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Art Collection

About Our Permanent Art

The Town Hall Library features permanent displays of art with emphasis on local talent, including artists Jean Stamsta (fiber art), Paul Bobrowitz (metal sculptures), Rudy Zettinig (African animals), Mike Sansone (stained glass) and Krauski Art Glass. Artwork is researched, selected and purchased with input from a volunteer Art Committee with donations from the community. 

Art Space

The goal of the exhibition space located in the Town Hall Library is to provide a showcase for local artists to display their works and to create a pleasing environment for patrons and staff.  Shows change regularly. 

The criteria by which exhibits are approved include:

  • Content that complements the mission and service philosophy of the Library
  • Subject, technique and style suitable for intended audience
  • Artistic expression
  • Historical or regional relevance
  • Relationship to other events or exhibits in the community or the library
  • Ability to display in designated areas and space allowances; and
  • Significance of the contributor.

Displays intended to further a political agenda will not be permitted. The opportunity to exhibit work at the Town Hall Library is open to any artist living in Wisconsin. Preference is given first to Waukesha County residents and, in particular, those who live in the Town of Merton. Artists interested in having their work displayed should visit the Library to determine if their work is a good match for the space available.

For more information, contact the User Services Librarian.


The upcoming theme is “Winter Wonderland.” 

Town Hall Library would like to feature your best winter scenery photos and paintings on its Art Gallery Wall during the months of December and January.  Images in black & white, and in color are fine.  People and animals may be included in the picture.  We hope for a nice collection of submissions from multiple people – if you don’t have enough artwork or photos for your own show, this is your chance!  (If you do have enough, please consider doing an exhibit at THL!) 

Contact Stephanie Flessert, User Services

On Display

We are happy to show the photography of Steven Manuell.  Stop in and enjoy these colorful images of barns with shadows and “barn quilts.”  The display will run into mid-December.

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