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Art Exhibition Policy

Eastham Public Library Art Exhibition Policy

Exhibition Policy

As part of its mission to provide a wide range of information and materials, and to encourage and support the civic, intellectual, and cultural pursuits of the community, the Eastham Public Library welcomes community groups and individuals to use the library’s various display, gallery, and exhibit spaces. Space is provided for displays of an educational, cultural, intellectual, charitable, or recreational nature, and for exhibiting works of area artists and craftspeople. Display areas may also be used for materials from the library’s collection, or to publicize library services, collections, or activities.

Selection Criteria

1) The Eastham Public Library reserves the right to determine at its discretion what materials will be displayed as well as scheduling and assignment of display spaces.

2) Works of art will not be displayed that have the potential to create unsafe conditions.

Exhibit Guidelines

  • All artwork must be original. 
  • Exhibit space must be reserved according to the application process.  
  • All materials are displayed at the exhibitor’s own risk.
  • The exhibitor is responsible for installing and labeling the exhibit using labels provided by the library.
  • No fees are charged for display spaces. Groups using display spaces may not charge admission or request donations.
  • Exhibits will run for a time to be determined by the library.
  • Exhibits must be removed on the last day of the exhibition period. The Eastham Public library does not provide storage space.
  • The library promotes exhibits on the library calendar and social media. The artist must provide a brief statement and a publicity photo for this purpose.


Approved November 14, 2023 by Library Board of Trustees 5-0