Williamsburg Regional Library is now accepting submissions for a new art project that aims to capture the realities of life under quarantine — the memories made, missed, and shared by people in our community.

People of all ages and abilities are invited to share art or writing that reflects their experience during the pandemic, which library staff will compile for a curated exhibit that gives insight into the community’s experience as a whole.

  • We’re accepting submissions from across a variety of media — art, photography, poetry, or whatever other combination of words or images capture your world right now.
    • What did you do? What didn’t you do? How did you feel about all of it? The answers to these questions will give us a window into what life was like here under the stay-at-home orders.
  • The library aims to display submissions at the Stryker Center later this summer — more information about the display location and period is forthcoming.
  • This project is being undertaken in partnership with William & Mary Libraries’ “Documenting Life During COVID-19” initiative.

Interested parties can submit their work by sending a high-resolution digital copy to cburcher@wrl.org, or by mailing it to 7770 Croaker Rd., Williamsburg VA, 23188. Please note that if you mail an original work, a WRL staff member will be in contact about how you can retrieve it at the end of the display period. Deadline for submissions is July 1.

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