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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 & the High Wall Gallery

Through the Lens – A Photography Experience

The Derby Arts Council’s most recent exhibit invites viewers to see the world via the camera lenses of five gifted local photographers. They share with us 72 photographs in color, black and white and printed on various materials.

Whether they were on vacation, assignment, visiting distant family members, or simply cruising back roads looking for a great shot, the photographers present the beauty and simple appreciation for our magnificent world. Mike Ciskowski, Bill Fales, John Gabor, Steven Marler and Barney Tull have experienced life up close and captured moments to share with us.

The show will be up through March 6 in the Gathering Space Gallery and the High Wall Gallery. In addition, the public is invited to meet the artists at an evening reception 6:30-8 p.m. February 8 in the Community Room at the library. Refreshments will be provided and the photographers will share stories about how they found and captured the photos they love.

 Questions regarding purchase of artwork can be directed to Tami English, Derby Public Library, 788-0760.

Upland Sandpipers by Bill Fales Crystal Bridges Art Center by Mike Ciskowski


Derby 150th Art Exhibit

Mark your calendars! The Derby 150th Art Exhibition will run March 15-May 8, 2019, in the Gathering Space Gallery and High Wall Gallery at the Derby Public Library, as well as at City Hall and the Derby Welcome Center at 611 N Mulberry.

A public reception to celebrate the artists is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, at the library, City Hall and Welcome Center.