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The Derby Arts Council
at the Derby Public Library

The goal of the Derby Arts Council is to encourage, promote and foster appreciation, participation and support for the visual arts. The Derby Arts Council will showcase local artists and provide an exhibition gallery for Derby and the surrounding area to enhance the cultural arts experience.

There are two gallery spaces in the library that are managed by the Derby Arts Council: the Gathering Space Gallery and the High Wall Gallery. The Gathering Space Gallery is in the library’s lobby and includes the Community Room. When art is on display in the Community Room, it may not be available for viewing at all times. The High Wall Gallery is inside the library, located in the Business/Genealogy area of the library.

Click the button below to download the Policies and Procedures of the Derby Arts Council, which includes the artist release statement and inventory sheet. 

Now Showing in the Gathering Space Gallery

Picture This, an exhibition by Derby Photography Club


Leap of Faith by John Gabor

A Moment in Time by Sarah Sales

Milkweed Explosion by Glenda Webster



Now showing in the High Wall Gallery

Derby painter’s watercolors on exhibit

Newly on exhibit in the High Wall Gallery at the Derby Public Library is “Watercolor My World” with paintings by Linda Smith, a Derby resident.

Smith says the exhibition expresses a “nostalgic remembrance” of days gone by. She is inspired by abandoned buildings, nature, and her husband’s hobby, model railroading.

Gentle scenes of a cornfield, autumn leaves, and a winter pasture transport the viewer to a dreamlike, yet specific time of year. A windswept railroad crossing and an old-time hamburger stand are familiar scenes to those who drive the backroads of south-central Kansas.

Smith was born in Winfield and attended schools near Oxford. As a young mother, she became interested in painting and used oils and acrylics. Raising her family and working left little time for painting, but in recent years she has picked up her brushes and started working in watercolor.

“Watercolor My World” will be on display through Sept. 29.

Any questions regarding the exhibit can be directed to Tami English at 316-788-0760. Follow the Derby Arts Council on Facebook, where you can learn more about the works in this exhibit and others at the library.

An Indonesian Afternoon

Southwest Lanscape, Albuquerque Ye Ol' Water Pump