Art Gallery

Three people sitting on a bench surrounded by framed artwork hanging on wire panels.

The Watertown Free Public Library hosts monthly exhibits on the 2nd floor of the library in the T. Ross Kelly Family Gallery. We accept applications from artists and groups who want to share their work with Watertown.


  1. Read the Gallery Exhibition Policy carefully.
  2. Prepare your artist’s statement and 3 full color images of your work.
  3. Apply online using the Gallery Exhibitor Application. If you prefer to submit a paper application, print a copy at home or at the Library and submit at the WFPL Circulation Desk.

Additional Information

Food Permit for Receptions

For other questions or comments, please email the gallery curator:

T. Ross Kelly

The gallery bears the name of Mr. Kelly, a longtime resident of Watertown and significant donor to the library building fund. He retired in 2019 after 50 years' tenure as an award winning professor of chemistry at Boston College. Kelly has been active in Watertown affairs as a town meeting member under that earlier form of government, and has regularly volunteered at the Museum of Science. He and his family are regular library users and supporters.

Photo: Chinese papercuts and watertcolor paintings by 2021-22 Mount Auburn Cemetery Artist-In-Residence Zhonghe (Elena) Li, pictured with team from Mount Auburn Cemetery.