The Downers Grove Public Library serves the cultural interests
of the community by providing materials, exhibits, and
programs that encourage an appreciation of the arts. Construction
of a new library building in 1999 offered a chance to expand
this tradition through the establishment of a permanent
art collection within the library.
The Library Board of Trustees has selected works in a
variety of mediums and styles suited to spaces within the
building. We hope the collection will stimulate, interest,
and inspire library visitors.
Major funding for the artwork was made possible by individuals,
businesses, and community organizations who contributed
to the Garden Walk gift brick program, and by generous
private donations. Additional funding was provided by an
Illinois Library Construction Grant administered by the
Secretary of State.