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. 

January Displays

Emily Verdoorn 

For the past few years Emily has been working in mixed media and in pen and ink drawing, exploring themes of place, belonging, home, isolation, and community.  In her work she is interested in exploring the fabric and texture of places she has lived in which she has felt isolation or a sense of home.  

Learn more about Emily Verdoorn

Colorful ink drawing
Pen and ink drawing
Pen and ink drawing of a bedroom


Jacey Wilhelm

Jacey Wilhelm lives in Wheaton and is a student at the Chicago Academy for the Arts.

Painting of woman
Pen and ink drawing


January 14 to 31

Skin Tones: Classical Ballet Positions

A Fine Art Portrait Guide

This project provides ballet lovers and teachers with educational fine art prints featuring dancers of all skin tones performing classical ballet positions. The mission of this project is to broaden the look of classical ballet and recognize all hues of humanity.

Project Co-Founders: Sara Bibik, Artistic Director and Miguel Morna Freitas, Fine Art Dance & Portrait Photographer

Learn more about Skin Tones

African American woman in ballet pose
Latina woman in ballet pose
Latin man in ballet pose