Gallery at Main

Bicentennial Art Exhibition at Main Library

Jacksonville Past and Present Bicentennial Art Exhibition June 1 through June 30.

It's not everyday a city celebrates its Bicentennial! That's why Jacksonville Public Library is so pleased to host the "Jacksonville Past and Present" Bicentennial Art Exhibition featuring the work of Jax artists from June 1 through June 30 in the Gallery at Main Library. Six finalists will be announced at the Opening Reception on Wednesday, June 1 during Art Walk (6 - 8 p.m.). Light refreshments will also be served. The Best in Show, Second and Third Place, 3 "Judges' Recognition" and $2000 in prize money will be awarded on the main stage at the Bicentennial Street Festival & Fireworks event on Saturday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Riverfront Plaza.

Best of Middle School Art Exhibit

Best of Middle School Art Exhibit. April 13 through May 7. Gallery at Main.

Add "supporting young artists" to your list of reasons for visiting the Main Library this April! 

Jacksonville Public Library and Duval County Public Schools are partnering once again to bring the Best of Middle School Art Exhibit to the Gallery at Main. The show opens to the public on Wednesday, April 13 and runs just three and a half weeks (through May 7).

2022 Scholastic Art Awards

2022 Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards February 12 through March 5. The Gallery at Main. 303 Laura St. N.

The 2022 Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key Exhibition, which features award-winning artwork by middle and high school student-artists from across eight counties, is coming to the Main Library! Hundreds of "Gold Key" (or first-place) paintings, photographs, sculptures, and other mixed-media masterpieces will be on display on the first and second floor Saturday, February 12 through Saturday, March 5.

UPDATE: If you missed seeing this in-person, you can still check out the virtual exhibit here

Against All Odds: Student Art in the Library

The Best of Middle School Art Exhibit

This Spring, Jacksonville Public Library will have had the unique pleasure of hosting “The 2021 Best of Elementary Art Show" and "The Best of Middle School Art Exhibit." These annual art shows are extra special this year, after having been cancelled by the pandemic last year. Not only that: students and teachers had to overcome a lot of obstacles in their art-making when COVID safety protocols changed how art was taught in the schools. The Elementary art show wraps up April 14 and the Middle School art exhibit starts April 17 and runs through May 9.

NEF Scholastic Art Awards 2021: Gold Key Exhibit

Scholastic Art Awards Gold Key Exhibit February 13 through March 13

The Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards: Gold Key Exhibition runs from February 13 through March 13 in the Gallery at the Main Library. The exhibit will feature "Gold Key" award-winning artworks by middle and high school student-artists from counties across the northeast Florida region including Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, St. Johns, Union, and Volusia and will be installed in the 1st floor gallery and the second floor atrium space. Any pieces awarded "Silver Key" or "Honorable Mention" will be exhibited digitally.

What Do You Love About the Library?

Library Lovers Month

It's February and there's always a lot of love in the air and so much to go around! But we're not just talking about romantic love - the kind we celebrate on Valentine's Day. Did you know that February 14 is also Library Lovers' Day?! Not only that, but the entire month of February also just happens to be National Library Lover’s Month! So, it's the perfect time to show your love for your favorite Jacksonville Public Library branch. You can even give us a Valentine's card if you want. And in turn, we'll show you how much we love our customers by showing you everything the library has to offer. There are so many ways to celebrate!

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