Art Exhibit Procedures

The Haverhill Public Library makes available exhibit space for local artists as an extension of its mission “to serve the cultural, social, and community needs of a diverse population…” To apply for exhibit space, artists must complete our form and agree to the Art Exhibit Procedures below.

At present, the exhibit area consists of 113 linear feet of wall space on the second floor of the library. The following procedures are designed to facilitate the arrangements for art exhibits.

  1. Artists should contact the director’s office to coordinate set up, removal, and publicity (373-1586, Ext. 617). The office will coordinate these functions with building maintenance.
  2. Exhibits may be scheduled from 4-8 weeks.
  3. Library will supply “S” hooks and chains for hanging artwork, and also a ladder and table if needed.
  4. Artists will supply the hanging material (wire, nylon, etc.). Under no circumstances should any material be adhered to the walls. If there is any damage done to the wall by the artist, the library will bill the artist for any expenses incurred to repair the wall.
  5. Artists are responsible for providing information for exhibit announcements, fliers, press releases, price lists, etc. to the director’s office, as well as replenishing business cards and other information.
  6. Artists may make arrangements with the director’s office for a reception. Beverages must be non-alcoholic, clear liquid and non-staining. Food consumption is restricted to the gallery area.
  7. Artists are required to sign a waiver of liability for lost or damaged artwork.



Request to Exhibit at Haverhill Public Library

OilWatercolorPhotographyPastelAcrylicOther

Terms and Conditions:

Library staff will preview artwork to insure that it is appropriate for exhibition at the Haverhill Public Library (see Art Exhibit Procedures). If the artwork is for sale, the Library will display a price sheet. No prices are to be affixed to the artwork individually. Sales transactions will take place between the artist and customer, not Library staff. If an item is sold as a result of this exhibition, the artist agrees to donate 15% of the sale price to the Haverhill Public Library. The library can accept no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged works. Artists are required to sign the below Waiver and Release of Liability. The library does have a building security system.

By signing below, you agree to the above Art Exhibit Procedures and Terms and Conditions*:


Waiver and Release of Liability:

I hereby waive, release and discharge any and all claims for damages, loss or theft to property I peresently have on exhibit against the Trustees of the Haverhill Public Library and/or the City of Haverhill as a result of my participation in this exhibit. This release is inteded to discharge the library, its trustees, officers, employees and volunteers, and any public agencies from and against any and all liability arising out of or connected in any way with my participation in this exhibit.

I hereby agree to assume the risks involved and to release and to hold harmless all of the persons or agencies mentioned above who might otherwise be liable to me for damages.

I acknowledge that I have read and fully understand the above Waiver and Release of Liability.

I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THE ABOVE LIABILITY WAIVER AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENT. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT AND I SIGN IT OF MY OWN FREE WILL.