Fine Arts


Artwork by artists young and old, novice and professional are on display in Second's first virtual art exhibit. The all-church exhibit, Eighth Day of Creation Holding Faith, Together, runs through December 4.




If the exhibit does not load on this page, link to it here: Eighth Day of Creation: Holding Faith, Together.

This has been a year of change, renewal and even of transformation for many of us as we “hold faith, together” during these challenging times. While the seasons have gone on in their round, we have missed our regular in-person contacts with family and friends, and with our church. Maybe you have had more time for inspiration, for breathing in the Spirit and being renewed. The Fine Arts Advisory Team thanks all participating artists and prays that you will find inspiration from the art of our friends and neighbors, and time for breathing in the Spirit and being renewed.

When we worship God at Second Presbyterian Church, we are surrounded by highly symbolic works of art that point our minds and our hearts toward our Creator and Savior. Beautiful in themselves, these works are an inherent part of community worship, inspiring and enhancing our appreciation of the glory of God. Because of its creative nature, art is truly a reflection of God’s creative spirit. Through the creation and the perception of beauty, we praise and celebrate the creative power of God. Art is, in this, respect, an aspect of worship.

The programs in fine arts at Second are coordinated by the Fine Arts Advisory Team, comprised of artists and church members. The Team is responsible for the development and display of the church's permanent art collection and rotating exhibitions in the McFarland Hall Art Gallery. Increasingly, the Team is exploring ways to highlight the dramatic and literary arts, as well as the visual arts.

McFarland Hall Art Gallery

Art exhibits are regularly on display in the Gallery, located in McFarland Hall on the 3rd floor. Exhibits rotate every 4-8 weeks.

Docent Art Tours & Art Classes

Art Classes and Docent Art Tours are scheduled periodically throughout the year.

For more information, please contact the Music and Fine Arts office at MFA@SecondChurch.org, or (317) 253-6461, ext. 309.

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    A Face Not Hidden:
    Christian Promise in Black Perspective

    In this digital exhibit, viewers are guided through a stirring liturgy of images and reflections that ask how joy, suffering, and hope have been represented by Jesus Christ in contemporary Black art.

    If you are unable to view the gallery above, please follow this link to the online exhibit.

    Presented by Sacred Arts of Second and sponsored by our Fine Arts Advisory Team, we invite you to experience the beauty and ministry of art as we honor Black History Month. Representing voices from across our city, our staff, and our congregation, you’ll find moving reflections on the historic and contemporary intersection of race and religious representation through a liturgy of images. Different from a sermon, a class, or a study – art speaks to us in a unique way and in a language personal to each viewer. This exhibit is created to honor that lens through our own faith journey, knowing Christ meets us at every turn. We invite you into these reflections of joy, suffering, and hope represented by Jesus Christ in contemporary Black art.

    Thank you for visiting A Face Not Hidden, a digital exhibit hosted by Second Presbyterian Church. Please be advised that this exhibit is presented under the Fair Use provisions of the U.S. Copyright Act (Section 107 of the Copyright Act) and is intended for non for profit, educational purposes and to stimulate prayer and contemplation. Second Presbyterian Church does not own the images included in this exhibit, and all credits go to its rightful owners of the images. although where so indicated the artist has generously consented to this Fair Use of the images. Second Presbyterian Church does not intend any copyright violation and intends only personal use of the images consistent with the principles of Fair Use. Please be advised that reproducing or manipulating these images in any way is prohibited. We hope you enjoy your visit!