Arts and Education


Hubbard Gallery
The Anna and Harlan Hubbard Gallery and the Mary and Joe McKown Gallery are located on the second floor of the library. These galleries are used for exhibits and the Friends Art Show. Viewing hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and by request during evening and weekend hours.


Homegrown Hoosier to American Hero- Celebrating the Life of Virgil “Gus” Grissom

Explore the gallery this month! Hoosier astronaut Gus Grissom lived a full life in his 40 years on earth. He was one of the seven original astronauts of NASA’s early space exploration program. In addition, he was the second American in space, the first person to go into space twice, a decorated Air Force veteran, and a test pilot. Gus Grissom was all of that and more. Sadly, he was one of the three astronauts who gave their life in a launch pad fire during testing for Apollo 1. In honor of Gus, we will have a special photography and archive exhibit on display from May 5 through July 5. On the evening of May 5 George Leopold, author of Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom will speak, and we will have an interactive space exhibit. Learn more.

Friends Art Show


Each year, the Friends of the Frankfort Library hold a juried art exhibition for local and national artists. The show is held Friday – Sunday during a weekend in November. Artists bring their work to display and sell. If you are interested in submitting work for consideration, please contact Marketing and Art Coordinator, Susie Blackmore at or 765-654-8746 x 141 Learn more


Featured Piece


Apple Tree
April Apple by Mark Burkett
This print was made using a woodcut block. The library purchased this piece during the 2013 Friends Art Show.

Art Enrichment

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Opportunities for exploring and cultivating the creative mind is central to the library’s strategic plan. Through classes, exhibits, and theatre productions, we encourage all ages to explore and discover a passion for art. Art education classes are made available to children and adults. Children’s Art Enrichment classes are held the second Saturday of every month. All children’s classes are free. Adult classes are held at least once a month. There is an Open Art Studio held every other month from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Quilters Guild meets every Monday at 9 a.m.

Art enrichment classes are partly funded through an Indiana Arts Commission operating support grant administered by the Tippecanoe Arts Federation.