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                 Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
                 Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
                 Sunday 1 - 6 p.m. 


Gallery 708 Information for Artists


Salina Public Library’s mission is connecting people to information, learning and culture. The primary intention of art exhibits are to showcase local artistic talent. You’re invited to apply to display your original artwork on the walls of the south entry, Gallery 708. Both experienced and new artists and art instructors are welcome to apply for solo or group exhibitions.

SPACE: The 40-by 17-foot space is the south entrance to the library via Caldwell Plaza and includes Gallery 708, vending machines and tables and chairs. Two-dimensional pieces will hang on a 25-by 4.5-foot wall covered with ribbed felt. Lighting includes natural light from skylights plus 12 miniature, adjustable spotlights. Two smaller exhibit areas, lit by can lights and opposite the main gallery wall, measure 8-by 4.5-feet, 6-by 4.5-feet and 6-by x 4.5-feet between columns. There are nine carpeted panels on the west wall and five on the east wall each panel is 4 feet, 71/2 inches.

EXHIBITS: Exhibits are held for a minimum of four weeks and up to eight weeks. Artists should provide enough pieces to aesthetically fill the exhibit space. Artists are responsible for selecting and installing their work. Artwork may be for exhibit only or for sale.

RECEPTION: A reception for an exhibition will be given on the first Friday of the month after the show is installed. Receptions will be held in conjunction with First Friday Night Live, and will typically be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the gallery. Refreshments will be provided by the library.


SELECTION: Artists should provide a website or digital images of their work for review. Applications to exhibit will be taken year round. The library also reserves the right to invite artists for exhibits. Consideration for acceptance will include quality, variety and ability of the exhibit to fit into available display areas.

CONTENT: Artists should be aware that the library is a public place serving children and adults thus select pieces accordingly. Gallery 708 is intended to exhibit work by adults and teens 14 and older. Please inquire in Youth Services about displaying children’s artwork.

SALES: Artwork may be for sale. The Business Office will receive and hold cash or checks made out to the artist. Artwork will remain on display through the end of the exhibit. The artist receives 100 percent of sales.

PUBLICITY: The library will provide gallery labels and signs, flyers, press release and include announcements in the monthly calendar and library social media.

DOCUMENTATION: Artists should provide a complete inventory list one month before the show including title, media and price of each work in the show. It may include a description or explanation of the work. In addition work on display should be tagged on the back for easy identification.

LIABILITY: The library’s insurance will cover theft or damage.

Download a printable PDF of this Gallery 708 information.