World AIDS Day: Art in the Library seeks artists; deadline Sept. 1

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) invites artists in the Pacific Northwest to submit artwork for the World AIDS Day: Art in the Library exhibition that will be displayed in the Port Angeles Main Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Online applications at will be accepted through Friday, Sept. 1.

Artists living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, those impacted by the journey or loss of a loved one, or individuals who have something artistic to contribute to the conversation are encouraged to apply. Works of art in any medium and format – including 2D, 3D, video, performance, music, poetry, and more – are welcome.

The exhibition opens with a reception on World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, at the Port Angeles Main Library and remains on view through Feb. 29, 2024. Selected artists will drop off work Nov. 13-18 and may choose to list their artwork for sale; the Library does not charge or take a commission. Artists may choose to remain anonymous.

For more information, visit, call 360.417.8500, or email This program is generously supported by Kitsap Public Health District.

About Art in the Library

Art in the Library is a program sponsored by the North Olympic Library System, which provides display space for original artwork. Support comes from the Port Angeles Friends of the Library. After a hiatus due to COVID, the World AIDS Day exhibition will be the first on display since March 2020. Future exhibitions will rotate on a quarterly basis.