Friends of St. Charles Public Library display sculptures in the garden


The Friends of St. Charles Public Library are aiming to place an outdoor sculpture in the terraced garden area for the St. Charles Public Library.

The outdoor sculpture will be on permanent display in the terraced garden area with a location recommended by the artist.

This is an opportunity to showcase your work and be part of a historic place in the community.

The St. Charles Public Library is located in the heart of the city of St. Charles, Illinois. It is close to the beautiful Fox River and is home to many beautiful works of art.

The library’s artwork is included in the Art and Architecture in Illinois Libraries database at

With over 200 works of art, including outdoor sculptures, the library prides itself on its diverse collection.

Professional artists are encouraged to submit resumes, references and ideas that must meet the following criteria:

• All professional artists are invited to submit their artistic ideas, renderings or samples. Local artists residing in the Fox Valley area are preferred.

• The work is to be displayed outdoors (open to the elements) in the newly landscaped terraced garden of the St. Charles Public Library building. The exact location is not given; Recommendations can be made in this area.

• The play should be a thoughtful work, given its prominent location in a public library.

• The committee is looking for something whimsical that fits with the natural theme of the landscaping and its proximity to child welfare.

• A budget of up to $10,000 which should include delivery and everything needed for installation (ie a base if required).

Digital submissions should be sent to [email protected] for review by Sunday, February 13.

Artists can submit up to five images and should include submission details. This should include shape, medium, dimensions, etc. If files are too large for submission, a physical portfolio can be sent to the library, Attn: Edith G. Craig (One South Sixth Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174).

Due to space limitations, submissions must meet the following restrictions: The work, regardless of size, should be located close to a visitor path so as not to tempt visitors to walk in landscaped areas (i.e. artworks should be placed on a flat surface or near become a landing). The artist can enter the space at any time when the library is open.

All submitted works will be evaluated by a jury made up of committee members. All artists submitting work for consideration will be notified of the jury’s decision by Thursday, February 24.

Questions? Contact Edith G. Craig, Library Director, at (630) 584-0076 or email [email protected].


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