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The Maker-in-Residence program connects the public with art and the people who create it and includes various art forms such as theater and performing arts, visual arts, technology arts, media arts, written arts and music. Two residencies run concurrently, each at the LPLS branch best suited for the artist or maker, and last for three months. Regular open studio hours at the library allow the makers and artists to create on-site as patrons drop in, interact and learn about different artistic processes. Each maker also offers special free workshops for the public each month.

Be our next Maker! Click here for an application.

June to Aug. 2023 Makers-in-Residence:

Ryan Craycraft, Artist in Residence at Little Library on the Lake

Ryan Craycraft was born in Elyria, Ohio. He received his BFA in Painting & Drawing from The University of Akron in 2014 and received his MFA in Painting from the University of Delaware in 2016. Craycraft has exhibited in the U.S. and abroad, including shows at The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Wilmington, DE, and Kunstraum Tapir Gallery in Berlin, Germany. He also teaches at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Lorain County Community College. Currently, Ryan Craycraft works and lives in Northeast Ohio with his wife and three cats.

Open Studio Hours

Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.
June 6, 13, 20, 27;
July 11, 18, 25;
Aug. 1, 8


Saturday, June 17; 2 to 4 p.m. (In partnership with FireFish Arts): Lanterns
Tuesday, June 20; 3 to 5 p.m.: Lantern
Tuesday, June 27; 3 to 5 p.m.: Design
Tuesday, July 11 ;3 to 5 p.m.: Hanging Lantern
Saturday, July 15; 2 to 4 p.m. (in partnership with FireFish Arts): Lanterns
Tuesday, July 18; 3 to 5 p.m.: Community Art
Preregistration required for each workshop.

Photo of Ryan Craycraft and Art by Ryan Craycrafrt

June to Aug. 2023 Makers-in-Residence:

Camera Goodrich, Multidisciplinary Visual Artist in Residence at the South Lorain Branch

Camara describes herself as a multidisciplinary visual artist. Diagnosed as bipolar, she uses art as a therapeutic resource for her emotions, using various mediums to portray her thoughts and imaginations. The majority of her works are inspired by world events, music, family, travel, nature, exploration and science.

Open Studio Hours

Fridays, 1:30 p.m.
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;
July 7, 14, 21, 28;
Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25


Art as a Mental Health Resource

Wednesday, June 14;
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Preregistration required.

Texture Time Parts 1 and 2

Friday, July 28 and Saturday,
July 29; 3:30 p.m.
Preregistration required.

Mixed Media 3D Music Art

Wednesday Aug. 16; 5 to 7 p.m.
Preregistration required.

Outdoor Community Art Collaboration

Wednesday, July 19;
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sippy Cup and Paint 

(Caregivers with young children)
Friday, Aug. 4;
10 to 11 a.m.
Preregistration required.

For additional information about the Maker-in-Residence Program contact

Photos of Camara Goodrich and art by Camara Goodrich


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