Gallery Renovation

The Alice C. Sabatini Gallery will be closed for construction through spring 2020. We are renovating the gallery to become a space for creative exploration and imaginative play through visual expression. The new space will feature a:

  • wider entrance for more light, appeal and accessibility;
  • creative space – the Jerry and Judy Reed Studio – a visible, active space for art creation, open to all ages that will provide us the opportunity to host programs, local artists-in-residence and multi-day art projects;
  • new and improved Gallery space that is flexible – more than 2,000 square feet of exhibit space, technology ready and provides space for reflection; and
  • workroom in the back with “staging” areas to protect incoming and outgoing art pieces.

Renovated gallery layout

During the renovation process, we will create mini-exhibits and displays throughout the library. We will also exhibit our permanent art collection in the community with pop-up exhibits in a few spaces downtown and elsewhere. Be on the lookout for Alice C. Sabatini art objects in your area. We are excited to spend this time building up our online presence with Online Exhibits and a revamp of our gallery webpage.

The vision of the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery is to help people “get” art.

  • Art is essential in your life.
  • Your creativity is inspired here.
  • You engage, participate and play with art.
  • Your story and many stories are found here.
  • You discover connections to the world through us.

This renovation has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Thank you to The Library Foundation, Jerry and Judy Reed, and the Alice C. Sabatini family for also providing funds to support this renovation.

Zan Popp

Hello, I'm your friendly neighborhood Curator of Exhibitions. I have the amazing job of creating, building and presenting wonderful art exhibits for you at the library's Alice C. Sabatini Art Gallery.