Art in the Library

Civic Center Library

Our current display is Free Spirits Art Quilters.  It will be on display on the second floor of the Civic Center Library until October 7, 2017.


Mission Branch Library

We currently have paintings by Alex Arshansky on display.

Alexander is a prolific artist living in San Diego, California, with over 800 paintings produced in the last 8 years.  Originally from Moscow, Russia, he moved to the United States over 20 years ago. The extreme change of climate, environment, and culture surrounding has affected his artistic vision and expression: the work has evolved into what resembles Ancient Mayan Art with a rounded cubist twist of his complex mind's eye. The art explodes into a bright array of color-space elements and lines that make up each painting: From parts comes the whole - an observer will discover many parallel stories and realities within each artwork.  Alexander has a compulsive need for the creative process, and believes that making art creates a chain reaction of inspired minds in all forms of expression in order to make this world more beautiful, complex and magical.  View more of his work here. 

Past Exhibits

The Civic Center Branch of the Oceanside Public Library is an ArtWalk Stop!  We host our featured Artists as part the the Oceanside Four Seasons Art Walk, upcoming dates are: March 3, July 7, October 6 and December 1.  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 for an average of six weeks, and we are always glad to meet new artists!  For more information about Four Seasons Art Walk visit Oceanside ArtWalk.

Displaying in the Library

In the Civic Center Library art can be featured in display cases in the front lobby, three smaller cases on the 2nd floor, and on the walls of the upstairs hallway gallery. The gallery on the 2nd floor and the space above the archway in the front atrium are suitable for mounting large photographs, paintings, or two dimensional objects. The Children's Room display area is designed to highlight children's programming. 

Displays in the Mission Branch Library are featured in the display cases in the children's area, and on walls throughout the library. 

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 interested in displaying original artwork, contact the Oceanside Public Library for more information.