On Thursday, August 27, 2020 two Black Lives Matter-inspired banners by Dogon Krigga and Ija Charles were installed at Richland Library Main. The 20 x 30-foot public art pieces are on display outside of the building in the library's Plaza and along Washington Street.
Richland Library's galleries inspire, engage and enrich our customers, local artists and community partners through the visual arts. We believe that access to and interaction with art is essential to nurturing a growing, thriving, culturally and historically rich creative community. We a variety of flexibile, gallery spaces, the library is able to exhibit and promote local artists as well as welcome nationally recognized artists, illustrators and traveling exhibitions. Request to Exhibit
Call for Artists: Pop-up Art Show (Spring 2021)
Richland Library is seeking submissions for an outdoor exhibition series in May and June 2021. Conceived and co-organized by local visual artist Jeff Rivers, this project seeks to expand the social and economic participation of underserved artists and communities. (Read More)
Richland Library’s Artist-in-Residence Program aims to connect the community with local working artists and to provide creative and educational opportunities to the community in a way that supports cultural and artistic exchange. Learn More
One Columbia works with Richland Library's executive leadership team, board members and community members to select proposals for art that fit with the needs of each of our library’s communities. Selected artists conduct workshops for the community related to their craft.
For each library, 1% of the construction budget is going toward public art. Inspired by our brand promises, we’re encouraging artists to serve the public good and nurture communities. One Columbia for Arts and History is helping us build your library by coordinating the selection of new pieces of public art for all of our renovations.
Local Artist Directory:
Learn more about local artists with a little help from our friends at One Columbia Arts and Culture. Select an artist below to explore their work, and search the full directory on the One Columbia website.