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HPL offers a mix of virtual programming and in-person programs. To view our Events Calendar, including programming descriptions and registration CLICK HEREBelow is a selection of upcoming exhibits.


To submit a public program or exhibition proposal, click here.




ArtWalk at Hartford Public Library offers one of the largest and most stunning exhibition spaces in greater Hartford and the opportunity for Hartford residents and others to view art in a magnificent setting in our city.


Carousel Memories
the paintings of Ellen Sinclair
3rd Floor, Downtown Library

On display through October 12, 2022

These paintings feature the Bushnell Park Carousel, built in 1914 and one of just three Stein and Goldstein carousels still in operation. Before coming to Hartford in 1974, the carousel's home was Meyer's Lake Park, a popular amusement park in Canton, Ohio, operated by Carl Sinclar, Ellen's father.

This collection of Ellen’s paintings, originally consisting of 20 pastels of the ponies of the Meyers Lake Carousel, was exhibited at the Canton Art Institute in 1987 in a memorial tribute to her late brother George C. Sinclair.

The works were donated to the Bushnell Park Foundation and the City of Hartford after Ellen's death on Dec. 25, 2021, at the age of 92.

Translations and Interpretations
works by the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center
3rd Floor, Glass Cases, Downtown Library

On display July 23 - September 22, 2022
Meet the artisans: Tuesday, August 23, 5-7pm

Each year the artisans at the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center create handwoven designs based on a theme. For 2022 the theme is "Translations and Interpretations." Based on the weavers of the Bauhaus movement's collaborative and experimentation, artisans started with the same basic striped warp and use different structures and fibers to create their own unique handwoven cloth. The cloth was then sewn and finished into a variety of products by the Center’s team of volunteer sewers and finishers.

Since 2009, the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, a small non-profit with studios at 42 Woodland St, has welcomed people 55 and older and people of any age with blindness or visual impairment to learn the art of loom weaving and earn a small stipend for the fabric they create.

The Embrace Series by Lindaluz Carrillo
Albany Library

The Embrace series was created during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. We were experiencing intense isolation, loss and defeat as we yearned to be physically connected with our loved ones. The first piece, Embrace One, was created as part of a wheat paste series where images were plastered on Hartford buildings to remind people that we are not alone. These works honor those we lost and those who survived and continue to be with us.


Browse our past online programs and click the links to watch videos!

To browse our past virtual Art Inside programs, click here

To browse our past virtual Reads From the Hart programs, click here

To browse our past virtual Wellness Wednesdays programs, click here

To browse our past virtual Home Hacks programs, click here

To browse our past virtual Friday Jams programs, click here

To browse our past virtual local business spotlight programs, click here