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 - Don Hightower
Don is a long-time resident of the Town of Ajax, having arrived here in 1949. Don is a member and Past President of Ajax Creative Arts Inc., and a member of Pineridge Arts Counsel and Whitby Station Gallery.
As a young man, Don took art courses in Toronto and attended many workshops with well-known Durham region teaching artists.
After retirement, Don returned to art full time, participating in art displays in Pickering and Ajax locations. He attends life drawing sessions when available and continues to paint and draw almost daily in his home studio.
Don also loves to travel, getting ideas and photos for his artwork during his trips to the U.S., Caribbean, Cuba and Mexico. He looks forward to continuing future involvement in the Durham Art Scene.
Large Glass Display Case - Black History Month
Each February, we celebrate Black History Month. Click here to find out more about this display.
Small Glass Display Case - Freedom to Read Week
A display of books that have faced challenges for inclusion in Canadian schools, school libraries and public libraries. Click here to learn more about Freedom to Read Week.