El Gabilan Library

News Date: 
Apr 20 2022 - 11:30am

The Salinas Public Library is happy to announce the expansion of opening hours at the El Gabilan branch. Starting on April 23rd, the community will be able to access...

Artist selection process

  • Artists to be selected by a panel of library leaders and contacted for immediate project kickoff
  • Commissions may range from $250 - $2,000 per element
  • One or several awards may be granted per applicant. No more than three awards will be granted per applicant.
  • Selection of artists and next steps in developing the artwork and installation details for interactive educational elements contingent on art and educational element cost and available funding.

Artist selection criteria

  • Final "canvas selections" depend on results of cost efforts.
  • Artist selection will be dependent on evaluation of appropriateness of an artist's
    • Experience with content (themes)
    • Graphic style for content (themes)
  • Artist will meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • Local (tri-county area) or local affiliation
    • Artists inspired by Biology or other Sciences
    • Artists inspired by history or portraiture

Submission requirements

  • Artist is available to work on this project from November 2019 - January 2020
  • 250-500 words - Artist Biography
  • 250-500 words - Statement of Interest
  • 3-10 images showing:
    • experience illustrating themes
    • graphic styles
  • (if available) - 200- 500 words - Experience working on the Backyard Concept and/or Themes :
  • (if available) - Artist CV
News Date: 
May 4 2018 - 1:00pm
In East Salinas, the Cesar Chavez Library is packed with children and families after school doing homework, attending programs, receiving tutoring, reading and playing educational games. Families there are taking...
News Date: 
Nov 8 2017 - 10:30am

Salinas Public Library has moved one step closer to building a new library for the community on North Main Street. At last night's Council Meeting, council members praised the schematic...

El Gabilan Library, 1400 North Main Street, Salinas CA

Orientation for 10-week computer training for beginners. For information, call (831) 758-7916

Learn basic computer skills. Students learn to search and work online using Chromebooks. Orientation is required. For information, call (831) 758-7916

Salinas Public Library
El Gabilan Library, 1400 North Main Street, Salinas CA

We're happy to have several special guests to help us celebrate the NEA Big Read with the National Steinbeck Center.

Salinas Public Library
News Date: 
Aug 3 2017 - 12:00pm

We are excited to move to the next step in the design of the El Gabilan Library. Please help us by reviewing the following concepts and studies in how the...