The Ridgway Library is pleased to offer its space to emerging and established artists and artisans to display their work to the community.
Individual artists who are Ouray County residents, as well as artists who are affiliated with Ouray County art groups, are invited to exhibit works which may include paintings (watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels), photography, sculpture, fiber arts, and other art/craft forms.
Those interested in displaying their work at the library should contact: Joi Sharp
Featuring art by Loretta Casler, Janine Gwaltney, Judy Hazen, Barb Kendrick, Norma Shafer, and Sheelagh Williams on display until April 1, 2020 at the Ridgway Library.
We are proud to be a part of a growing movement of seed preservation. All across the country, and even the world, public libraries are becoming a haven for the preservation of rare, heirloom seeds. Ridgway Library has a corner set aside for patrons to come in and check out quality, organic, heirloom seeds.
We encourage patrons to try and save seeds from a few of their stronger plants – thus strengthening the vigor and vitality of seeds grown in our region. Those seeds can then be planted next year, resulting in plants that have genetically adapted to our region!
The Library offers annual free Seed-Saving classes and bi-annual Seed Swaps to encourage this ancient practice of saving seeds. It is our wish that the seeds that we save last for generations.