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Public Art


The Waukesha Public Library has a collection of public art on permanent display in the Library. The goal for the Public Art Collection is to enhance the community’s quality of life through art. Waukesha Public Library provides an exceptional setting for exhibiting works of art. These works, accessible to all citizens, inspire joy, provoke thought, and reflect the nature of our community.

The current collection represents a community commitment to the fine arts and serves as a statement of the pride that the citizens of Waukesha feel for their Library. Please come by the Library to view the pieces or visit our new page that collects all the art in the building in a single place.

Committee Members

A Public Art Committee has been established by the Board. They are charged with overseeing all aspects of the collection, and their recommendations are subject to final approval by the Library Board. All art selections are based on the criteria set forth in the Public Art Policy approved by the Library Board. The art is funded by private monies donated by community members and the Friends group. A rigorous application and selection process ensures the highest quality of art. Members of the Committee, appointed by the President of the Board, may include representation from the Board, Library staff, the Friends of Waukesha Public Library, and the art community, as well as citizens interested in the Library’s art collection.

Lynn PrestonCommittee Chair and Retired Art Educator
Chris AudleyManager at Gallery 1
Bonnie ByrdLibrary Board Trustee
Peggy FarrellArtist and Emerita Professor of Art at Carroll University
Joan FrancoeurCitizen Member
Lynn GaffeyArtist and Gallery Owner
Larry NelsonCitizen Member and Retired Educator
Barb ReinhartArtist and Emerita Professor of Art at UWM-Waukesha
Julie StockingerRetired Visual Arts Teacher
Bruce GayLibrary Executive Director

Donate to the Public Art Fund

Please consider a generous donation to the Library’s Public Art Fund.

The cost of the Library’s public art program has been funded entirely with private dollars donated by generous community members and also by the Friends of the Waukesha Public Library. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Library’s Public Art Fund, please complete the form on the following page. Completed forms and donations may be dropped off at the Library or mailed to us. Thank you!

Waukesha Public Library
Public Art Fund
321 Wisconsin Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186