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Toronto Public Library is pleased to provide space for art exhibits which reflect the diverse cultural interests of the City and its neighbourhoods. Art Exhibits spaces are included in 14 of our locations across the city.

Submissions are accepted once a year. The Art Selection Committee considers works in all media, including photography, but not sculptures. Selected artists are given a one-month showing. Preference will be given to exhibitors who live or work in the City of Toronto.

The submission and application period for the September 2017-August 2018 Art Exhibits season is now closed. Artists selected to exhibit will be notified by June 23, 2017.

Thank you to our 2017-2018 selection jury! The jury was comprised of TPL staff members representing our branches and arts department, and external jurors based on recommendations from Toronto’s Local Arts Service Organizations. For TPL: Penny Griffin, Allison Lennox, Brent Cehan. External jurors: Graham Curry, Sagan MacIsaac.

Please come back to this page in January of 2018 if you wish to submit your work for the September 2018-August 2019 Art Exhibits season.

If you have any questions, please contact the Art Exhibits Office at
416-393-7224, or by email at artexhibits@torontopubliclibrary.ca

List of Branches with Art Exhibits Space

The following Toronto Public Library branches will participate in the 2017/18 Art Exhibits season. All applicants are encouraged to review the details provided for each branch.

Branches with Art Space and Linear Footage
Branch Linear Feet
Agincourt 6 feet, 33 feet
Albion 7 display cases, 86.5 inches x 46.5 inches
Bloor/Gladstone 12.2 feet, 3.10 feet, 7.4 feet, 7.6 feet, 9 feet, 9 feet
Deer Park 16 feet, 7 feet, 8 feet, 36 feet, 8 feet
Don Mills 45 feet
Fairview 36 feet, 36 feet, 6 feet
Leaside 31 feet
Northern District 26 feet, 13 feet, 28 feet
Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre 33 feet
Richview 15 feet, 18 feet, 37 feet, 3.5 feet, 7 feet, 3.5 feet, 14 feet
Runnymede 17 feet, 6 feet, 7 feet, 4.5 feet
S. Walter Stewart 10 feet, 10.4 feet, 9.2 feet, 10.4 feet, 10.4 feet, 8.6 feet
Woodside Square 35 feet
Yorkville 8 feet, 8 feet, 20 feet

Art Exhibit Guidelines

Current Library Exhibits

To find out more about current Library exhibits, click on Exhibits & Displays