Ways of Giving



The beginning of the holiday season in Redding is marked by the Mark Twain Library Art Show and Preview Party. The preview party is held on the first Friday in December; the artwork is on display and available for purchase during the week that follows.


This is a juried art show of two-dimensional works in such media as oil, watercolor and pastel, and three-dimensional work in metal, wood, ceramic, etc.; photographs are not included at this time. In September, the art show committee sends out invitations to local artists to submit work for consideration; if you are not on this list, and would like to submit work, you may contact committee chair Pam Reese c/o the library. Art pieces are submitted and judged during the first week in December. Artists donate one third of the purchase price of their artwork to the library.


The preview party is always a gala event. Invitations to purchase tickets to this party are sent only to those people who are current "Friends of the Library".


The art show and party is yet another library event dependent for its success on a wonderful group of volunteers. Assistance is needed with selling advertisements for the art show journal, addressing envelopes, organizing the preview party, working on jury day, and handling sales during the week of the show. If you are interested in helping on any aspect of this important event, please contact the library, which will forward your name to the appropriate volunteer chair.