HeART Gallery

Celebrating diversityunityinclusion and abundant life in Toledo.

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About the HeART Gallery

HeART Gallery opened in 2016 and is located in historic St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in downtown Toledo. Adapting to the changes of the downtown climate, a new ministry has emerged in the past year, appropriately named HeART Gallery.  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.  

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Event Schedule

 

8/17 – Our Pets Exhibition

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Exhibition Photo Gallery

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9/21 – Paint Your Place  This event has been cancelled.

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10/19 – 10/21 – Sacred Threads Fiber Art Exhibit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WHEN: 
Thursday Oct 19 4-9pm 
Friday Oct 20 4-9pm 
Saturday Oct 21 10-2pm

WHERE: 
HeART Gallery
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
428 N. Erie St
Toledo, OH 43604

*Free parking is available in the Kwik Park lot beside the church. Enter through the side door accesible from the parking lot. Wheelchair ramp is through the first door on the right and leads directly to the elevator. Take the elevator up 1 floor turn left and enter the Gallery.

WHAT:
You are invited to view a unique exhibit of 40 art quilts based on themes of joy, spirituality, grief, healing, and peace. Art pieces are accompanied by a story describing the inspiration that guided each artist in their creative process. The artwork themes provide healing and encouragement to grief and human hardships.

Additionally, guests can participate by completing a quilt for the Lutheran World Relief Refugee project. Quilts made by local Lutheran churches will be displayed and tagged to identify the areas around the world where quilts are sent to help in crisis situations.

Refreshments will be served.

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11/16 – Lunch & Learn

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WHAT:
Enjoy a bowl of homemade soup, breads and sweets while observing a DIY demonstration on how to create a high-end festive mantle.

Please RSVP by calling St. Paul’s Church office at 419.243.4214.

WHEN:
Thursday, 11/17 – 12:15PM – 1:15PM

*Free parking is available in the Kwik Park lot beside the church. Enter through the side door accesible from the parking lot. Wheelchair ramp is through the first door on the right and leads directly to the elevator. Take the elevator up 1 floor turn left and enter the Gallery.

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11/16 – Riverside Writers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WHEN:
Thursday, Nov 16 1:30PM

WHERE:
HeART Gallery
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
428 N Erie St
Toledo, OH 43604
*Free parking is available in the Kwik Park lot beside the church. Enter through the side door accesible from the parking lot. Wheelchair ramp is through the first door on the right and leads directly to the elevator. Take the elevator up 1 floor turn left and enter the Gallery.

WHAT:
This is an exciting new Gallery program for seniors on the third Thursday each month at 1:30pm. Riverside Writers is a gathering where participants will be lead in a creative writing experience. The goal is to write on a given topic during a four week period and then share it with the group at the following monthly meeting. Afterwards, a new topic will be assigned for the next month. Tips and writing suggestions are given by the facilitator – but these are not “graded and corrected” essays. The writing comes from the heart, assembled as a legacy collection, to be shared at a later date with family and friends.

This is a relaxed and fun way to capture and reflect on humorous and poignant memories of the past that will inform and entertain generations to come. Of course, we will share in a warm bowl of homemade soup and bread to stir our imaginations!

Topics might be similar to these:

¨ Who did you play with as a kid and what did you do?

¨ What was the best meal you’ve ever eaten?

¨ Describe your wedding and honeymoon.

¨ Who have been some of the most important people in your life?

¨ What is your favorite time of year and what do you like to do in that season?

¨ Looking back, what events still make you smile?

¨ Describe your greatest outdoor adventure.

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11/16 – Holiday Tablescapes Exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WHAT:
Get inspired to celebrate the holidays in style at the HeART Gallery
HOLIDAY TABLESCAPE exhibit. More than 25 seasonally themed
tablescapes, based on Pinterest ideas, showcase the seasons hottest decorating styles, colors and textures. Admission is by donation.

WHEN:
11/16 & 11/17: 4-9 PM
11/18: 10-2PM

Free parking available in the Kwik Park lot adjacent to the church. Wheelchair parking and accessible entrance into the building and gallery available. Enter through the church’s side door located in the parking lot.

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12/7 Advent Lunch & Prayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Advent Lunch & Prayer services will be held on Thursdays in Gallery Dec. 7, 14, 21 from 12:15-1:15 with homemade soup, bread and dessert provided.

RSVP to kate@stpaulstoledo.org or call 419-243-4214.

*Free parking and wheelchair accessible entrance are available in the Kwik Park lot beside the church. Enter through the side door accesible from the parking lot. Wheelchair ramp is through the first door on the right and leads directly to the elevator. Take the elevator up 1 floor turn left and enter the Gallery.

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12/14 Advent Lunch & Prayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Advent Lunch & Prayer services will be held on Thursdays in Gallery Dec. 7, 14, 21 from 12:15-1:15 with homemade soup, bread and dessert provided.

RSVP to kate@stpaulstoledo.org or call 419-243-4214.

*Free parking and wheelchair accessible entrance are available in the Kwik Park lot beside the church. Enter through the side door accesible from the parking lot. Wheelchair ramp is through the first door on the right and leads directly to the elevator. Take the elevator up 1 floor turn left and enter the Gallery.

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12/21 Advent Lunch & Prayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Advent Lunch & Prayer services will be held on Thursdays in Gallery Dec. 7, 14, 21 from 12:15-1:15 with homemade soup, bread and dessert provided.

RSVP to kate@stpaulstoledo.org or call 419-243-4214.

*Free parking and wheelchair accessible entrance are available in the Kwik Park lot beside the church. Enter through the side door accesible from the parking lot. Wheelchair ramp is through the first door on the right and leads directly to the elevator. Take the elevator up 1 floor turn left and enter the Gallery.

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12/21 – Festival of the Nativities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thursday & Friday, Dec 21 & 22 4-9PM           

Saturday, Dec 23 10-2PM

Explore the gallery filled with decorated trees and more than one hundred crèches. On loan from the University of Dayton is a stunning array of nativities from around the world. Individual collectors have also loaned their nativities that boast many diverse materials, colors and cultural flavors. View the display by candlelight with live music.

*Free parking is available in the Kwik Park lot beside the church. Enter through the side door accesible from the parking lot. Wheelchair ramp is through the first door on the right and leads directly to the elevator. Take the elevator up 1 floor turn left and enter the Gallery.

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If interested in submitting artwork for any of these events, please contact Kate Philabaum.

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Studio Space Available

There is also studio space for budding artists available for use in our well-lit, historic building opposite the Government Center and Lucas County Courthouse!

If interested in submitting art or utilizing our studio spaces, please contact the church office – 419-243-4214