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Community Programs

Wicker Park Lutheran Church periodically hosts an open series of Friday exhibitions called “Arts Sanctuary: A Haven for the Arts.” The series brings together the arts and our community while exploring connections between art and spirituality. Arts Sanctuary exhibitions typically involve a thematic element that is interpreted and presented through various artistic media (which have included the spoken word, choral music, painting, and sculpture), in combination with live music, church-brewed beer, and an offering taken at the door to benefit a local social service agency. It is a smashing, one-of-a-kind event!



EXHIBITION DATE:  Friday, July 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

EXHIBITION TITLE:  Community, Welcome, and Unity


Arts Sanctuary is a one-night exhibition striving to create a shared arts experience between practicing Chicago artists and their local community.

This upcoming exhibition will feature work that incorporates, gives voice to, and interacts with our greater Chicago community and beyond. There will be music and a sampling of craft beer from Wicker Park Lutheran Church’s brew group.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the organization, Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants. http://www.icdichicago.org

We are looking for works to display commenting on topics of empathy, community, unity, engagement, immigration, justice, welcome, and diversity. If your work is outside the scope of our concept, your submission will still be considered.

We hope to provide a safe platform for as many perspectives and voices to be heard as possible and to cultivate a space to encourage furthering connections.

***Works in all media are welcome including but not limited to visual art, spoken word, performance, projection, and movement pieces.

Please respond via email with the following:

  • .jpeg or link to the piece(s) you’d like to display
  • overall dimensions of the work
  • notes on the display requirements

We’ll do our best to ensure all submissions receive a timely response.

DEADLINE:  July 2, 2017

 SUBMISSIONS: Send to alisonslak1@gmail.com

Thank you and we look forward to working together to create a shared art experience.