The Carnegie Gallery, located on the second floor of Main Library, features established and emerging Ohio artists. Supported by Friends of the Library, the Carnegie Gallery provides an opportunity to experience art in the library’s inclusive, welcoming setting. Each exhibit is free to attend and open to all.
Artwork on display is available for purchase in the Library Store. Friends of the Library receive a 30% commission on all sales meaning purchases not only support Ohio-based artists but also support Columbus Metropolitan Library. Premier Friends of the Library members receive a 10% discount on gallery purchases.
Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry
January 16 – February 29, 2020
Central Ohio Watercolor Society
March 12 – May 1, 2020
DISPLAYced: Refugee and Immigrant Artists
May 14 – June 26, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 16, 2 – 4 p.m.
Open Door Studio & Gallery : Elemental
July 9 – August 23, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 11, 2-4 p.m.
Comics at the Crossroads : Art by Ohio Cartoonists
September 3 – October 24, 2020
Closing Reception: October 24, 2-4 p.m.
Ohio Prison Art Connection
November 5, 2020 – January 2, 2021
Reception: November 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Carnegie Gallery partners with non-profit and community art collectives. No individual shows are held at the gallery. If you are interested in exhibiting as an individual, please submit your work to the Ohio Online Virtual Artist Registry for the annual juried show. Exhibits are curated by Gallery Director Stephanie Rond.