Connect with the arts and learn something new. We frequently exhibit a variety of solo and group shows and informational and interactive displays.

Current Exhibit

D219 Art Exhibition 

February 6-March 24, 2023 

The District 219 Art Exhibition is a collaborative show that features a variety of work by art students currently enrolled in advanced placement and advanced level courses at both Niles West and Niles North High Schools. Many students featured here are building portfolios for the College Board and are pursuing a scholarship to study varying fields in art. Art courses at District 219 allow students to gain a wide array of experiences, but focus on process, technique, and exploration. 


Past Exhibits

Visions of Life: Perspectives of Artists and Authors 

November 2-December 20, 2022

This exhibit features paintings, along with excerpts from short stories inspired by some of the paintings, curated by local editor Ivy Sundell. We hope that you come to appreciate that people can look at the same paintings and take away different thoughts and conjure different stories. For more stories inspired by art, you can find Visions of Life and Visions of Life 2 in the library's collection.

Art and Nature: Peaceful Messages of Contemplation 

September 7-October 24, 2022

Margarete de Soleil celebrates her passion for forms in nature by working on paper with ink, chalk, pastel, and watercolor. Her art is born of her love of nature, and the joy and reflection nature offers.

Now and Here: The Heritage of Morning Calm 

May 14-June 18, 2022 

Art Korea of Chicago is an association of artists in Chicagoland. "We make art because there's something inside the creative person that needs to get out."

Artistic Discovery Congressional Art Competition

April 20-May 5, 2022

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Entries submitted to Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky's office will be on display at the library.

A South Asian Perspective, Grishma Shah

February 26-April 17, 2022

A mixed-media exhibition about an artist's journey of inclusion in the South Asian community. Grishma Shah is an artist with a master's degree in Global Health and Community Health from the University of Illinois, recently completed a Public Narrative program at Harvard University, and received her PhD in Community Psychology from National Louis University. As an entertainment psychologist, she shares messages of human experience to local and global communities through various forms of art and storytelling.

Making It Through

January-March, 2022

A group show of works created by library staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Propose an Exhibit

If you’d like to propose an exhibit to display at Skokie Public Library, please review our exhibit guidelines and submit this form. Unfortunately, because of the volume of proposals we receive, we’re not able to individually respond to each inquiry.