Peoria Public Library provides a public space for the display of art that stimulates, educates, and promotes greater understanding and appreciation for art in our culturally diverse community.

Feel free to browse our rotating exhibits at your leisure anytime Main Library is open.

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except holidays.
Located on Lower Level 1

Current Exhibit

Tiny Art Show — January 9-31

Take a stroll through our gallery this month to see a tiny (literally!) bit of local art.

Come cast your vote for your favorite masterpieces. One winner in each age group will receive a trophy and art-themed prize.

Interested in Showing at the Gallery?

Peoria Public Library welcomes the display of art exhibitions in its Gallery in keeping with our goal to be a community partner and a place where people come to discover, question, learn and connect.

The Library’s Program Department will review a representative sample of the artist’s portfolio and decide if it is suitable for exhibition. As the exhibition space is in a public space, the artwork must meet appropriate community standards and be suitable for all ages. Exhibitions are selected by the Library on the basis of aesthetic quality, educational interest, and appeal and relevance to the community.

If you would like to be considered to show your work at the Library, please email us at programming@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us

Gallery details: 2,277 square feet
In addition to our wall space, artists may use locked cases of various sizes (nine total), pedestals (five total).
Artists may also incorporate our main floor display case and two-story atrium for their work. Please inquire.