Clive Art Gallery

 The Clive Public Library is proud to present our Art Gallery! Come celebrate the artists in Clive and the Des Moines metro area. We will feature artwork from a variety of local metro and student artists. Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, find a new read, and revel in the wonderful talents of our local artists. If you are a metro artist, and would like to have your work considered for display in our gallery, please fill out the artist application below. 

Coming to the Clive Art Gallery in 2020

Kids for Art in the Clive Public Library
Ages 6 – 18           August 1 – 31

Have you been working on your art projects while staying at home? We want to see them! The Clive Public Library is hosting a community art contest for kids. Submit one piece of your original artwork to the Clive Public library during the month of August. We will have a panel of judges determine the winner of each age category, ages 6 – 10, 11 – 14, and 15 – 18. There will be a prize awarded for each category. You may submit two or three dimensional items. The 2-d items may be no larger than 18 x 24" and the 3-d items may weigh no more than 25 pounds. Paintings, drawings, photographs, etchings, sculptures and more — your imagination is the only limit! The judging will take place in early September, and all items will be displayed in the fall at the library. Please include your name, the title of the piece, the medium, and your contact information with your submission. For more information, please contact Patty at 

Tom Murphy

Painting of lake shoreline with rocks and tree

Hannah Claire

 watercolor image of harriet tubman

Our previous artist

Justin Young 

Watercolor picture of Downtown Des Moines Farmer's Market

Are you interested in showcasing your work in our gallery? We are currently accepting artist applications. We currently have room for approximately 14-21 small to medium sized two dimensional pieces. Most shows last six to eight weeks. If you would be interested in displaying your artwork, please fill out the artist application form, and we will contact you to schedule a show. Please see below for information about our policies, contract and the inventory of work form or for more general information, please send an email to the library or call us at 515-453-2221.
Artist Application



Address Line 2:

City or Town:

State or Province:

Zip or Postal Code:



Web site. If no web site, please email several photos of your work:

General description of your work:

Medium/materials used:

Approximate dimensions of work:

Earliest date available:

   I have read and understand the Clive Public Library Art Gallery Exhibit and Display Policy, and I am interested in displaying my original works of art at the library. 



  Exhibit and Display Policy                 Contract               Artist Application            Inventory of Works Form