At the Library, we recognize the value of local artists to the community. To support local artists and art organizations, we provide free display space that allows our visitors to view and engage in the creative life of our community.
Exhibit spaces are located at our Main Branch:
- The Rotary Room is used to display multimedia exhibits.
- Two locked glass display cases in the Foyer are suitable for three-dimensional art including jewelry, pottery, sculpture and fabric art. Both cases feature lighting and adjustable shelves.
Currently on Display
Rotary Room – heARTbeat Teen Art Show
See works by the best young artists from Ajax High Schools. Presented by the Teen Advisory Council (TAC). Attend the reception on May 23 which includes an awards ceremony, musical entertainment, refreshments and voting for the People’s Choice Award. Click here for more information.
Large Display Case – St. Andrew’s Community Garden
Founded in 2010, St. Andrew’s Community Garden is a 5000 square foot oasis in the heart of downtown Ajax. It is easily accessible by public transit, and is in the heart of the most densely populated area of town off of Exeter Road, behind the St. Andrew’s Community Centre. The founding of St. Andrew’s provides food security options for those who may not otherwise have the ability to grow their own, such as the residents in the nearby high-rises or red brick low-rises.
With an astounding 82 plots, two of which are dedicated to Food Bank donations, St. Andrew’s Community Garden is an example of community gardening at its finest. There are raised beds for those with mobility issues, and half plots for those whose produce needs may be lower than others.
A partnership between the Town of Ajax & the Toronto & Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) resulted in the planting of two large pollinator berms adjacent to the garden, and a solo bee hotel, in order to provide safe spaces for our flying friends. A public access orchard, with native blueberry, raspberry, gooseberry & elderberry bushes was planted, accompanied by native apple & cherry trees.
For more information about the garden, membership and volunteer opportunities and to inquire about plot availability, please contact us at email@example.com.