We believe art is an inherent part of building community, inspiring and enhancing our appreciation of the glory of God. Artists often describe the creation of art as a spiritual practice, but the spiritual practice extends to those who view the art as we reflect upon, seek God’s voice, and respond in gratitude for God’s divine gifts.

Second’s Fine Arts Ministry is coordinated by the Fine Arts Advisory Team, comprised of artists and church members. We offer exhibits, opportunities for art-making and more.


Stop by the art gallery in McFarland Hall to see the beautiful art pieces currently on display. 


Between Paper and Palette
March 17 - May 3


Jon Kane Exhibit
May 5 - June 7


Third Tuesdays; 10-11:30 AM, Room 402

Looking for a space of encouragement where you can escape and create your heart's work? Then look no further than the Open Studio. No matter your level, we invite you to bring your supplies and meet us in Room 402 on the third Tuesday of each month. Drop-Ins are welcome!

Contact the Music and Fine Arts Department for more information.


Each fall the Fine Arts team presents The Eighth Day of Creation, an art exhibit featuring works by members of the Second community. This exhibit also includes writings from our community, in a collection we call Second Thoughts.


Penrod Arts Fair Ambassador

We are always looking for ambassadors to staff our Music and Fine Arts information at the annual Penrod Arts Fair at Newfields. Volunteers will receive a free ticket to this September event which features artists, performers, art-related non-profits, local food and beverages for all to enjoy.

Contact Carol Baker for more information or to sign up.

Exhibit Exchange Volunteer

Many hands make light work! Approximately every six weeks, our art exhibits move in and out of McFarland Hall, with the help of our amazing volunteers. No experience is needed. We will simply be removing art from the walls and hanging the new ones. Feel free to bring a friend. 

Contact Carol Baker for more information and upcoming exchange dates.

Now through May 3
Watercolor paintings by esteemed Indiana artists, on display in McFarland Hall.

Now through May 3
Watercolor paintings by esteemed Indiana artists, on display in McFarland Hall.

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    Carol U. Baker
    Cherub Choir Director and Fine Arts Coordinator
    (317) 253-6461

    Cherub Choir Director and Fine Arts Coordinator

    (317) 253-6461 | CBaker@SecondChurch.org

    An advocate for arts learning and early childhood development, Carol Baker has trained with teaching artists through Lincoln Center Institute in New York, studied with Dr. John Feierabend to earn a "First Steps in Music" certification, and participated in multiple study groups through the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs (Boston).

    A Creative Renewal Fellow of the Arts Council of Indianapolis (2006) and graduate of Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership (2005), Ms. Baker holds a Master of Public Affairs from IUPUI’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a certificate in negotiation and mediation, and a Bachelor of Music Education with a French minor from University of Louisville. Ms. Baker has had an arts-filled career having worked with organizations like the largest employer of full-time artists in the state of Indiana, Indianapolis Symphony, and a Tony Award®-winning regional theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville.

    She has also performed for Kentucky Opera, Music Theatre Louisville, Indianapolis Opera, The Artists’ Studio, among others.

    In addition to Second Presbyterian, Ms. Baker proudly serves Butler University.