St. Francis Public Library


Art Display Space

Artist Display Guidelines

The St. Francis Public Library is pleased to be able to offer local artists and organizations the opportunity to display their artwork to the community. Please be sure to read these guidelines and the Library policy, available on our website, prior to completing the application and signing the waiver.

  • At this time, only pieces that can be hung on a wall using our rail hanging system can be displayed. That includes photographs, drawings, paintings, mixed media, and some textile pieces.

  • The display space is approximately 32"H x 78"W.

  • Art should be ready to hang, with all necessary hardware on the pieces.

  • Each artist display will be in place for one month. Artists must wait at least 12 months prior to applying for another display. New artists will receive scheduling preference over repeat artists.

  • Applications are on a first-come, first-serve basis for scheduling (except for repeat artists). Applicants can express a preference for the month they wish to have their art displayed, excluding March which is reserved for student art displays.

  • Artist must provide sample images of their work, either by sending an electronic file with .jpeg images or by providing a link to a website where their work is displayed.

  • Artist must provide an 8x10 sign with name, contact information, information about their work, biographical information, etc. for the Library to display.

  • The artist is encouraged to provide brochures with name and contact info, images and titles of pieces on display, biographical information, and price information (if desired). The Library will not conduct the sale of any artwork, but will provide this information to interested patrons. Any items sold must remain on display for the duration of the assigned time frame.

  • The artist/organization is responsible for the installation and removal of the display, using the Library’s rail hanging system. The Library will make a ladder available to access the display areas.
    Installation and removal must take place on the assigned dates, either when the Library is not open to the public (8:30-9:30 am) or by appointment.

  • Due to space limitations, the Library cannot provide storage for any artwork before or after the display period.

  • The Library has the final say in what pieces will be included in the display.

  • An artist’s display is not confirmed until all application materials have been received and the Library has sent a confirmation email with dates of the display. 


If you are interested in displaying your artwork, please read the Art Display Policy and fill out an Application and Release Form.

Questions and/or completed applications can be submitted to


St. Francis Public Library | 4230 S. Nicholson Avenue | St. Francis, WI 53235 | Phone: (414) 481-7323 | Email: