Art In The Library

The ‘Art in the Library’ program is a natural extension of the library’s commitment to cultural education. The goal is to foster greater appreciation for art in our community by providing a venue for community access to many kinds of creativity and materials, while showcasing and supporting our many local artists.

The program presents local artwork for the encouragement and development of artistic expression. The displays run two to three months in length, and feature up to six artists at a time. The Scotts Valley Library invites artists living or working in Santa Cruz County to submit an application to display their art in an upcoming exhibition.   > application form.

Art in the Library Program Chair - Val Peyser
> Past Exhibitions

Current Exhibition:"A Hundred Trees"
April 25, 2015 - July 25, 2015

The first known depiction of a tree is called the Gua Tewet Tree of Life created on a cave wall 10, 000 years ago in Borneo. Scholars tell us it may depict the ties that bind individuals, families, territories, or spirits to one another. Family tree, hanging tree, feeding tree, flowering tree or the tree of life, all have inspired artists around the world. Art in the Libraries showcases the remarkable talent of 11 California artists using trees in different media.