San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Branch Library
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

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All about ART at the San Carlos Branch Library

Each month, the San Carlos Friends of the Library sponsors artists who show their works in the San Carlos Branch Library’s Winer Family Community Room & Art Gallery which may be entered through the double doors in the Children’s area or the doors just inside the left side entrance to the library. The art takes many forms and is not limited to watercolor, oils or photography.  Admission is FREE to all Art shows and Receptions.

A Reception for the Artist is usually held on the 3rd Saturday of the month from noon to 2:00 p.m., where you can meet the artist(s) and discuss their work.  Please stop by anytime the library is open and view these beautiful art displays. Take a few moments to relax and enjoy!  Also, please take the time to vote for your favorite work of art.  The voting box is hanging on the wall next to the cupboards.  The public’s favorite piece will win that month’s “People’s Choice Award” and be displayed in the main library for an additional month.

Many of the displayed works of art are available for purchase, and the artists donate a portion of the proceeds of their San Carlos show to SCFOL. Look for the price list just inside the door. which also will include the artist’s contact information.  The artist will make arrangements with you to purchase and pick up your chosen piece after the show is over. These donations are then matched by the City of San Diego, and  used to purchase books, programs and equipment for our branch–thus doubling the value of the donation. All of the artists and the San Carlos Friends of the Library thank you for your patronage.  Please visit the Winer Family Community Room & Art Gallery of the San Carlos Branch Library and enjoy the beautiful artwork on display there!  It changes monthly!

If you are an artist who would like to show your artwork at the library, please leave a note with the San Carlos library personnel for our Art Coordinator, Barbara Stewart. Include your name, phone number/e-mail address and the medium in which you work.  The Winer Family Community Room & Art Gallery has been refurbished, is in constant use by community patrons, and a wonderful venue for artists to show their work.  Barbara already has bookings confirmed for 2022, so contact her soon to reserve your show dates.

See samples of the artists’ work, and read more information about this month’s artist(s) on this website.