Current & Upcoming Exhibits

Ben Hatke: Art and Adventure

Now through August 31, 2017 -- Downtown Library: 3rd Floor Exhibit

Transformation: Mixed Media by Rich Moizio

Now through August 31, 2017 -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room Exhibit

AADL Staff Art & Craft Exhibit

Now through August 31, 2017 -- Downtown Library: Lower Level Display Cases

Viewpoints: Photographs by Gwendolyn Roth

Now through September 14, 2017 -- Malletts Creek Branch: Exhibits

Kerrytown BookFest Reception And Exhibit Opening 2017

Friday September 8, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm --

Exhibits at AADL

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Apply to Exhibit at the Ann Arbor District Library

Tens of thousands of people walk through our doors each month making us an ideal community space to showcase your work at either our Downtown or Malletts Creek Branch locations. From paintings and photographs, to ceramics and glass works, to special collections, a wide variety of media and shows are considered. Fill out an application to exhibit today, and take advantage of this fantastic community resource!

Applications are welcome anytime and are reviewed on a revolving basis. Exhibits run for six weeks and all works must remain available for the full six week period. We are currently accepting applications for the following time-slots indicated in bold below:

Downtown Multi-Purpose Room Walls (2D work only)

  • Mid-July through August 2017: Mixed Media by Richard Moizio
  • September through mid-October 2017: Resettlement Through the Eyes of Refugees Photo Narrative
  • Mid-October through November 2017: Ann Arbor Women Artists
  • December 2017 through mid-January 2018: Photography by Daniel Sidoli
  • Mid-January through February 2018: Cakeasaurus Woodblock Prints by Maran Short
  • March through mid-April 2018: Rudolph Steiner Student Exhibition
  • Mid-April through May 2018: Ann Arbor Public Schools Student Exhibition
  • June through August 2018: A2 Comic Arts Festival
  • September through mid-October 2018: accepting applications
  • Mid-October through November 2018: Ann Arbor Women Artists
  • December 2018 through mid-January 2019: accepting applications

Downtown 3rd Floor Walls (2D work only)

  • June through August 2017: Original Works by Ben Hatke
  • September through mid-October 2017: Kerrytown BookFest Cover Art
  • Mid-October through November 2017: Ann Arbor Women Artists
  • December 2017 through mid-January 2018: Original Prints by John Gutoskey
  • Mid-January through February 2018: AIA 2018 Awards
  • March through mid-April 2018: Works in Collage by Suzanne Hodges
  • Mid-April through May 2018: Ann Arbor Public Schools Student Exhibition
  • June through mid-July 2018: Works by Margaret Parker
  • Mid-July through August 2018: accepting applications
  • September through mid-October 2018: Kerrytown BookFest Cover Art
  • Mid-October through November 2018: Ann Arbor Women Artists
  • December 2018 through mid-January 2019: accepting applications

Downtown Lower-Level Glass Display Cases (2D and 3D work - cases are 14" deep)

  • Mid-July through August 2017: Works by AADL Staff
  • September through mid-October 2017: Clay-Art-Friends
  • Mid-October through November 2017: Ann Arbor Women Artists
  • December 2017 through mid-January 2018: Photography by Jeffrey Clevenger
  • Mid-January through February 2018: Paintings by Juliet Seignious
  • March through mid-April 2018: Rudolph Steiner Student Exhibition
  • Mid-April through May 2018: Ann Arbor Public Schools Student Exhibition
  • June through mid-July 2018: Works by Margaret Parker
  • Mid-July through August 2018: AADL TBA
  • September through mid-October 2018: Clay Art Friends
  • Mid-October through November 2018: Ann Arbor Women Artists
  • December 2018 through mid-January 2019: accepting applications

Malletts Creek Branch Walls

  • August through mid-September 2017: Paintings by Gwen Roth
  • Mid-September through October 2017: MI American Society of Landscape Architects
  • November through mid-December 2017: Saline Painters Guild
  • Mid-December 2017 through January 2018: Paintings by Marcy Gray
  • February through mid-March 2018: accepting applications
  • Mid-March through April 2018: Ann Arbor Women Artists
  • May through mid-June 2018: AIA 2018 Awards
  • Mid-June through July 2018: UM Women's Faculty Exhibit
  • August through mid-September 2018: accepting applications
  • Mid-September through October 2018: accepting applications
  • November through mid-December 2018: accepting applications
  • Mid-December 2018 through January 2019: accepting applications

Permanent Collection

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On Display at all library locations

The Ann Arbor District Library has an extensive Art_in_the_Library comprised of work by local as well as regionally and nationally known artists. Much of the collection is due to the generosity of the Ladies’ Library Association, which has long supported the arts at the library, donating paintings and sculpture for all AADL locations and contributing annually to our large collection of art books.

Also available on our website, are digital archives of some of our past exhibits including the Downtown Library 50th Anniversary Exhibit

Viewpoints: Photographs by Gwendolyn Roth

Now through September 14, 2017 -- Malletts Creek Branch: Exhibits

Uncovering our world's unfound joy and beauty fuels my passion for photography. Photography caught my heart when I since received my very first point and shoot camera on my twelfth birthday, back in the days of film. I embraced the enlightening transition from film to digital and have not looked back since making the leap. A strong family art background, a BLA degree from Michigan State University, and a lifetime of experience have built the foundation upon which my artistry rests. I devote my free time to photography whenever I can.

