Community Art Initiative

Current Exhibit

Artist Brittany Hanks:
March - April 2017

Opening Reception
Friday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. Meet the artist and tour the exhibit at this special after hours event. 

Artist Talk
Friday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. Brittany returns for a special after-hours workshop. Enjoy refreshments while painting a personal masterpiece.

Artist Brittany Hanks

Artist Bio

Brittany Hanks is an award-winning Fine Artist and Illustrator. Her paintings, apparel, accessories and designs adorn the walls and bodies of people across the world. She likes to think of her work as a blend of the natural and mystical worlds; to her, there is often magic and intrigue in subtle places we often overlook.

Brittany has a B.F.A. in Painting from Florida Atlantic University. Since graduating, Brittany has become an internationally showing working artist, as well as running her own apparel brand, Pajamasquid.

Brittany is a member of the international Bad Apple Artists Collective and has participated in many Chicago area exhibitions including "Art in Antics" at Burger Antics and the Brookfield Fine Arts Festival.

Visit to learn more about Brittany and her work.

Community Arts Initiative

The mission of the Community Arts Initiative is to promote art, stimulate discussion and build community. The initiative was inspired by the local artists’ community who approached the Library with the idea of exhibiting local artists’ works, as is commonplace in public libraries everywhere. Beginning in 2017, the Library will dedicate some of its limited wall space to exhibitions by local artists. The initiative will kick off in January with an exhibit by Brookfield native Georgia Velisaris.

How to be considered

Artists interested in exhibiting at the Brookfield Public Library are invited to submit an application to Library Director Kimberly Coughran or to Community Arts Initiative Liaison Jason Michael West. Interested applicants should print and complete the Display and Exhibit Application form. Applications should include 3 to 5 high quality jpeg images, an artist bio, and a link to the artist’s website (if applicable). Applications will be accepted throughout the year and will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis. Due to the Library’s limited space, only 2-dimensional art works may be exhibited.  Accepted entries will be exhibited for a period of 8 weeks.

For more information on the Brookfield Public Library, or the new Community Arts Initiative, please contact Library Director Kimberly Coughran at 708-485-6917.