or create in other ways? Have you always wanted to exhibit your art in a public space where people can enjoy it? Now you can, at your library!

SPL is looking for artists to share their work at the library - you do not have to be a professional artist to participate. All creativity is welcome.

Apply now for exhibition dates in 2023 (application form and details below). 

Art Application

Before applying, be sure to read all three documents below:

Art Exhibit Guidelines

Appendix A: Application for Use of Art Display Space
Appendix B: Display Locations and Parameters

2023 Exhibits

Jan 9 - Feb 18

Main Floor:
Monica Macinnes: A Collection of Aphorisms & Private Thoughts - paintings
Stratford Quilt Club: Cloth Comforts - Wall quilts by various members
Janette Gryba: Assemblage of Flowers - paintings

Alzheimer's Society of Huron Perth

Feb 27 - April 8

Karin Johansson Mussen: The Beholder's Eye - paintings
Evelyn Newman: Natural Wonders - oil paintings

Auditorium Space available

April 17 - May 27

Main Floor - Gerie Noordam: Felted Fibre Arts

Locations Available

June 5 - July 15

Locations Available

July 24 - Sept 2

Main Floor:
Christopher Archie Arthurs: SuburBeauty - photographs

Locations Available

Sept 11 - Oct 21

Locations Available

Oct 30 - Dec 9

Main Floor:
Barbara Storey: Digital arts

Auditorium space available

Past Exhibits

2022 Exhibits

Debra March | Main Floor | June 6 – July 16
AWAKENINGS - an exhibit of paintings that awaken the eye with vibrant colour and imagery

Donna Debling | Main Floor | July 25 – Sept 3
My Wandering Eye: An Exhibit of Fabric Art - textile pieces that explore nature, texture, and anything that caught the eye of the artist!

Rosemary Galloway |Main Floor | Sept 12 – Oct 22
Rural Roots - large pastels capturing the landscapes, people and animals of rural life, from an artist based in Gadshill.

Courtney Kraehling | Main Floor | June 6 – July 16
Pandemic Views - A collection of paintings by this new artist who taught herself to paint over the pandemic.

Florence Morris | Main Floor | July 25 – Sept 3
Mixed media, abstracts and landscapes that reflect a variety of themes explored by the artist.

Brenda Storey | Main Floor | Jan 10 – Feb 19
Portrait Gallery - a collection of five portraits of famous people, done through the artist’s view of them “as seen on tv”

Heidi Sander & Kim McCarthy | Main Floor | Sept 12 – Oct 11
Emergence - a poetry, art, and musical collaboration that brings a new vision of public art to the Stratford community

Barbera Story | Oct 31 - Dec 10
Digital Art


Have questions? Ready to exhibit? Please contact:

Melanie Kindrachuk
Public Service Librarian
519-271-0220 x128