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20 Views of Leicester Library Community Art Project Wants You


Calling all Leicester artists! The Leicester Library is celebrating its 20th anniversary in November 2021. To celebrate this beautiful library and its pastoral views, we are seeking local artist perspectives for a fun project.   

20 Views of the Leicester Library is looking for artists to create pieces that celebrate the views from the inside and of the outside of the library. 

Art can be in any medium, by any artist, of any age. Paintings, photography, drawings, collage, sculpture, needlework, etc. are all welcome. We are looking for heartfelt, fun and creative views of this branch that show what it has meant to patrons and community members. We welcome art by self-taught artists as well as trained artists. Examples could be a photo of a child reading a book in the library, a watercolor painting of the mountains off in the distance, or a charcoal sketch of the building itself. Or something totally abstract and unusual – that would be welcome too!

We are looking for anything that captures the essence of what this library represents to you, the Leicester community. 

Artists are welcome to visit the grounds or come inside to gather inspiration during the library’s open hours. The library is currently open Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m-8 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

All submitted art will be featured on the library’s social media accounts and displayed in the library as part of our 20th Anniversary Celebration in November 2021.

In addition, the Leicester Library will be offering a series of art classes at the library in August and September. The first class is Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. and will be a Creative Collage Workshop with visiting artist Evelyn Dufne. This class is free, but registration is required.

To participate or for more information, come by the library or email anna.booraem@buncombecounty.org for more information.