Since 1996, artists and art patrons have donated a variety of art to the Library. Usually, once a year, items from this permanent collection are put on display. The below brochure guides you through the collection inside and out.
In addition to our permanent collection, several times a year, the Library displays art by San Juan County artists-professional and amateur-in various themes and media. The shows are organized by the Art Committee.
The Art Committee consists of three to seven people. Generally, committee members shall have experience in the field of art, but the committee may additionally include members of the Board of Trustees, or Friends of the Library.
The San Juan Island Library District believes that the display of artwork in the building enhances the library environment for patrons. Therefore, to the extent that space is available, the Library encourages the exhibition of artwork which is of local and regional interest, and/or which enhances and complements the library’s other collections.
Upon recommendation by the Art Committee, the Board may choose to accept donated works of art. Once accepted by the Board, the donated art becomes the property of the San Juan Island Library District, which has sole authority thereafter re. its location, retention, and disposition.
Please contact Library Director Laurie Orton if you are interested in donating art to the Library.