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 2024 (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

Upcoming Exhibits

Jan 8 - Feb 17
Main Floor:
Susan Bailey: acrylic paintings of Stratford locales
Spots Available
The Whisper Project, a textile exhibition (held over into January)

Feb 12 - 25: Special exhibit "Picture Yourself", Portraits of seniors, in Partnership with SPL and Anne Hathaway Residence
Feb 26 - Apr 6
Main Floor:
Rachelle Dietert: Acrylic Abstracts
Monica MacInnes: Paintings
Spots available
Apr 15 - May 25
Main Floor:
Debra March: Oils & Acrylics
James Colbeck: Illustrations
Spots available
Jun 3 - Jul 13
Main Floor:
Heidi Sander: Poetry & Photography
Courtney Kraehling: Paintings
Spots Available
Jul 22 - Aug 31
Main Floor:
Cathy Rehberg: Nature Sketches
Children's Art from the Summer Reading Program
Spots Available
Sep 9 - Oct 19
Main Floor: 
Heather Neill: paintings
Spots Available
Teen Instagram Art Takeover 
Oct 28 - Dec 7
Main Floor:
Karin Johansson Mussen: oils & acrylics
Christy Jacobs: Mixed Media paintings
Rosemary Galloway: Acrylic paintings

Past Exhibits

2023 Exhibits

Monica Macinnes | Collection of Aphorisms & Private Thoughts (paintings)
Stratford Quilt Club | Cloth Comforts (wall quilts)
Janette Gryba | Assemblage of Flowers (paintings)

Alzheimer's Society of Huron Perth | Capture the Moment (photography)
Karin Johansson Mussen | The Beholder's Eye (paintings)
Evelyn Newman | Natural Wonders (oil paintings)
Gerie Noordam | Felted Fibre Arts
SPL Staff | The Creative Library: an exhibition of staff artwork
Cathy Rehberg | Feathered Friends: Sketches in graphite
Christopher Archie Arthurs | SuburBeauty - photographs
Heather Neill | Paintings of Solace and Recovery
Kevin Kemp | Digital Painting & Collage
Zachary Voros | Mixed Media artworks
Lynne Wood | "Hope" quilts for Breast Cancer Awareness
Barb Hagerty | Historical Fibre Arts
Cheryl Simpson | Feline paintings on canvas and cloth
Barbara Storey | Digital Arts 
Studio Art Quilt Associates | The Whisper Project


Have questions? Ready to exhibit? Please contact:

Melanie Kindrachuk
Public Service Librarian
519-271-0220 x128