Richland Library on Assembly Street. Cola Daily file photo, image by Mercedes Dubberly.

Richland Library staff is collaborating with local visual artist Jeff Rivers to expand social and economic participation of underserved artists and local communities. The library is currently seeking submissions of art for an outdoor exhibition series in May and June. 

According to library officials, the pop-up art shows intend to highlight the work of local Black, Indigenous and People of Color and their unique personal ties to seven Richland Library locations, including:

-Edgewood (2101 Oak St.)

-Main (1431 Assembly St.)

-North Main (5306 North Main St.)

-Northeast (7490 Parklane Rd.)

-Sandhills (763 Fashion Dr.)

-Southeast (7421 Garners Ferry Rd.)

-St. Andrews (2916 Broad River Rd.)

The library wants work that speaks to each neighborhood's roots, culture and citizenry. Submissions should contain the artist's head shot and bio, at least five examples of their work, the artist's preferred location and a brief summary of the artist's connection to the community. 

The submission deadline is April 15. Additional information can be found HERE.

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