Art Exhibits at the Library

The Library is thrilled to welcome local and regional artists into our spaces! Please check back here often as we share upcoming artists and their exhibits. 

If you are interested in exhibiting art in the future, please read and fill out the information below.

The Library is proud to now offer five exhibition locations:

  • The Lecture Hall Gallery (third floor)

  • The Cyr Gallery (previously the Bangor Room, third floor)

  • The Stairwell Gallery (new grand staircase)

  • The Barbara McDade Gallery (2nd floor)

  • The Teen Study Rooms (3rd floor)

October Exhibitions

Lecture Hall and Cyr Galleries:  AMICUS

“The Nature of Fun”

Opening reception

Thursday, October 4

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Lecture Hall

"The Nature of Fun" is the title of this exhibit.  AMICUS artists have interpreted this theme in many ways.  Some works are adventurous, unique, expressive, and just plain fun.  

AMICUS is a day program for adults with disabilities.  We provide unique and individualized programming to promote self-expression and community inclusion.

Stairwell Gallery: Diana Young

"Cruising the Rhine and the Danube"

Opening reception during the October Downtown Friday Artwalk

Friday, October 5

5:00 - 8:00 PM


Diana took a wonderful European River Cruise to celebrate her 80th birthday.  She sat most days on the top deck sketching the passing scene--at about 15 mph.  These acrylic paintings were done from the sketches, some photographs, and memory.  She also "briefly" visited Istanbul at the end of the trip;  thus the "Golden Horn" painting. She got to enjoy a boat ride while in Istanbul. 

I paint semi-abstract landscapes in the summer and do collage and other fanciful items in the winter. I use acrylic, water-based oil, gouache and watercolor.

Please enjoy these paintings as much as Diana did her 80th birthday!

Barbara McDade Gallery: Michael Knopf


“Bradford, Maine”

Opening reception during the October Downtown Friday Artwalk

Friday, October 5

5:00 - 8:00 PM

Michael is a self-taught artist with a background in the trades and communications. He began painting in 2013 using acrylics and then oils on canvas. Awed by Johannes Vermeer and emulating Vincent Van Gough, Michael attempts to achieve 3 dimensions using perspective, light, and shadow.


Using oil on canvas is the artist’s approach to bring the viewer into the painting, using the focal point and depth of field. This exhibit captures Bradford’s history throughout 2017-2018 when the paintings were created.

Follow Michael on Facebook or see his videos on Youtube.