Art Gallery

Current Exhibit

Black and white photo of a heron in waterJohn Zhuang
May 2018

Photography is John Zhuang's passion. His subjects are mostly landscape and outdoor. Born in China, he has lived in the United States for almost 30 years (12 years in Massachusetts, 16 years in Texas). He has traveled to most states in the continental U.S.. He tries to capture his subjects during their most dramatic moments.

Interested in Exhibiting?

ThArt gallery with hanging drawings and display casee Watertown Free Public Library hosts monthly exhibits on the 2nd floor of the library in the T. Ross Kelly Family Gallery.We are always accepting applications from artists and groups who want to share their work with Watertown.


  1. Read the Exhibitor Guidelines carefully.
  2. Prepare your artist's statement and 3 full color images of your work.
  3. Apply online using the Gallery Exhibitor Application.

Additional Information

Food Permit for Receptions (PDF)

For other questions or comments, please email the Gallery curator at

T. Ross Kelly

The gallery bears the name of Mr. Kelly, a longtime resident of Watertown and significant donor to the library building fund. He has been an award winning professor of chemistry at Boston College for over forty years, active in Watertown affairs as a town meeting member under that earlier form of government, and a volunteer at the Museum of Science. He and his family are regular library users and supporters.

Photo: Artwork by Julia Blake