Art Shows and Gallery Spaces

The Farmington Libraries Support Great Art

Farmington Libraries art shows are part of an initiative to foster an understanding in the community that Farmington Libraries represent not only high quality literature, learning, and entertainment, but also high quality art. These exhibitions gather together diverse local talent in one place, allowing for a broader and more nuanced view of what the Connecticut art scene has to offer.

Interested in displaying your art? Call Leah Farrell, Community Services and Media Coordinator at 860-673-6791 x212.


Farmington Main Library, 6 Monteith Drive
Community Room

Fall Gallery Show: The Great Outdoors, October 15 – November 30
Submit 4 pieces featuring landscapes or nature to lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org by Friday, September 28.


Barney Library, 71 Main Street
Hoppin Gallery

Elizabeth Ann McNally, September 4 – 29
Reception: Saturday, September 15, 1:00 – 3:00 PM (Public Welcome)
Elizabeth Ann McNally is an artist and printmaker residing in New Britain Connecticut. She chooses to work in both narrative and nonrepresentational content. Key elements in her narrative work are animals, humor, and the graphic use of line. In her nonrepresentational art, color, line, pattern and the properties of the material and medium, are the sole focus of compositions. Elizabeth has a bachelor’s of fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with a focus in drawing and printmaking. After graduation, her work was chosen to represent SAIC in admissions slide shows and on the SAIC website. She has work in the collection of the Children’s Library at the Chicago Field Museum and in the UConn Hospital art collection. She has won numerous awards in juried shows as well as recognition for her solo shows. Elizabeth and her first solo show, “Playful,” in the Barnes Franklin Gallery, was featured in the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s blog, “Artists Spotlight”. In 2018, Elizabeth and her exhibit, “Do Not Feed the Animals!” at the Fisher Gallery was a featured article in the Hartford Courant. More information on Elizabeth available here.