Art at the Library

Books are certainly the stars of the Library but have you ever noticed how much art adorns the walls and fills the beautiful public spaces inside and outside the building? 

The Library’s Atrium Gallery features rotating exhibits of regional work. Art shows change every two months and showcase a broad array of mediums. “What makes our gallery space different from other spaces in town is that it’s for the community and from the community. Many first time artists show their work as well as more established names but we’re selecting from the highly creative artists in and around the Gallatin Valley,” said Sarah DeOpsomer, Development & Outreach Manager at the Bozeman Library Foundation. DeOpsomer manages the Atrium Gallery and works with a small committee that meets annually to review and select exhibit applications. “Library visitors often comment on how much they enjoy the changing exhibits.”

Art displayed in the Library’s Atrium Gallery is for sale with a percentage of sales benefiting the Library Foundation. “Over the years’ pieces have sold from $50 – $7,000. This allows the Library to ensure continuation of cultural programs for the benefit of the public,” said DeOpsomer.

Whether browsing the latest show or purchasing a piece for your collection the next time you come to the Library enjoy the unique and interesting pieces of art on display here (and then pick up your books).


2019 Schedule:

March/April – Kelly Hartman, oil paintings and Julia Henderson, Macramé

May/June – The Compassion Project, Acrylic on wood

July – Southwest Montana Arts annual show

August – Sweet Pea posters

Sept/October – Lee Silliman, “Mystery & Majesty” rock art photography

Nov/December – Barbara Rusmore, Landscape oil paintings


Click here to submit an Art Exhibition Proposal. Due April 30, 2019 for 2020 exhibits.

Please note that only art exhibited within the Atrium Gallery is for sale.