Art Exhibition Space at Wauwatosa Public Library

Firefly Art ExhibitionsThe Firefly Art Gallery is located on the main floor of the library east of the Circulation Desk. Gallery space is available to professional artists and art organizations free of charge. The gallery is open for public viewing during all hours the library is open.

Depending on the size of the works, 25-50 pictures can be accommodated and materials typically remain on display for 2 months. All pictures must be framed with a wire hanger or saw-toothed hanger located on the back. Titles must also appear on the back of each work.

Exhibitions can be hung by the artist or by the Library Staff Artist.

While prices are not displayed to the public on the picture IDs, an inventory list with pricing information is kept at the Circulation Desk for any inquiries.

A signed “Hold Harmless” agreement, inventory, personal ID cards and biographical information must be provided by the artist.

The Firefly Gallery is currently booked through 2017. To arrange for an exhibit or for additional information, contact Barbara Klausmeier at (414) 479-8900 ext. 5710

Current Exhibition

The current show: “Double Vision” featuring the work of Fine Artists Carol Christ & JJ Joyce will run from November 9th through December 28, 2017.

Reception: Sunday, November 19th 1:30 – 3:30 p.m in the Firefly room.

Carol Christ – One thing about my work has become clear – I love detail.  As my husband likes to say, “If it’s worth doing it’s worth over-doing!”   Carol Christ is a graduate of The Peck School of the Arts at UW-Milwaukee and for many years was an art director at ad agencies in Elm Grove and Brookfield.  Carol paints out of her home studio, Coventry End, in Franklin Wisconsin.  For more information visit:

JJ Joyce’s signature style is vibrant, bold colors and meticulous detail.  She paints mainly in oils but also in acrylics.  She is a photographer and master gardener.  JJ graduated from UW-Madison in 1974 with a BA in Art Education and an emphasis in Oil Painting and Photography.  In 2001 she completed a Master’s Degree at UW-Milwaukee in Art Education with an emphasis in Computer Graphics.  In 2004 and 2005 she took professional photography classes at MATC.  For more information visit: