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 hours the library is open.

One function of the Wauwatosa Library is to provide access to available intellectual and cultural resources. Therefore, exhibits and programs may be planned to direct the public’s attention to materials and services available in the Library, or to provide exposure to the work of artists and craft persons as well as items of historical and general interest.

The Library administration shall review the content and arrangement of all exhibits. The Library Board reserves the right to reject any part of an exhibit or to change the manner of display.

All publicity materials relating to exhibits shall be submitted for approval by the Library.

1. Exhibitors must sign a waiver stating that they will not hold the Library or the City of Wauwatosa responsible for any loss or damage of their exhibit.

2. No prices may be posted, but a price list will be available at the Circulation desk.

3. Transactions for the purchase of exhibit items shall be directly between the purchaser and the exhibitor or an official agent.

4. The Library shall receive no fees, commissions, or other remuneration in connection with the sale of exhibit items.

5. No exhibit material which is sold during its display in the Library may be removed from the exhibit before the end of the exhibition unless such removal and rearrangement of the display is approved by the Library.

Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Wauwatosa Public Library on February 8, 2011.

To arrange for an exhibit or for additional information, contact Cori Lutz at (414) 471-8487.

Current Exhibition

Dawn Marie Richardson (dmr) – The month of July/August, 2019.


Dawn is currently taking classes from Frank Hoeffler, who is an established artist in Germantown, Wisconsin.  Dawn’s inspiration comes from nature, emotions and events in her life.  I love to cover a canvas quickly in paint, scrape it off, then rework the canvas with a brush and pallet knife. My pieces tend to be more “raw” and are more about the feeling that a piece evokes instead of the finer details. I get excited seeing the different colors on the canvas and the process of a painting when it comes together.  I am frequently attracted to bold colors.

Shows in 2019

I hope you enjoy my paintings as much as I enjoyed painting them.  To purchase my art, contact me at .