23’ x 9.5’ | Digital Reproduction, Vinyl
Books, like mirrors, help reflect what we observe and know about our world. Reading, listening, or watching a story about someone like you is a powerful experience. But books also allow us to view and understand lives that are different from our own, like a window looking onto others’ lives. To succeed as mirrors and windows, books must tell a wide range of stories—and they must include a diversity of people and worlds. After all, stories shape who we become.
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
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.