St. John’s Artist Series began as a way to introduce our congregation to the community through the arts, and as a way to facilitate our mission: to equip our members to extend Christ to the world.
“Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the springs and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” — Psalm 150:3-6
Who knew, when we began our Artist Series in 2007, that we would still be welcoming artists and audiences to our church campus ten years later? With the start of a new season, we continue to offer programs of high quality with a varied view of what “art” consists of. Music, dance, drama, visual arts such as painting and sculpture – all have found their way into our programming in one season or another. We continue to seek talented artists who will maintain what has become a congregational and community tradition. Of interest, too, is the fact that we have been able to accomplish all this without cost of any kind to the congregation.
All events begin promptly at 3:00 p.m. Concerts take place in the church Sanctuary unless otherwise noted. No tickets are sold, but a freewill offering is gathered. We also showcase the work of local visual artists during the reception following each performance. In most cases, their work is available for purchase.
2018-19 Concert Season
St, John’s Artist Series has been richly blessed to welcome fine artists from our local Chicago area, as well as artists renowned nationally and internationally. To God be the glory as we present our 2018-19 concert season. Please join us!
September 9, 2018
A family of 8 siblings and their mom who are singers, dancers, instrumentalists, and much more! Said to have the “voices of angels,” they bring the joy of music, love, laughter, family, food, whimsy, and just plain crazy wherever they go!
November 18, 2018
Appearing in the persona of Georgia O’Keefe,20th century American painter and pioneer of American modernism, who captured the emotion and power of modern abstraction via her depictions of flowers, barren landscapes, and close-up still lifes.
March 10, 2019
Tone On Tone
Enjoy the special artistry of nationally known calligrapher Timothy Botts and talented organist Marsha Foxgrover as they create the magic of music and visual art, LIVE as you watch and listen.
April 7, 2019
Monroe Crossing dazzles audiences with an electrifying blend of classic bluegrass, bluegrass gospel, and heartfelt originals. Their airtight harmonies, razor sharp arrangements, and on-stage rapport make them audience favorites across the United States and Canada.
Support the Series
The St. John’s Artist Series is open to the public. No tickets are sold. It is supported entirely through free-will offerings and individual support. Your generous tax-deductible contribution, payable to St. John’s Lutheran Church, will enable us to plan additional programs in the future. You may send or drop off your contribution at any time. Please specify “Artist Series” in the memo line of your check. Select the level of support from the following:
- Premiere – $500 or more
- Benefactor – $250 to $499
- Sustainer – $100 to $249
- Guarantor – $75 to $99
- Sponsor – $50 to $74
- Patron – $25 to $49
- Supporter – up to $24
For more information please contact the church office.