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We support and celebrate local art and artists through our Artist-in-Residence program. The program began in 2015. Since then, we have hosted over 30 artists from all different backgrounds. Check out the gallery here.

We are pausing our Artist-in-Residence program during the library remodel construction. We can’t wait to continue the program in our new space!

Artist-in-Residence Curators

Melanie Thurber

Melanie Thurber is a long-time art admirer and local art and music groupie. She’s dedicated to connecting the community to the incredible talents of our local artists. Luckily, that is also her job as the Adult Services Librarian at the library. Whether burgeoning or veteran artists, she hopes to provide a diverse and dynamic group that will engage, inform and inspire.

Ally Wilber

Ally Wilber is a visual artist and arts advocate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art and English from Ripon College. She is the Curator of Public Programs for the Museum of Wisconsin Art. In addition, she’s the Executive Director for the artist nonprofit, Wisconsin Visual Artists. Ally is passionate about providing support and opportunities for artists throughout the state, as well as integrating the arts into community growth.

Stephanie Harvey

Stephanie Harvey is a Wisconsin born visual artist with a passion for promoting the arts. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She is the Staff Creative at McFleshman’s Brewing Co. where she creates print/digital content and beer label design for distribution across Wisconsin. Stephanie is an advocate for public art and creates opportunities for local artists by connecting them with each other, supporters and jobs. 

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