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Art at FPL

Providing access to art, ideas, stories, culture and creative talent is core to Fayetteville Public Library’s role as a community center.


In support of this, rotating art exhibitions are displayed throughout the library. The Fayetteville Public Library Art Committee accepts exhibition proposals year-round.

Submit an art proposal

Featured Displays

Banned Books Week Celebration

Artist: Various Artists
Display Dates: September 19–November 7
Location: Media Wing


Banned Books Week is a yearly event celebrating the freedom to read and diversity in storytelling. It emphasizes the importance of free and public access to knowledge for everyone.

In honor of Banned Books Week, FPL asked for art representing challenged or banned books. These five art pieces represent ideas across time, reading level and subject matter that have contributed to censorship in our society.

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Artist: Corrinnia Briggs
Display Dates: September 1–November 30
Location: Reading Room Gallery


A graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in Fine Art, Corrinnia Brigg’s influences range from drawing, poetry and printmaking to music, film, and photography. She draws inspiration from literature, particularly contemporary Southern works. She works in the digital format using Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to create original artwork output to giclee prints.

Chromesthesia

Artist: Brandon Bulltte
Display Dates: August 1–October 30
Location: Lucky Day Gallery


Chomesthesia : synesthesia in which color is perceived in response to stimuli (as word or numbers) that contain no element of color.

This art was created with wood glue, coffee, salt, walnuts, sawdust and acrylic paint, alternately burning and sanding between layers on wooden panels. 

Ongoing Displays

Our Regards to Louise

Artists: This is a collaborative piece created by the clients of the Life Styles art program.  
Location: Level 400 Reading Room Entrance


Mixed media wall sculpture using found objects and placed in birch cradles. In Louise Nevelson fashion, we chose to paint it white, as we were coming out of the Covid pandemic and white represents a new beginning. Quoting Louise Nevelson: “white summoned the early morning and emotional promise.”  

We Are The Difference

Muralists: Bianca Burciaga, Haley Clanton, Leigh Davis, Land Gadberry, Joselyn McCall, Aubree McWhorter, and Cooper Tidwell
Location: Level 200 walkway headed towards the Children's Library


"We Are the Difference" is a mural made by Farmington Junior High ninth grade art club students. The students were mentored by their art educator Gretchen Wilkes and internationally known mural artist Octavio Logo.

Voyage of Lost Keys

Artist: Aimée Papazian
Location: Level 200 Staircase
 

"Voyage of Lost Keys" is a way to imagine a mass migration – a way to think about people who have lost their homes and their place in the world as still being somehow connected to each other. 

Visiting Artist Program


Fayetteville Public Library welcomes artists and makers to share their craft with the community through the Visiting Artist Program. During their residency, selected artists and makers are featured at the library, host public programs for all ages, have scheduled time for personal projects in library spaces, and receive a stipend.  

Interested in becoming an FPL Visiting Artist? Apply for the 2023 program here
 

September – December 2022 

Amanda Arafat 

Artisan baker & cook

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January – April 2022

Matt Magerkurth

Composer & cellist 

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Erin Lorenzen

Multimedia artist

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May – August 2022 

Allison Blevins

Poet & publisher

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Aaron Szabo

Filmmaker

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