DPC has a longstanding and ongoing commitment to supporting the creative arts in our congregation and city. We consider art to be a profound and essential common good that nourishes and enriches life. For the most recent art-specific updates, check out our Instagram tag #artatdpc.
Engagement with the visual arts has long been encouraged in our congregational life for individual contemplation and to prompt community conversations. The visual arts offer us an alternative language through which we can explore our inner worlds and our outward concerns. We believe all art, beyond any simplistic definitions of sacred versus secular, has the potential to inspire or provoke us to think and feel differently about our lives and our beliefs.
We have a tradition of incorporating the arts in both our Christian education and worship. We have incorporated large scale installations and live art-making into our worship and our very youngest artists regularly share their creations on a Sunday morning. We hold an annual Kids’ Art Show each fall to display works created over the summer months. More recently we have created opportunities for adult members and friends to learn new skills, work collaboratively and explore the process of art-making as a spiritual practice.
We invite you to spend time in our gallery and tour our historic landmark building. You will discover our contemporary art collection alongside an ever-changing display of new pieces by members of all ages.