Columbus Metropolitan Library

Friends of the Library

Carnegie Gallery at Main Library

Main Library | 96 S. Grant Ave. | Columbus, OH 43215

Located on the second floor of Main Library, the Carnegie Gallery features established and emerging Ohio artists. Supported by the Friends of the Library, the gallery provides an opportunity to experience art in the library’s inclusive, welcoming setting. Exhibits are free to attend.

Artwork on display is available to purchase in the Library Store on the first floor of Main Library. Friends of the Library receive a 30% commission on all sales, so purchases not only support Ohio-based artists, but also support Columbus Metropolitan Library. Premier Friends of the Library members receive a 10% discount on gallery purchases.

Gallery Exhibits

Ohio Artist Registry 2023
Juried Exhibition

February 3 – March 25

Showcase of artworks from artists based throughout Ohio. This annual exhibition is a joint project of the Ohio Arts Council, Friends of the Library and Columbus Metropolitan Library.

The Writing is on the Wall

Sept. 2 – Oct. 28

Open Door Artists present their work that combines the written word and visual art.


Bridging the Distance

Nov. 4 – Jan. 14

Ohio Prison Arts Connection presents art that explores things that keep us apart and things that allow us to connect.


The Carnegie Gallery partners with nonprofit and community art collectives. No individual shows are held at the gallery. If you are interested in exhibiting as an individual artist, please submit your work to the Ohio Artist Registry for the annual juried show.

Exhibits are curated by Gallery Director Stephanie Rond.

Friends of the Library is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) organization.

96 S. Grant Ave. | Columbus, Ohio 43215