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|About||heART Gallery celebrates the diversity of downtown Toledo and provides opportunities for ALL people.|
Adapting to the changes of the downtown climate, a new ministry has emerged in the past year, appropriately named HeART Gallery located in historic St. Paul's Lutheran Church in downtown Toledo. Its first steps of infancy have proven very successful due to the hard-working efforts of the arts committee, staff and members of the congregation. As St. Paul’s strives to be the Christ centered hub of Toledo, this new avenue of out-reach has engaged many people through monthly exhibits, participation in vibrant Toledo Art Loop activities, and monthly Lunch & Learn events. Riverside Writers, a creative legacy writing group for seniors, and other art, music and food events are planned around the unique interests of those living in the Toledo area. We believe visual art creates discussion for spiritual thought and inspiration for daily life. Many monthly exhibits of a spiritual and reflective nature are offered, as well as an integration of music and art during worship throughout the liturgical seasons of the church year.
St. Paul’s and its HeART Gallery ministry continues to be a vital and unique destination: the heart in the heart of Toledo. It is a place of inclusion regardless of age, gender, income, race, beliefs, or life circumstance - all are welcome. Through collaboration with downtown agencies, businesses and other arts groups, HeART Gallery reaches out to bring people together through the arts. We foster an environment where all people can experience the love of Christ through the gifts of artists, writers and musicians, that our eyes may be open to the deeper love of God and a more faithful engagement with the world. Like a cup of cold water, HeART Gallery serves to replenish those parched by life’s unpredictable journey - offering refreshing balm to heal tired imaginations and God's word for thirsty souls.