Exhibits at the Library

Current Exhibit: Splash! 2020

    The Art of Portsmouth's Young People

    This exhibit will feature a wide array of stunning creations that showcase the innovative, inspiring minds of our Visual Arts students from grades K-12. The Portsmouth Public Library will come alive with art from Dondero, Little Harbour, New Franklin as well as the Portsmouth Middle and High Schools. Come feast your eyes on this dazzling display of two- and three-dimensional artwork which will be featured in the Levenson Community Meeting room and throughout the library. 

    This is both a culmination of work since the beginning of the school year as well as a celebration of Youth Art Month. The artwork, hung by art educators of the Portsmouth School Department as well as library staff, varies in style, medium, and materials. Works will range from tiny to gigantic, including collages, mobiles, weavings, ceramics, sculpture and photography. You will see paintings and drawings done from observation and inspired by artists in a variety of mediums plus much, much more!

    About Library Exhibits


    Exhibit and display space in the Portsmouth Public Library is used to highlight Library collections, services, and events.

    As scheduling permits, the Library also makes available space for groups, organizations, or individuals to exhibit in the library. Space is provided for educational, cultural, civic, or recreational exhibits with the following goals:

    • To broaden horizons by presenting a wide range of art, collections, or displays
    • To support community educational, cultural and artistic activities
    • To nourish intellectual, aesthetic and creative growth

    Visiting exhibits are on display for one month, but shorter time periods can be arranged if space permits. To discuss an educational, cultural, civic or recreational exhibit contact Nicole Cloutier at (603) 766-1725 or nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com

    You can download the library's exhibit policy here.

    You can fill out a display application here or download the application here.

    Past Exhibits Include