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The Galleries

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As a public community gallery for the 1000 Islands region located in downtown Brockville, our mission is to enhance visual literacy and provide vivid cultural experiences through engaging historical artistic traditions and innovative modern visual arts exhibits.


Current Exhibits

Nonfiction Reading Room Gallery

October – December 2018

Fraser Radford — Soft Pleasures


Fiction Reading Room Gallery

November 2018 – January 2019

Brockville 1000 Islands Rug Hooking Guild


Young Adult Gallery

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Open Call to Artists

Brockville Public Library accepts submissions for our exhibit programming roster. Established and emerging visual artists are invited to submit exhibition proposals. Preference will be given to local artists from the 1000 Islands area.

The Library provides promotion through online and social media and offers the opportunity for an opening reception. The Brockville Public Library does not charge exhibition fees or commission on sales; however donations, either financial or in kind, are appreciated.

If you are interested in exhibiting your artwork in our galleries please fill out the Exhibit Proposal Form and submit to Brandy at brandy@brockvillelibrary.ca.

Artist Open Call


Permanent Collection

The Galleries @ Brockville Public Library holds a number of works of art on exhibit by historical and contemporary Canadian artists, including Lawren Harris, R.H. Lindsay, Richard Jack, Frederick Coburn and Percy Woodcock who were integral artists in the Brockville Arts School from 1886 to 1898.

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Upcoming Special Events

  • Community Health Day
    Stop by for a free hearing check, talk to a registered nurse, learn about estate planning and much, much more. Many local community service providers will be there!

  • Sweet Legs™
    Back by popular demand, we're having another Sweet Legs™ pop-up shop at the Library. Come and be instantly gratified!

  • Beading and Leather Bags
    Learn about Indigenous culture and history while making a beaded leather bag. At the end of this full-day event, there will be traditional music!

  • Holiday Centerpiece Workshop
    Come and make something beautiful for the centre of your holiday table!

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