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. 

Kids for Art in the Clive Public Library

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! All of the works of our participants are showcased below. 

The Gymnast pencil drawingMoon and Stars painted rock

The Summer of Covid -19 marker drawingMy Colorful Friend, Mr. Waggs

Participants - Ages 6-10 Category:
My Sweet Hearts cupcake chalk drawing  A Winter ForestChambered Nautilus
Having the Time of My LifeAbove the Sky painting of planetsJust a Happy Little Cupcake chalk pastel drawing
El Lago pop up lake watercolor drawingHand Rester sculptureHedgehog Field folded book hedgehogs


Participants - Ages 11-14 Category:

Life is an Adventure painting of house lifted by balloonsHugs painting with Llama and slothPresenting the Great Pumpkin bobblehead clay sculpture
Confidence water color painting with flowersWonderland Shoes painted wooden clogsLemon and Lime colored pencil graphic illustration

I Just Can't Figure It Out bobblehead clay figureAquatic Sun photo of lake and geeseBirdhouse wooden painted birdhouse

Coming to the Clive Art Gallery in 2020

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:

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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