Art Exhibits

Matz Sign

Each month, we feature an artist or a group of artists in the Adolph I. Matz Gallery, and it draws much attention from thousands of library visitors each year. View the artist of the month here.


The Adolph I. Matz Gallery is the main exhibit space of the Sawyer Free Library and includes a locked display case.

The Library also offers a locked flat display case on the main floor for smaller works.

Adolph I. Matz Gallery Display Case
Adolph I. Matz Gallery Display Case

All work is subject to approval. Shows are for one month and are hung in the main lobby of the library. Each artist is responsible for hanging his/her work and for removal of the same when the show has ended, and all works are hung at the risk of the exhibitor. Exhibitors may use the library’s chains and “s” hooks as well as a ladder.

Flat Display Case


If you are interested in applying to exhibit in the Matz Gallery or the flat display case on the main floor, please fill out the library’s Request for Consideration Form. Accepted artist will work with the Library Director to schedule a month or time for the exhibit and to arrange for delivery and pickup of the pieces. Upon delivery of the collection, each artist must complete and return the library’s Display Agreement and Release.

Please note: Our gallery space is very popular and it is not uncommon for there to be at least a 6-month waiting list.

If you want to know more about a show or want to know more about the application process, please contact Freyja Sanger, Assistant Director at (978) 281-9763 ext.12.