Display at the Library

The second floor gallery at the library offers a venue for local artists to exhibit and sell their work.

Art Exhibit Procedures

The Haverhill Public Library makes available exhibit space for local artists as an extension of its mission “to serve the cultural, social, and community needs of a diverse population…” To apply for exhibit space, artists must complete and return a Request To Exhibit form and an Art Exhibit Procedures form.

At present, the exhibit area consists of 113 linear feet of wall space on the second floor of the library. The following procedures are designed to facilitate the arrangements for art exhibits.

  1. Artists should contact the director’s office to coordinate set up, removal, and publicity (373-1586, Ext. 617).  The office will coordinate these functions with building maintenance.
  2. Exhibits may be scheduled from 4-8 weeks.
  3. Library will supply “S” hooks and chains for hanging artwork. The artist will supply ladder, hooks and hangers.
  4. Artists will supply the hanging material (wire, nylon, etc.).  Under no circumstances should any material be adhered to the walls.  If there is any damage done to the wall by the artist, the library will bill the artist for any expenses incurred to repair the wall.
  5. Artists are responsible for providing information for exhibit announcements, fliers, press releases, price lists, etc. to the director’s office, as well as replenishing business cards and other information.
  6. Artists may make arrangements with the director’s office for a reception.  Beverages must be non-alcoholic, clear liquid and non-staining.  Food consumption is restricted to the gallery area.
  7. Artists are required to sign a waiver of liability for lost or damaged artwork.

Currently On Display

Mackenzie Casto, local student artist

Haverhill Public Library is hosting an art display by 13 year old Mackenzie Casto of Bradford, MA.  She is a student member of the Greater Haverhill Arts Association.   Her favorite art medium is watercolor and her favorite subjects to paint are animals, especially endangered animals and wolves, which are all part of her collection that is on display.  She also has her art on exhibit at the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon and has a solo exhibit at Boston Children’s Hospital.  She was the first youth artist of the month at the Parker River Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport, and has her art featured on their website.  She has also received an Honorable Mention Award in the National Scholastic Arts and Writing competition for a watercolor piece.  To learn more about Mackenzie and her artwork, visit her website www.MacCastoArt.com.

This exhibit will be on display through March.  It can be seen on the 2nd floor during regular library hours.