Art in the Library

The Library is proud to feature art created by members of our community.

Estacada native Mimi Near created the 10 glass floral mosaic inlays that are installed in the library’s entryway and in the hallway leading to the Flora Community Room. These colorful mosaics have come to be identified with the library and represent flowers native to Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. More examples of Near’s mosaic artistry can be seen around the City of Estacada and also at The Spiral Gallery in Estacada.

The Library’s labyrinth, located outside the Flora Community Room, is the work of Stephen Shibley. Read about this artist and his interest in labyrinths in this article by The Labyrinth Society. The art above the Library’s fireplace, Avatar of River Mill Dam, is by Nina Bradford, created in 2010 and purchased for the library by the former Estacada Library Foundation. The photo collage w/colored pencil was created for the Estacada on the Clackamas project.

Other artists whose work is featured in the library are Mark Heimann, Brent Lawrence and Nolene Triska.

Both the Library labyrinth and the mosaic tiles were funded by Estacada’s Percent for Art program.This program takes one percent from construction of public facilities to fund enhancements to public environments. Estacada is one of the few cities in Oregon with a percent for art ordinance.