Gallery Walk: The Westgate Collection of Original Children’s Book Art

Join us and celebrate Iowa City Public Library’s Westgate Collection of Original Children’s Book Art. The Library owns over 60 pieces of original art, including works by internationally-known artists like Dr. Seuss, Ezra Jack Keats, Taro Yashima, Charles Schultz, and Margaret and H.A. Rey, we well as art by renowned illustrators with a connection to the Iowa City area, such as Cynthia Jabar, Ellie Simmons, and Will Thomson. The book art is back on display throughout the Children’s Room after a year-long absence for preservation efforts. We will also unveil our most recent acquisitions from Claudia McGehee and Jennifer Black Reinhardt.

The Downtown Gallery Walk is a self-guided tour of downtown shops, galleries and other locations that have curated feature artists and pieces of art. This free, family-friendly event requires no tickets or reservations. Friday, Oct. 5, 5-7 p.m., Iowa City Public Library Children’s Room.