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Washington County Library

Artist Opportunities

Forest Lake Washington County Library

We have an art rail system where we would hang art by a wire hooked to the back of the artwork. The artwork shouldn't be too large - no larger than 24" wide by 36" tall.  The gross weight should be less than 25 pounds. We do have a small, glass display case the we can hold 3-D art, but this can be discussed as needed. 

The artist must sign a bailment form before art can be displayed. I can provide this form when someone is ready to display their artwork. 

This is not an "art show" but just a community art display area in our library.  We like to change out our display every month. If someone chooses to display, their art would be here for a month.  We would like people who live in the Forest Lake area or the Forest Lake School District area. 

Works should of course be appropriate for a public library to display. And we reserve the right to refuse to display. 

We would like the artist to write a short artist statement about themselves or about their art work. We cannot display pricing or have art for sale in our library, but  the artist may provide a contact detail if they chose. 

We look forward to seeing your artwork!  

You or the artists may contact myself at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or my co-worker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Melody Baker | Librarian 1 - Adult Services 

Washington County Library, Hardwood Creek 

19955 Forest Road North, Forest Lake, MN 55025 

Office: 651-275-7318