Exhibits at the Library

Current Exhibit: SPLASH 2021

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SPLASH! The Art of Portsmouth’s Young People
Digital Exhibit & Art Installation
March 2021

Every year, the Portsmouth Public Library comes alive with art - featuring a wide array of stunning creations that showcase the innovative, inspiring minds of our Visual Arts students from grades K-12. This year, we’ll display selected work outside the library, and showcase art on this webpage - from Dondero, Little Harbour, and New Franklin, as well as the Portsmouth Middle and High Schools. Look for both the digital and outdoor exhibits starting March 15!

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, curated by art educators of the Portsmouth School Department, varies in style, medium, and materials.

Portsmouth Green will also celebrate the original work by Portsmouth Middle School students with an outdoor spring walk, “Art on the Green”, in the windows of the local businesses. Stay tuned for more on this show at the end of the month!

Click the link to access the exhibit, then scroll down for a separate gallery for each school! To view all the works from that school, click Go To Photo Gallery.

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