Chilmark Public Library
Chilmark Free Public Library
APRIL 14, 2021

Art Show Information

Thank you for your interest in the Chilmark Free Public Library’s art show program.


We make the walls in our beautiful, light-filled meeting room available to local artists on a rotating basis throughout the year. The annual schedule is determined by a committee who meet in October of every year.

If you are interested in showing your work at the library, please send us an email by the beginning of October with some samples of your work and let us know when you will be on the island the following year. The program is very popular so please understand that we get many more letters of interest than we can accommodate and have to make difficult decisions every year.

Also, know that summer openings are limited and in tremendous demand. You will have a greater chance of being offered a show if you are available in spring, fall, or winter. If you have had a recent show at the Chilmark Library, please wait three years before applying again.

Preference is given to Chilmark artists, but don’t be deterred if you are not a resident of our town. We frequently have shows by artists from other island towns. While the shows are not “juried” in the traditional sense, we do consider quality of the work in the decision making. And we strive to present a variety of styles and mediums throughout the year.

Please understand that we are not an art gallery and we do not offer traditional gallery services. Artists are responsible for hanging and taking down their work using the hanging system we have available in the meeting room. And the library does not assume any liability for the work while it is in our building.

Please send an email application to “” with the words “art show application” in the subject line. Be sure to include your island and off island contact information. If you do not have internet access you can mail a letter of interest to us.

Chilmark Free Public Library

P.O. Box 180

Chilmark, MA 02535



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Chilmark Free Public Library
P.O. Box 180
Chilmark, MA 02535
Phone: 508-645-3360
Fax: 508-645-3737