Christopher Jarvis Art Reception

You've Been Here Before: Photography by Christopher Jarvis

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 14 — 2:00 pm
Artist Talk at 3:00 pm

Christopher Jarvis is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and musician based in Detroit.

In July, he’ll have his first ever exhibition of his breathtaking photographs on display at the Ferndale Library, each capturing dreamlike, surrealistic images of rural landscapes, desolate suburbs and cityscapes, each echoing with the hints of a human presence or the subtle beauty of everyday life.

Jarvis’ film work has been screened at several regional festivals as well as internationally (UK, Portugal, and Brazil). Jarvis’ exhibition at the library is also part of the summer-long NOVA24 Photo+Film Festival.

Join us on Sunday, July 14, for this special reception, featuring an Artist Talk (moderated Q&A) at 3pm, + live music and refreshments! 



The Art and Exhibitions Committee’s mission is to promote and foster an appreciation of two and three-dimensional art for library patrons, through exhibits, lectures, and an expanded collection of art books.


Saturated Shelves - by Anthony Brass


Call for Proposals

The committee invites artists to submit proposals for exhibitions of their work. The library has two primary display areas: the Meeting room/Atrium areas; and The Corridor Gallery. Pertinent documents can be downloaded from the links below. Please read these carefully before submitting a proposal.



  • All artists submitting work must download and fill out the application form below.
  • Artists are encouraged to read all the documents before submitting an application, whether for the library’s group show, or for a future solo exhibition.
  • The agreement is only filled out and signed upon acceptance of the artist’s work for exhibition.


Send Exhibition Applications and any/all other (filled out) documents^ to:


Permanent Collection

The library currently owns a few pieces of original artwork. Click on the link below to view these. Or better yet—visit them at the library!


Marshall Fields Bears

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Please send inquiries to: