Derby Arts Council


The goal of the Derby Arts Council is to encourage, promote and foster appreciation, participation and support for the Visual Arts. The Derby Arts Council will showcase local Artists and provide an exhibition gallery for Derby and the surrounding area to enhance the cultural arts experience.  

Click here to view the Derby Arts Councils Policies and Procedures and for information about showing your work in our gallery.


The Gathering Space Gallery is open during the regular library hours. If art is in the Community Room, it may not be available for viewing at all times.

Current Exhibit:  “Out of the Frame,” featuring bas-relief artwork by Joyce Crowley.  Crowley developed this media in 1968 and her process allows light to be reflected to the surface of an acrylic painting.  The pieces shown in the Gathering Space are large and range from wildlife to Native American. This exhibit will run through October 24, 2014.  The public is invited to meet the artists at an Opening Reception scheduled for Thursday, August 21 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. 

The Derby Public Library is also pleased to feature an photography exhibition by Barney Tull.  The photographs were taken on a recent trip to the Hawaiian Islands. His photography  is hanging in the "High Wall Gallery" located in the Library's Business Center.  

We thank these talented artists for sharing their artwork with us.  

Future Exhibits: 

  • Early-August – Mid-October:  Joyce Crowley; sculptured paintings
  • Mid-October – Early January: Members of the Kansas Art Guild will display their paintings.
  • Mid-January – Mid-March 2015: Faith Stepp; sculpted and painted foam panels.
  • Mid-March – Early May, 2015:  Derby Student Art


Receptions:  The public is invited and encouraged to attend gallery receptions when scheduled. Receptions provide the public with an opportunity to meet the artist(s) and discuss their exhibit on a one-on-one basis. 


Would you like to be part of the Derby Arts Council?  Would you like to get reminders of the receptions and upcoming exhibits?  Please Click Here