From Topeka's earliest days, the library has provided a free artistic and cultural experience for the community. People of all ages find wonder and delight at the library's Alice C. Sabatini Gallery. For some, it is their first formal encounter with art. We connect individuals to culture, art and artists - both modern and classic through the photographer's lens, the painter's brush, and the sculptor's craft. The gallery is renowned for two national art competitions and its annual art exhibit for children. Professional exhibits from the library's permanent collection as well as traveling exhibits attract nearly 20,000 visitors annually. The Sabatini Gallery charges no admission, and is home to Topeka's oldest public art collection of nearly 5,000 items. For current exhibits and programs, go to www.tscpl.org. Tours are available by request. To arrange a tour, call 785-580-4515.