The Woods Hole Public Library Community Art Project began in the summer of 2014, when community artists were prompted to create something using discarded books as their medium. Since then, we have used nautical charts, horseshoe crab molts, library catalog cards, and even chairs as an artistic medium.  The theme for this summer is “Found in Nature,” and we invite our community artists to use materials that are found outside in the natural world around us. As always, the only limit on submissions is your imagination! We simply ask that as materials are gathered, artists are mindful of the environmental impact their material gathering may have. 

Artists and crafters of all ages are welcome to create a submission, and finished artwork may be brought to the library beginning on July 10. We will hold a reception on Saturday, July 22, from 5:30-7:00 pm, during which the artwork will be auctioned off to support the library.  Each summer we are absolutely astounded by the creativity and generosity of our community, and we look forward to what this year’s theme inspires!