Viewpoints is a collection of images for solo exhibition that showcases a transformative adventure that uplifts, encourages, or surprises the viewer and promotes a peaceful atmosphere. The exhibition is arranged in a series of smaller grouped themes which, when taken as a whole, presents our little world in a rejuvenating light. Each piece represents who I am, where I've been, and what inspires me, communicated by an honest, up close and personal photographic style. The common thread connecting the images is a restorative viewpoint of the world, no matter how big or small that world is.

AADL Staff Art & Craft Exhibit

Now through August 31, 2017 -- Downtown Library: Lower Level Display Cases

AADL is excited for the opportunity to once again highlight the creative talents of our diversely talented staff with this all-media exhibition of one-of-a-kind handmade works.

Transformation: Mixed Media by Rich Moizio

Now through August 31, 2017 -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room Exhibit

Rich Moizio sees the world in its most basic elements and also experiences music in a very visual way.

Rhythm resembles pattern, shape, movement, and can create space and tension while pitch can be seen as relating color, value, and line. This is how he observes, breaks down, understands and digests music of all kinds.

The main focus of his work is to transform and transfer aural ideas inspired from music to the visual domain by using the simplest of geometric forms, space, and color. He also likes to work with basic materials such as wood, water-based paints, dyes, and wire. Compositions are loosely based on the grid as a jumping off point, since music is based on the staff.

View Points

Now through July 27, 2017 -- Malletts Creek Branch: Exhibits

Paintings in various media from the UM Faculty Women’s Club Painting Section

This fifth annual exhibition at the Mallets Creek Library features paintings from the Painting Section members of the University of Michigan’s Faculty Women’s Club, covering a large variety of styles and media. Each artist represents her own unique “View Point” on what she sees in the world.

The group started in 1929, creating award winning pieces. The artists learn from each other at weekly paint gatherings in their homes. Shows of their works have been displayed for the past 45 years at venues in the greater Ann Arbor area, including art fairs, UM art galleries, banks, churches, and libraries.

The members of this group strive to enrich the cultural life of the Ann Arbor area by raising awareness of, and by encouraging active participation in, the visual arts.

Silver Club Member Summer Exhibit 2017

Now through July 13, 2017 -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room Exhibit

Mixed Media from The Silver Club

These original pieces of artwork were created by men and women living well with memory loss who participate in the Michigan Medicine UM Geriatrics Silver Club programs. The mission of the Silver Club programs is to build a community where people with memory loss make friends, share joys and fears, be creative, and have fun through meaningful adult-focused engaging activities.

The exhibition consists of over 30 original art pieces that include watercolor and acrylic painting, collage, mixed media photography.

Nickels Arcade Celebrates 100 Years

Now through July 13, 2017 -- Downtown Library: Lower Level Display Cases

Photographs, maps, and ephemera from Nickels Arcade and AADL

Nickels Arcade was constructed in downtown Ann Arbor in 1917. AADL is pleased to host a special exhibit in celebration of its centennial year. The AADL exhibit will feature a collection of architectural photography, historic photographs, maps, and objects from this beloved Ann Arbor landmark.

This exhibit runs in conjunction with a companion exhibit at the Nickels Arcade as well as within the businesses that call the Arcade home.

Update: Deadline Extended! Call for Entries from Gifts of Art

Gifts of Art at the University of Michigan Health System is currently accepting proposals for the 2017/18 exhibition year!

As one of the first and most comprehensive arts in healthcare programs nationwide, Gifts of Art brings the world of art & music to the University of Michigan Health System. Nine galleries display over 50 exhibits a year. They include 2-D and 3-D spaces that are viewed by approximately 10,000 people a day. The galleries are some of the most widely visited indoor, non-museum exhibit spaces in the state.

Gifts of Art is seeking both solo exhibits by individual artists and group exhibits by arts organizations. Submissions may be entered here. The deadline for the Call for Exhibits has been extended until May 31st. They are especially in need of quality 3D artists.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Enough artwork to fill an entire gallery
Resume/CV
A description of the exhibit
A minimum of 15 quality JPEG images for solo artists
A minimum of 24 quality JPEG images for group shows
No application fee

Questions? Call (734) 936-ARTS (2787) or email GiftsofArt@umich.edu.

2017 AIA Honors Award Exhibit

Now through June 14, 2017 -- Malletts Creek Branch: Exhibits

The 2017 AIA Honor Awards exhibit consists of twenty-five projects displayed on photo panels, designed by registered Architects practicing in the Huron Valley Chapter area (Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw Counties) that were submitted to an independent jury for consideration. Five of the projects were selected by the jury to receive a merit-based Honor Award for the demonstration of skill and sensitivity in the resolution of aesthetic, functional, and technical requirements, and/or the advancement of the contemporary understanding of architecture.

The goal of the Honor Awards Program is to enhance public awareness of architecture through the advocacy of quality design and to recognize excellence and leadership of architects in the Huron Valley area.

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