Fine Arts Series

COME, EXPERIENCE THE ARTS…

At Westminster, we believe that artistic talents are sacred gifts, and that these gifts should be nurtured and shared with others.

Our Fine Arts programs allow us to share our love of the arts with our neighbors by hosting performances of music, drama, dance, and by offering visual art exhibits. Thank you for celebrating the arts with us and we invite you to join us for other opportunities when we seek to serve our community in love. If you have any questions please email Aaron Schultz.


 

During this time of quarantine and social distancing, our Fine Arts Series is taking a different shape this year. We still want to make high quality musical programming available to you this season. The Mini Concert Series will feature short and intimate virtual concerts; captured in spaces such as a living room, recording studio, or chapel. Westminster has a long history of supporting music and the arts, and during this time of cancelled concerts and lost gigs, we are excited to continue supporting musicians and artists during these uncertain times. 

Upcoming Mini Concerts

 

December 2020

An Tran 
An Tran will be performing a mixed program of the classical guitar repertoire, including music from his newest album
"Stay, My Beloved", which features all Vietnamese classical guitar music.

 

Christmas Cantata on Christmas Eve
featuring festive music from the Virtual Westminster Choir

 

Mini Concert Series at Westminster 

*Note: For the best viewing experience, play the videos in 1080p60HD and listen through quality headphones

MINI Concert #5 - Kathy and Company

 

 

 

MINI Concert #4 - Hoot N' Howl

 

 

Mini Concert #3 - ClearJoy

 

ClearJoy Website

 

 

Mini Concert #2 - Juli Bey 

 

Learn More About this Continuo Organ

 

 

Mini Concert #1 - Natalie Sherer

 

Natalie's Website

 

The 2019/2020 Fine Arts Season is brought to you through the generosity of the Westminster Foundation, individual patrons and corporate donations. This enables us to bring a variety of events and experiences to the community at no cost to the individual. During these uncertain economic times, you may not be in a position to give financially. And that is OK! You can become a patron of the arts by supporting artists through viewing the concerts and connecting with their work. If you are in a position to give financially, we do need your help to continue providing quality programming into the future. You can do so by one of the following options:

 
Option #1Text WPCDSM to 73256 

Option #2: To give by telephone or establish a monthly gift, call 515-274-1534

Option #3: To give online visit westpres.org/givemusic and follow the link to complete your gift

Option #4: To give by check, make check payable to "Westminster Fine Arts Series" and send to:

Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310

 

Westminster Virtual Choir Anthems

 

 

Pandemic Expressions

 

The Visual Arts Committee presents our church’s first-ever online art exhibit, “Pandemic Expressions.” The committee invited Westminster artists to share their artistic endeavors during the pandemic, and submissions were received from 15 individuals representing a broad range of ages. The works reflect the artists’ thoughts and feelings during this unprecedented time in history. A wide variety of art is included – paintings, drawings, fabric art, mixed media, photography, and more. 

 

 More Arts at Westminster

The Anchor Coffee House is a relaxed, family-friendly venue featuring local, regional and nationally known folk, bluegrass, and blues artists. Free child care is provided at each performance. For tickets, info, and list of artists, click HERE.

Westminster also is home to a Visual Arts Gallery space and showcases new monthly exhibits on the lower level of the church. For more information and to see current shows, click HERE.


 

Music and art at Westminster

OUR ART GALLERY

Our Building

Our Organ

 

 

 

Mini Concerts:

ClearJoy

Juli

Organ

Natalie