Art Around the Town

Visit all your library branches and Town Hall to explore the works of local artists.

Lintel (2023-2024) consists of a spatial translation of a drawing by Francisco-Fernando Granados created especially for the windows at our Lakeshore Branch. Combining concentric sets of shapes in 3 primary colours created through the technology publicly available in the Library’s HackLAB, the work acts as a study of slow movement.⁠ ⁠

The overlapping pieces of laser-cut plexiglass create rotating compositions, this group of spheres cast coloured shadows throughout the day as the sun travels through them.

This gentle intervention into the space aims to honour libraries as sites in which the mind turns in slow, articulated ways in order to create new forms of understanding.⁠ ⁠ On display at our Lakeshore Branch until April 2025.

Call For Artists

The Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is seeking artists to fill its art exhibit schedule for the following locations and exhibition durations.

Four-month display periods* from January to April, May to August, and September to December:

  • Lakeshore Branch (967 Innisfil Beach Road)
  • Stroud Branch (7883 Yonge Street)
  • Cookstown Branch (20 Church Street)

Six-month display periods* from January to June, and July to December:

  • Innisfil Town Hall (2101 Innisfil Beach Road)
  • Rizzardo Health & Wellness Centre (7325 Yonge Street)

Please Note: Priority will be given to artists who have not previously exhibited their work at the Library or Town of Innisfil. The Library/Town of Innisfil cannot act as agents of sale, but artists are encouraged to provide contact information in their exhibit labels to conduct sales privately. Insurance is also the personal responsibility of the exhibitor.

*Displays could rotate through various locations depending on availability.

For more detailed information, please read the Art Display Policy.

If you are interested in showing your work at any of these locations, please provide us with the following information:

Explore some of our past exhibits.

The ideaLAB & Library is delighted to have been able to work with and showcase a number of artists from across our community and beyond.

Detail of print by Lucille Oille depcicts woman and man carrying buckets

Scenes from the Owl Pen by Lucille Oille

Courtesy of the Maclaren Art Centre

Lucille Oille was a regional artist and illustrator whose works appeared in newspapers and books of the mid-20th century.

black and white photo of black soldier

Black and Canadian: Stories of Service

by BAND Gallery x UPlift Black

Exhibition courtesy of BAND Gallery x UPlift Black. Learn more by visiting the online exhibition.

two men lifting up a large print of big horn sheep

BIG Prints

PRNT Collective Various Artists

These enormous wood blocks and the prints were made for Makerfest 2021 and were a part of the Steamroller Printmaking exhibition. Watch the video!
Courtesy of the PRNT Collective.

Ice Hut Art

Community Public Art

The Library coordinated an outdoor exhibition of ice huts in the winters of 2021, 2022 and 2023. Learn more about the project.

The Mosaic Tile Project

Making Change

Making Change Simcoe County gathered groups of people together with no art experience, to share things about our different cultures and spark conversations. Everyone painted a 4X4 wooden tiles, with cultural elements. The Mosaic Tile project was on going through 2022-23 at various events, the mural “Cultures Across Simcoe County”

culminated in a public display in March & April 2024 at our Lakeshore Branch.
WIndow painting depicting nature flowers trees dream catcher and rainbow

Celebrating Indigenous History

Window Mural by April Paul

April Paul is a renowned Maliseet/Cree Native Indigenous artist hailing from New Brunswick. Her mural was displayed at the Library from June through October, 2023.

polymer clay art of a sleeping dragon in front of a castle

Tina Lund

Works in Polymer Clay

Tina Lund is an Innisfil based artist who specializes in polymer clay.

Rotary Club of Innisfil Peace Pole

Our Lakeshore Branch is now home to the first Peace Pole in Innisfil, painted by local artist Jamie Hardie. Led by the Rotary Club of Innisfil, seven Peace Poles will be installed across the Town of Innisfil. Peace Poles are an internationally recognized movement, find out more here: