Are you an artist and wish you had a place to share your artwork with others? Since the Lexington Park Library Art Gallery was created by artist Candy Cummings in 2005, many amateur, student, and professional artists have displayed their artwork. Leonardtown Library added an Art Gallery in 2023. The Art Galleries are funded by the St. Mary’s County Arts Council.
Art Galleries Policy
The Lexington Park Library and Leonardtown branches have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the St. Mary’s County Arts Council for the purpose of organizing ongoing art exhibits that will enhance the Library environment for customers of all ages within the galleries and provide opportunities for local artists to display their work. Artwork may be available for purchase directly from the artist but must be available for a continuous run of two calendar months. If the artist sells a piece during the exhibition, the piece must remain in the gallery until the show ends. Installation and dismantling are the responsibility of the artist and must be coordinated with the Library Branch Manager. The Library is not responsible for any damage to or theft of the artwork. The Library carries no insurance for exhibited artwork, nor does it hire extra security for its protection. Artists interested in displaying their work should contact the Executive Director of the St. Mary’s County Arts Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.