Art at St. John’s

Over the coming year we invite you to express yourself in artistic ways. Each season we will provide a theme as inspiration based on a Bible verse, in hopes that people will reflect on the theme and create art that is inspired by it. Various media of art are welcome, so whether you are someone who loves to draw, or someone who loves to paint, or someone who loves to sculpt, or someone who loves to knit, the possibilities are endless!

As always, members of the community are invited to participate, since this is a place where “All Are Welcome”. We will display the art in the vicinity of Highland Hall, so that all who come to our building can experience the work that has been offered. Then, on an advertised Sunday we will have an open house in the morning where we will invite all of our artists to be present to have conversation with those who come to see it so that they can gain a better understanding of how the artist sees the theme reflected in their work.

We hope that this art series will be a reminder that we can express our faith in many and various ways, and that our artistic expressions can be edifying to those who experience them!

  • Season 1 (on display in December and January): “The Beginning,” based on John 1:1-5
  • Season 2 (on display in February and March): “A Time for Everything,” based on Ecclesiastes 3:3-8
  • Season 3 (on display in April, May, June): “Do Not Worry,” based on Matthew 6:25-34
  • Season 4 (on display in July, August, September): “Love Is,” based on 1 Corinthians 13

More Info on Our Upcoming Theme

Session One will be on display in December 2018 and January 2019. The theme is “The Beginning” and it is based on John 1:1-5 which states: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” Submissions can be dropped off at the church from Friday, November 16th through Monday November 26th. The art display will be set up on Tuesday, November 27th. Art on display can be picked up from Sunday, January 20th through Monday, January 28th. All artists who have art on display are welcome to participate in an open house on Sunday, December 16th from 9:15 am until 1:00 pm.

To Submit Your Work

Please fill out our online submission form:

Online Submission Form

If you have any questions regarding submissions, please direct them to: or by calling the church office 412-364-1606.

DISCLAIMER: St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland reserves sole discretion to determine if artwork submitted for display is appropriate for display within the church. The church will not permit any works of art to be displayed within the church that are deemed by the church to be inappropriate for any reason.
In addition, those who seek to display works of art recognize that St. John’s does not provide security for art work. Therefore, those submitting art work for display agree to hold St. John’s Lutheran Church of Highland harmless in the event of theft, damage to, or destruction of art work displayed within the church.