The library hosts art exhibits by local artists of all ages. Exhibits are usually up between four and six weeks and may include artist receptions, music, and art demonstrations. We have four primary gallery spaces in the library: The Community Art Gallery is located on the east wall of the Atrium and also includes the entrance ramp and stairwell. The Solo Gallery takes up the north end of the Atrium. The Lower Level Gallery incorporates the entry space into the Youth Department and meeting rooms. The Local History and Culture Gallery includes featured display cases on our Upper Level.
Community Art Gallery
For the months of December and January, enjoy art created by the students of Portage Public Schools. Students of all ages will dazzle you with their creativity in multiple mediums.
Local History & Culture Gallery
To recognize Veterans Day, come view historical photographs and artifacts in our Community and Local History Galleries. The exhibit will be open for much of November—starting around November 10— to honor the contributions of military veterans from our community.
View the exhibit “An Artist’s Journey: Horses and Birds and More” at the library during the months of November and December. A life-long Michigan resident, Norma Clack was born and raised in the Detroit area, but now lives in Portage. She began drawing horses in elementary school and received her first easel from her grandparents. Art has been a passion for her ever since. Experience her vibrant paintings and drawings for yourself in our Solo Gallery.
Lower Level Gallery
For the months of December and January we will have a display of artwork by the young artists of CHUM preschool. You are bound to find something adorable in this exhibit.
For more information about the art exhibits at Portage District Library, please contact the Art Exhibit Coordinator:
Katharyn Jones | firstname.lastname@example.org | 269-585-8711