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Art @ Cary

Permanent Collection

In addition to our rotating art galley spaces, Cary Library is proud to house and display a permanent collection of art – portraits, landscapes, plaques and objects – associated with the Town of Lexington and the library itself.

Rotating Collection

Cary Library offers three gallery spaces to community artists (suitable for displaying two-dimensional art): 

  • Sophia Ho Case (near Mass. Ave entrance)
  • Mass. Ave Display Cases (near Mass. Ave entrance)

The Commons Gallery of Student Art is reserved for art school students from the public schools (K-12) or other local art school programs. 

The Lexington Community Center (located at 39 Marrett Rd. in Lexington) offers one gallery space to community artists, suitable for displaying two-dimensional art:

  • Case #1 - 33" wide x 52" high x 32" deep (glass on both sides, art will be seen from the front and back)
  • Case #2 - 33" wide x 52" high x 32" deep (glass on both sides, art will be seen from the front and back)
  • Case #3 - 33" wide x 52" high x 32" deep (glass on both sides, art will be seen from the front and back)
  • Case #6 - 31" wide x 64" high x 12" deep (glass on front only)
  • Case #7 - 43" wide x 64" high x 12" deep (glass on front only)
  • Case #8 - 60" wide x 64" high x 12" deep (glass on front only)

    Artists may request multiple cases, please be sure to indicate case choice(s) by number.

See our schedule of current and upcoming exhibitions

Interested in showing your work in the library?  Please read our Art Exhibit Procedures for a full explanation and application.