Warren-Newport Public Library District
Lake County, Illinois
Board of Trustees
Adopted: July 16, 2013
Reviewed/Revised: April 19, 2016; March 19, 2019
ARTICLE 1. PURPOSE
The Warren-Newport Public Library District (WNPLD) maintains a collection of public art. The
collection promotes the visual arts and creates an aesthetically pleasing environment for
patrons and visitors alike.
ARTICLE 2. CRITERIA FOR ART ACQUISITION
Works of art should represent a broad spectrum of artistic expression. Preference for
artists living or working in the Library District, Lake County and Illinois will be given when
considering purchase and receipt of donations.
Works of art must be of sufficiently high artistic merit to warrant inclusion in the collection.
This usually requires that the artworks be unique pieces created by artists of established
reputation or recognized potential.
Works of art should be compatible with the character of the Library and appropriate to a
public library setting.
Works of art should support a unified vision for the Libraryís public art collection.
Works of art should enhance or complement the architecture and design of the Library.
Works of art should require little or no maintenance and should be easy and safe to
ARTICLE 3. MAINTENANCE OF ART COLLECTION
The Art Collection is subject to regular inventory, insurance coverage, and periodic appraisal, as
necessary. Inventory will include a photographic record, an artistís statement, and a biography.
The care and conservation of artwork may involve professional contractors.
ARTICLE 4. DEACQUSITION OF ART
A piece of artwork which no longer meets the criteria defined in Article 2 Criteria for Art
Acquisition may be donated or sold in accordance with Policy 2035 Disposal or Sale of Library
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ARTICLE 5. FUNDING FOR ART
Funding for art may be provided by the WNPLD Expendable Trust Fund, capital improvement
funds, and /or any other source that the Board deems appropriate. Such funding decisions will
be made as part of the budgeting process and must be approved by a majority vote of the Board
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