Pequot Library has issued a call to artists in all mediums for entries in its 17th annual art show and sale, planned for the weekend of Oct. 17 to 20.

The theme of the show is "The Story of Art," reflecting the fact that a piece of art often inspires viewers to imagine stories, the Pequot said.

The deadline for entries is Friday, Oct. 3. All entries will be accepted, the library said in a news release.

Entries will be judged for a Best in Show prize: a solo exhibit in the library's Perkin Gallery in 2015.

Admission to the show is free during regular library hours, but the weekend includes a fundraising gala and fundraising antiques appraisals for which fees will be charged. Children's activities also are planned.

The show is being sponsored in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month in October.

Special events planned with the show include:

A children's activity, "The Art of the Selfie," on Friday, Oct. 17, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Children 5 and over may create self-portraits. Registration is required, and there will be a materials fee, according to the release.

A fundraising gala on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction.

The appraisal of antiques and collectibles on Sunday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appraisers from Heritage Auctions in New York City will assess the value of items. The cost is $20 per piece with online registration, $25 at the door.

Judges for the Best In Show prize will be Ryan Odinak, an independent arts consultant and former executive director of both the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and the Fairfield Arts Council, and Jane Sutherland, an artist and associate professor emeritus of art at Fairfield University.

To register for events or for details, visit or call the library at 203-259-0346, ext. 15.