Arts & Culture Center

WPL welcomes local artists to exhibit their work and community groups to present their organization in the Arts & Culture Center, located on the first floor of the library.

The purpose of the Arts and Culture Center is to introduce local and regional artists to the public as well as a serve as an informational display space for community partners or upcoming events. 

October Display

Patricia Melekus

Patricia Melekus captures abstract ideas, feelings, and dreams in her art, which has evolved into her own signature style of modern surrealism. Her inspiration comes from the beauty of nature, music, family and cultural events that capture her mind and imagination.

Patricia began studying art in Slovakia and continued after moving to the United States in 2002. She uses various mediums, including watercolor, ceramics, oil, acrylic, and mixed media in large format. She invented and refined a technique that combines properties of acrylic paints and molding paste.

Patricia hides an Eiffel Tower in each piece, which engages the viewer to explore all the detail and symbolism that she meticulously creates.

Learn more about Patricia Melekus

Dog staring at sun
Abstract painting
Boy sitting against a wall


Colorful image with Beatles faces

4EVER4: 60 Years of the Beatles

Don't miss this 10-tower photo exhibit featuring nearly 100 photographs of the Beatles, on display from October 9-30.

The exhibit features photos of the Beatles performing, their antics off stage, their movies, record albums, concert posters, ticket stubs, contracts, touring schedules, and other historical photos.

This exhibit is presented by Republic Bank of Chicago.

Oct. 9 - Concert: Kaleidoscope Eyes

Oct. 11 - 60 Years of the Beatles