Information for Artists and Musicians

CELEBRATING ARTS & MUSIC at GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Information for Artists and Musicians

 

In keeping with our mission to be a welcoming community honoring the deep truth that God’s love is abundant and without exception, we offer our spacious hall as a venue to showcase the talents of local amateur artists and performers.

If you are a painter, photographer, or graphic artist looking for a place to display your work, please contact us.

If you are a performer and would like a venue that seats up to 400 people and has good acoustics, please contact us.

 

ARTISTS:

  • Our “Mary Simpson Room” is equipped to display framed art. Depending upon the size of your pieces, we can display as many as 40.
  • Need frames? We can frame - and mat - your pieces for the show. The frames are 16x20.
  • Ideally, each exhibit runs for two months. We will negotiate dates for show Open and Close. You are responsible to deliver and remove your art on the scheduled days and times.
  • We encourage a Sunday Open so that we can host a Coffee Hour Reception for you to introduce your work and meet our people. These are usually scheduled for 11:15.
  • If you’d like to sell your pieces, that can be done - details are worked out with our Parish Administrator. All works shall remain on display through Exhibit Close.
  • Exhibits are open whenever the Church Office is open and by special arrangement. Standard hours are:

Mondays and Fridays: 10am-4pm

Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 10am-8pm

Thursdays: 10am - 6pm

(Most) Saturdays: 10-12noon (call to confirm)

Sundays: 10am to 3pm

  • Other Times By Special Arrangement: 419-625-6919 or office@gracesandusky.org
  • Private showings for groups may be arranged in cooperation with the Church and Artist.

 

PERFORMERS:

  • Our church can seat up to 400 people in the pews.
  • We have limited microphone capacity and the natural acoustics are excellent.
  • Experience leads us to recommend a performance time of 1:30 or 2:00 on Sunday afternoons. You may also choose another performance time and date, of course.
  • All performance dates and rehearsal times must be arranged through the Parish Administrator. 419-625-6919 or office@GraceSandusky.org)
  • There is no charge for this space, nor do we recommend an entrance charge. However, we can collect a “free will offering” with all the money collected going to the performer(s).

 

In addition to the space, what other benefits does Grace provide artists and performers?

  • We will collaborate to promote your event.
  • We will use digital media (provided by the artist/performer) to promote each event through our website and Facebook - as well as through other means that may surface in collaboration.
  • This venue is free to each artist and performer - and is also free and open to the public.
  • We will host a reception for each artist/performer to meet their guests and discuss their work.

 

Why does Grace do this?

As Episcopalians, we believe wholeheartedly in the “beauty of holiness”. For us this means that all beauty participates in the sacred nature of life and creation. When we create beauty, we touch the creative beauty of the Creator of all that is: God. Humanity is at its finest when we are making art in all its manifestations: from portraiture to photography to performance art to imaginative intellectual invention.

We believe that we have an obligation - and an honor - to support the arts in this community by supporting those amateur and talented artists/performers who might otherwise not have a venue to share their gifts and accomplishments.

Grace Episcopal Church has inherited a splendid physical space in an excellent downtown location. We are responsible to be good stewards of this gift and that includes making sure it is utilized to the fullest capacity possible.

This is one way that Grace Episcopal Church, and its members, can be good neighbors to our community. We are honored to do so.

 

I’m interested. Now what?

Please contact us via e-mail at: office@gracesandusky.org. Provide your contact information and short statement on what you would like to exhibit or perform. You will be contacted by a member of our Arts Commission as quickly as possible.

 

 

 

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