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:"The Original Selfie"
January 24 - April 25, 2015 

Teresa Mallen
Scotts Valley’s Newest Installation ‘Art in the Library’ installation celebrates the original ‘selfies’ – an exhibition of self portraits by 80 Santa Cruz County artists. The installation is available for viewing January 24 through April 25 at the Scotts Valley Library. Additionally, the public is invited to an artist’s reception on Sunday, February 8 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the library, located at 251 Kings Village Rd. in Scotts Valley.

The artist’s reception is open to the public and provides the opportunity to view the self-portraits and meet all of the artists. Additionally, local musicians will perform including Minor Thirds Trio, an engaging, multi-layered musical convergence featuring Brian Fitzgerald, Jesse Elias and Patrick North in the Main meeting area and pianist Howie Kimel in the Fireside room. The reception, taking place February 8 from 2 – 5 p.m., is free. Refreshments, hosted by Laureen Yungmeyer of State Farm, will be served.