Art in the Library

Civic Center Library

Our current artist is Traves Lake. He is from Monterrey, CA, is a recent
Oceanside transplant, and loving it. All of his very intricate work is done
with marker.  He starts with just one line and sees where it takes him,
adding depth and detailed design to every piece. 
Check out his work on instagram: @travdesigns and facebook: Traves Lake

Mission Branch Library

We currently have Aaron Checkwood's My Oceanside on display at the
Mission Branch Library. Aaron Checkwood is an acclaimed photographer, 
artist and journalist who grew up in and is based in Oceanside. He is the
former photo editor of TransWorld SURF magazine. In 2012, Aaron created
and published My Oceanside, a limited-edition book of images of Oceanside.
Check out his work here.

Past Exhibits

 The Civic Center Branch of the Oceanside Public Library is an Official First Friday ArtWalk Stop!  We participate the First Friday ArtWalk every month, with new local Artists and new local Music. Stop in to our Civic Center Branch and check out the new local art work on display on the Second Floor hallway gallery.  We keep the Art work up from First Friday throughout the month and we are always glad to meet new artists!  For more information about First Friday Art Walk visit Oceanside ArtWalk

Displays and exhibits in the Civic Center Library are featured in display cases in the lobby. The gallery on the 2nd floor is suitable for mounting large photographs or pictures. The Children's Room is the 3rd primary area of display, but is designed to highlight children's programming.

Displays in the Mission Branch Library are featured in the display cases of the entrance lobby. Displays may also be posted in the children's area, again to highlight programming. 

In both libraries, the displays in the cases are changed monthly, except in cases of special displays when a shorter or longer time may be arranged. Community members with special collections are encouraged to contact the library by calling