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Art Galleries at Main

The Jacksonville Public Library (JPL) is pleased to provide space for exhibits that support its mission to enrich lives, build community, and foster success by bringing people, information, and ideas together. These exhibits may be educational, cultural, civic or artistic in nature.  Please see the Exhibit Policy for information about sharing your work.

Exhibit spaces include the Gallery on the first floor adjacent to the Jax Makerspace as well as spaces on the second and third floor atriums.  The third floor space is named the Betty Francis Gallery.


Current Exhibitions

Perceptions of Poverty

Perceptions of Poverty Exhibit at the Main Library, Jacksonville Public Library

Through multiple modes of art, POP: Perceptions of Poverty explores the inequities in education, health, food, housing and transportation associated with poverty. This collaboration of artists and solution-seeking organizations challenges stereotypes, increases understanding, and brings communities together to co-create solutions

Exhibit partners include Ability Housing, Changing Homelessness, City Rescue Mission, Jacksonville Public Education Fund, Women Giving Alliance, United Way of Northeast Florida and University of Florida Health of Jacksonville.

Past Exhibitions


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