The Ella Sharp Museum’s annual Art à Loan program celebrates and shares the talents of K-12 student artists throughout Jackson County. At the end of each school year, dedicated area art teachers select student artwork to be professionally framed, exhibited at the Ella Sharp Museum, then rented and displayed in local businesses. In 2021, to further showcase student talent within Jackson County, we’ve partnered with the Jackson District Library’s “Young Poets” Program. Winners from Art à Loan were thematically paired with winners from Young Poets and will be featured in a special exhibition at the Ella Sharp Museum, October 6–31, 2021, then will be on view throughout the community until fall 2022.

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Museums For All

The Ella Sharp Museum is an active member of the Museums For All program. Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free admission to the Ella Sharp Museum. Museums for All helps expand access to museums and also raise public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching their entire communities. More than 500 institutions participate in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more. Participating museums are located nationwide, representing 48 states.

Museum Pass

ELLA SHARP MUSEUM PASS now available through the Jackson District Library.

RULES This pass allows for up to three adults and children younger than 18 from one household to access Ella Sharp Museum galleries and house tours free of charge. Patrons are allowed to check out a pass for one week from Jackson District Library, without renewals. Return this pass to the Jackson District Library.