OUR MISSION


"To build a harmonious St. Louis by establishing an ongoing, intentional 

relationship between the arts and the faith communities"


Coming Fall 2019...


Arts & Faith St. Louis Faith and the Visual Arts


Arts & Faith St. Louis and Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) Partnership


In 2017, Arts & Faith St. Louis began a focus on Faith and the Visual Arts. A partnership with the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM) was initiated to create programming using the Museum’s collection as a guide to interfaith understanding. Continuing and new fall 2019 programs include: 

SLAM Gallery Talks


These gallery talks are Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 11 AM and Friday, October 4, 2019 at 6 PM. The Cycle of Life: The Magic of Transmutation in the Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian Traditions presented by Nartana Premachandra, author and president of Dances of India. Both Gallery Talks are free of charge. Gallery Talks will take place in the Education Center (the room above the Farrell Auditorium).


SLAM Interfaith Tours 


New tours are Saturday, October 20, 2019 and Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 3 PM. These 90-minute drop-in tours are free of charge. Attendees meet at the Information Center in the Museum’s Sculpture Hall.


SLAM’s Study Room for Prints


A new Arts & Faith/SLAM collaboration involves visiting SLAM’s Study Room for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs for private viewings of faith-related art.  Visitors are requested to contact the Study Room a minimum of one week in advance of the desired appointment time.  For information and to schedule: 314.655.5402 | paper@slam.org

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Good Shepherd Arts Center collaboration


Arts & Faith St. Louis is also collaborating with Good Shepherd Arts Center on an upcoming exhibit: “Who is my Neighbor?”  High school and undergraduate students are invited to submit artwork for a juried visual art exhibit of all media.  “Who Is My Neighbor?” seeks to portray the breaking down of barriers beyond race, faith, age, gender, and geography to explore what often divides us and what unites us. This is a juried show with first, second and third place honors, plus specialty awards.


All are invited to view “Who Is My Neighbor?” at GSAC, 252 S. Florissant Rd., Ferguson, MO 63135. 

Opening reception is Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 PM. The exhibit runs through December 21, 2019.   

Go to https://www.goodshepherdarts.org or email info@goodshepherdarts.org for further details.  




2019 Arts & Faith St. Louis Ninth Annual Interfaith Concert 

"Songs of Hope"


September 15, 2019  5:30 PM   The Sheldon Concert Hall


The Concert: Adult and Young performers, Musicians, Christine Brewer, Stephanie Berg, Maria Ellis

This year’s concert, “Songs of Hope,” featured both adult and young singers and musicians from six faith communities – including Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist vocal ensembles from across the metropolitan area who will share their songs and music of hope. Also featured was celebrated soprano Christine Brewer, who performed new music by composer and clarinetist Stephanie Berg that was recently premiered at Powell Symphony Hall, and a specially-assembled Interfaith Youth Chorus led by Maria Ellis. 


New this year: Storytelling

A storyteller, Nartana Premachandra, was chosen to share "words of hope" in collaboration with the MU Extension Division Storytelling Festival.


Post-Event Outside:  #HopeMural

Immediately after the concert, the audience was invited to mingle outside on Washington Boulevard with the artists and faith ensembles and participate in creating “#HopeMural” developed by an interfaith group of teens through Interfaith Quest led by Beth Damsgaard-Rodriguez.  

 


 2018 Arts & Faith St. Louis Eighth Annual Interfaith Concert 
"Great Music of Many Faiths"

September 16, 2018  5:30 PM The Sheldon Concert Hall

The Concert: Adult and Young performers, Musicians, Christine Brewer, the 442s

This year's concert featured both adult and young singers and musicians from faith communities across the metropolitan area who shared their treasured music with us.  Also performing was celebrated soprano Christine Brewer and the 442s, an ensemble including members of our own St. Louis Symphony.

Video Interludes

The audience experienced short video interludes that set the context for the musical performances all tuned to build bridges of understanding.    

Post-Event Outside 

Immediately following the concert, performers and audience members mingled and continued their interfaith journeys out in front of The Sheldon where displays of interactive activities will be available.   

Pre-Event Radio Interview

An interview on RAF-STL radio was conducted by Kathy Lawton Brown on September 11, 2018 with performers at this year's concert, Christine Brewer and Adam Manass, as well as Mont Levy of Arts & Faith St. Louis. Run time: 39 minutes.
Click on link:  Arts-FaithSTL2018.mp3

Go to "2018 Concert" Tab for the Program, Photos, and Full Video of the Event

2017 Arts & Faith St. Louis Interfaith Concert
"Building Bridges"

Youth groups perform "Love is Love", a new composition by Adam Maness, with Julia Bullock, St. Louis native and fast-rising soprano  


Arts & Faith St. Louis: "Building Bridges"
 "Interfaith Journeys for Teens"   --  A Video Project 

Click here or go to the "Teen Video Project" tab to see more!

Images from other Arts & Faith St. Louis Interfaith Concerts

  • 2013 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: Internationally renowned soprano Christine Brewer leads audience and participants in "God Bless America."
    2013 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: Internationally renowned soprano Christine Brewer leads audience and participants in "God Bless America."
  • "Forgiveness in Shakespeare": Rabbi Jim Goodman, Shakespeare Festival Playwright-in-Residence Nancy Bell, and Shakespeare Festival's director of Shakespeare In the Streets Alec Wild
    "Forgiveness in Shakespeare": Rabbi Jim Goodman, Shakespeare Festival Playwright-in-Residence Nancy Bell, and Shakespeare Festival's director of Shakespeare In the Streets Alec Wild
  • 2012 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: Ensemble from Hindu Temple of St. Louis
    2012 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: Ensemble from Hindu Temple of St. Louis
  • "New Kid": Metro Theater actors discuss the play with audience.
    "New Kid": Metro Theater actors discuss the play with audience.
  • 2012 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: Audience members attach peace messages on ribbons to a "Unity Web" designed by local artist Lindsey Scott.
    2012 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: Audience members attach peace messages on ribbons to a "Unity Web" designed by local artist Lindsey Scott.
  • Leaders from arts organizations and faith communities gather to discuss collaboration and communication.
    Leaders from arts organizations and faith communities gather to discuss collaboration and communication.
  • "Following in the Footsteps of Women of Faith": Opera Theatre of Saint Louis interviews Sister Mary Antona Ebo about her role in the civil rights movement.
    "Following in the Footsteps of Women of Faith": Opera Theatre of Saint Louis interviews Sister Mary Antona Ebo about her role in the civil rights movement.
  • 2013 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: St. Louis County Police Pipes and Drum
    2013 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: St. Louis County Police Pipes and Drum
2013 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: Internationally renowned soprano Christine Brewer leads audience and participants in "God Bless America."
2013 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: Internationally renowned soprano Christine Brewer leads audience and participants in "God Bless America."