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

Oct 30 - Dec 9
Main Floor:
Barbara Storey: Digital Arts 
SAQA Whisper Project: a group exhibit of a quilt-based game of Telephone, by local members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (until mid-Jan)
Stay tuned for our 2024 exhibit announcements!

Past Exhibits

2023 Exhibits

Monica Macinnes | Main Floor | Jan 9 -  Feb18
Collection of Aphorisms & Private Thoughts - paintings
Stratford Quilt Club | Main Floor | Jan 9 - Feb 18
Cloth Comforts - Wall quilts by various members
Janette Gryba | Main Floor | Jan 9 - Feb 18
Assemblage of Flowers - paintings

Alzheimer's Society of Huron Perth | Auditorium | Jan 9 - April 8
Karin Johansson Mussen | Main Floor | Feb 27 - April 8
The Beholder's Eye - paintings
Evelyn Newman | Main Floor | Feb 27 - April 8
Natural Wonders - oil paintings
Gerie Noorda | Main Floor |  April 17 - May 27
Felted Fibre Arts
SPL Staff | Main Floor | June 5 - July 15
The Creative Library: an exhibition of staff artwork
Cathy Rehberg | Main Floor | June 5 - July 15
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


Have questions? Ready to exhibit? Please contact:

Melanie Kindrachuk
Public Service Librarian
519-271-0220 x128