The Mystery of Nancy Drew, a Group Show

On view through April 6th

Howland Public Library
313 Main Street – Beacon

To celebrate Women’s History Month, The Howland Public Library will  feature artwork by over 20 local women artists inspired by the classic Nancy Drew Mystery Stories. The first Nancy Drew books were published in 1930 and are still in print today. Over time, the fictional character of Nancy Drew, the independent girl sleuth, has become a culture icon.

Curated by Jan Dolan and Michelle Rivas of the Howland Public Library, this show is dedicated to all the real life independent and creative problem-solving women in our community.

The show is the fifth annual exhibit from the group CoMFY, a collective of women artists from the Beacon area. The group formed in 2011 when local artists Kat Stoutenborough and Jennifer Blakeslee invited some friends to a local coffee shop to talk. Inspired by their discussions about balancing life and their creative pursuits, the women began meeting on a regular basis. The group has grown and transformed over the years. While the women do not meet in person as often as they’d like to, the support network created has endured.

The Howland Public Library is located at 313 Main Street, Beacon NY 12508. The Community Room Exhibit Space is open during regular library hours. Please note the gallery may not be accessible during some library programs. Please consult the library calendar at