Art & Exhibits

Exhibits | Art Shows

Exhibiting at the Library

Every month, library branches feature local art for our customers to enjoy. See upcoming, current, and past exhibits

If you are interested in exhibiting your artwork, please read our guidelines for exhibiting art in the library.
Sign up for our artist mailing list to stay informed about our art shows, classes, and events.
If you have questions, contact Travis Fox, or 540-372-1144 x7019.

Fredericksburg BranchMary Shorten-Townley

October: May Shorten-Townley

The small things we see and do every day are often overlooked, yet when viewed as parts of a greater whole, become charged with potent significance in the adventure of life. My work reflects those small things when viewed as an individual image or form, yet, when combined with a body greater than a single piece—therein lies the true adventure we all seek to own.

Upcoming exhibits:


November: Peggy Wickham
December: 2017 Teen Art Show Winners
January 2018: Johnny Johnson's Water Media Workshop


Virginia Star Quilt Guild England Run Branch

October: Virginia Star Quilt Guild

Upcoming exhibits:

November: Professional Artists/Artisans Association of Stafford County
December: Angela Maniece
January 2018: TBA

Art Over Fireplace: Jeanne Tanks

Salem Church BranchFredericksburg Modern Quilt Guild

October: Fredericksburg Modern Quilt Guild

Upcoming exhibits:

November: Maggie Bice
December: Barb Vanscyoc
January 2018: TBA


Porter Branch

October: Carol Coffman

Upcoming exhibits:

November: Professional Artists/Artisans Association of Stafford County (PAAASC)
December: Lori Pikkaart 
January 2018: Callie Turner

Snow Branch

October: Empowerhouse T-Shirts 

The Clothesline Project is a visual display that bears witness to violence targeted against women. The Clothesline t-shirts are individually designed and crafted to publicly express the personal experience of a survivor. The shirts share her words, her story, and her emotions. The Clothesline provides a safe forum for women to speak about the abuse and to educate the public about the extent, prevalence, and impact of violence against women.

Upcoming exhibits: TBA

Art Shows

Uniquely Stafford

Uniquely Fredericksburg

Uniquely Spotsylvania

Teen Art Show

The Teen Art Show is held annually at Headquarters Library. The two artists who receive first place (grades 9-10 and grades 11-12) are given their own show in the Atrium the following December.