About the Gallery

The Second Story Gallery Society's installation team hard at work.

The Second Story Gallery is a non-profit art gallery located upstairs at the Camas Public Library. The Gallery was launched in the early 80s and is run by the Second Story Gallery Society, a volunteer organization, in cooperation with the Library. The current location opened in 2003 with the completion of major Library renovations.

The mission of the Second Story Gallery Society is to engage the community in the development and appreciation of the visual arts. 

The Second Story Gallery Society organizes exhibits for display in the Gallery and hosts a monthly First Friday Artist’s Reception, where the community is invited to gather, meet and encourage emerging artists from our local area. In addition, the Gallery promotes the public’s knowledge and awareness of the visual arts by fostering discussion and sponsoring lectures and other educational activities that nurture the creative spirit.

The Second Story Gallery space serves as a foyer to two public meeting rooms, offering approximately 69 feet of linear wall space. The elevator lobby offers an additional 7 feet. We can accommodate 2-dimensional works as well; we have 15 pedestals and a glass display case. The installation team will work with exhibiting artists to determine the best number and arrangement of pieces. 

The exhibition area is fitted with an Arakawa hanging system in both the gallery itself and the elevator lobby. The gallery also provides professionally designed track lighting making it a quality venue for the display of photography as well as other artistic mediums.

For information on how to exhibit in the gallery, click on the tab "How to Exhibit"

The Second Story Gallery Society reserves the right to decide what is displayed in its Gallery. We may reject pieces that do not meet minimum standards. Exhibits that interfere with normal Library functions will not be permitted.