The Art Lending Library is a system of lending and borrowing artwork to the public for free. It is a trust-based program where artists provide artwork to be checked out by any member of the public, and patrons allow artwork and artists into their homes; all in the spirit of sharing.
- Art Lending Library Mission Statement
The Art Lending Library (A.L.L.) (recently featured in City Arts Magazine) at Cooper in West Seattle has a call out to artists as well as an invitation to the general public to come check out art.
Did you know Seattle has an Art Lending Library, where you can borrow artwork for your own home for free? It was started by Seth Damm, Gina Coffman, and Flynn Bickley over here at Cooper Artist Housing. It’s been going strong for over a year and has been doing great. There are many sweet stories of people who have really enjoyed having art in their home for the first time in their lives.
If you are an artist who would like to contribute a piece of work for circulation in the Library, I’ve posted all the details here.
Here is a video of Seth explaining how A.L.L. works.