Community ArtShare

T. B. Scott Library’s Community ArtShare program originated in 2006 with a $10,000 grant from the Mead Witter Foundation, Inc. with which secure display cases, easels, and other items were procured that have enabled the library to become a place for local artists and collectors to display their creations and hobbies. Displays featuring one or more artists or collectors are featured each month on an ongoing basis.

LEGO! LEGO! LEGO! by Tim and Dawn Dunbar

July – August 2024

Tim and Dawn Dunbar are back for another fun Beyond Books: Community ArtShare Exhibit: LEGO! LEGO! LEGO! This July and August, the T. B. Scott Free Library is excited to host all new Lego sets from the collection of Tim and Dawn Dunbar. This is their third year providing lots of smiles for young and old alike.

The Dunbars started collecting Lego sets in the 1980s, and now have 686 sets built and on display in their house. This amounts to about 430,000 individual Lego pieces. Finding space to display them all continues to be an issue.

New for this year include the NASA Space Launch System sets, Walt Disney 100-year camera, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pirates of Barracuda Bay, the Friends apartment, a John Deere logging skidder, and the Hocus Pocus Sanderson Sister’s cottage. There is something for everyone, so bring the whole family.

Tuesday, July 23, is Lego Day at the library. Enjoy Lego stations and other Lego themed activities in the Youth Department. Enter your name to win your own Lego set. Tim and Dawn will also be available 4-6 pm to give tours of their sets and answer questions. They will also be assembling a surprise set! It’s going to be a Lego-riffic day!

Past Exhibits


  • The Beauty of Fabric: Wall Quilts & Vintage Ties – Peter & Dian Ritter
  • Precious Pet Portraits – Peggy McDowell
  • Emily’s Journey – Emily Lau
  • A Look in a Book – Saint John 5th Graders


  • It’s all about perspective! – Chase Davis
  • Fish Out of Water – Arnie Plamann
  • Treasured Book Boxes – St. John School 5th and 6th graders
  • Homemade Art – Local Homeschooled Children
  • Wait, that’s LEGO too? – Tim and Dawn Dunbar
  • Tena’s Kitchen Collectables – Tena Gnewuch
  • Into the Fold: Origami – Troy Hanson


  • Baskets Galore and More by Cindy Leskey
  • Merrill Memorabilia – Leidiger Brewing Company
  • Wait, That’s LEGO? – Tim & Dawn Dunbar
  • Fins and Feathers of the Northwoods – Bill Pittman
  • Rocks, Canvas, and Coasters, Oh My! – Tom Lambrecht


  • MAPS High School Seniors Students’ Art Exhibit
  • Conversations with God artwork by Ann M. Jaroski


  • Borzoi: The Hounds of Russia from the Private Collection of Resolute Farms
  • Nautical Instruments from the Private Collection of Carl Weinert
  • MAPS High School Seniors Students’ Art Exhibit
  • Working Warriors: Military Life Beyond Combat – provided courtesy of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum


  • Buttons: Advent, Christmas, Bingo and More! from the Private Collection of Kathleen Marquardt
  • “Wire & Found Object” Sculptures by David Jones
  • Photography of Tom Algire
  • For the Love of Snoopy: Private Collection
  • MAPS High School Seniors Students’ Art Exhibit
  • Pocket Watches: Robbie Johnson


  • Breyer Model Horses: Esther Trostle
  • Wisconsin Remembers Traveling Exhibit
  • Origami Creations: Troy Hanson
  • Universal Creations: Xoché Heller
  • Mini Art Fair: Local Artists
  • MAPS High School Senior Students’ Art Exhibit
  • Portraits of Personalities: David L. Sladky
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