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. During the pandemic, we have been showcasing the talents of our artists right here on our website. Now that  the library is OPEN again, we hope you'll find a new read and revel in the wonderful artwork in person.  If you are a metro artist, and would like to have your work considered for display in our web or library gallery, please fill out the artist application below. 

On Display now at the Clive Art Gallery
Kids for Art in Clive 
August 9 - November 1, 2021

Come see the winners of the 2021 Kids for Art in Clive student exhibit. 

Coming soon to the Clive Art Gallery

Billie Reed 
November 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Annette Mansheim
February 1, 2022 - April 30, 2022

Sadagat Aliyeva
May 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022

Our previous artists

Hannah Claire

Tom Murphy
Cambel Park Falls Acrylic. Instagram

Justin Young
Watercolor picture of Downtown Des Moines Farmer's Market

Clive Community Art Contest
"Distinct by Nature" 2021
Ages 6 through adult 
The Clive Public Library again hosted our annual community art contest. This year, we added an adult category to the mix! The theme for 2021's contest was “Distinct by Nature”. We had 21 terrific submissions this year.
Circle of Nature   Sunflowers Andrew Wilson   Delightful Design
Ages 6-18

We had twenty-two wonderful submissions to our first Kids for Art in the Clive Public Library community art contest. Thank you to the  kids who shared their fabulous talents with us! 
The Gymnast pencil drawingMoon and Stars painted rockThe Summer of Covid -19 marker drawingMy Colorful Friend, Mr. Waggs

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:

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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