Community Arts Initiative

Current Exhibit: Evan West


Artist Statement

Evan West is an artist, musician and film photographer from Brookfield, Illinois. With a focus on authenticity, Evan strives to capture and preserve feelings of joy, excitement and curiosity in their most pure form. 

Evan’s exhibit will feature photography shot on 35mm and 120mm film. To learn more about Evan and his work, follow him on Instagram at

About the 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. 

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.



Evan West


Photo by Evan West