2nd Annual Marble Summer Arts Festival

Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29, 6:00-8:30pm

This all church event will feature a full week of various programs featuring music from classical to jazz, dance, film, poetry, plays and fine art including paintings and photography. Sponsored by the Arts Ministry.

June 25 - Visual Art (art work will be on display throughout the week)
Participating Artists:
Diane Aramony
Terry Chamberlin
PJ Cobbs
Prudence DiBenedetto
Patrice Donnell
Carole Foreman
Karen Harris
Jensen Jacobs
Brian Jones
Leon Nicholas Kalas
Victoria Pepe
Douglas Powers
Joan Reese
Douglas Russell
Gina Santucci
Tom Schneider
Sheryl Scott
Abigail Shue
Joan Silinsh
Giovannia Vaughn
Margery Westin

June 26 - Music, Music, Music!
Participating Artists:
Priscilla Owens
Willie Mae Perry
Cherene Snow
Mario E. Sprouse
Gary Thompson
Daniel Vasquez
Aronda Way

June 27 - Dance performance as part of Wednesday Worship
Participating Artists:
Latoya Roberson

June 28 - Prose, Poetry and Plays
Participating Artists:
Scott Baker
Patrice Donnell
Prudence Wright Holmes
Paul Hufker
Mark Lanham
Melony McGant
Rene Navarro
Joan Paylo
Darrin Person
Robert Romagnoli
Jim Sanzo
Cherene Snow

June 29 - Film and Video
Art Bastard
Fun With Nana
Half Past Autumn
Just Off Sunset

Suggested Donation $5

Artwork is available for viewing each day from 4:00-6pm (until 8:30pm on Monday) Performances are from 6:00-8:30pm.

For more information, contact Mario Sprouse, Arts Ministry Coordinator, (212) 686-2770, ext. 227.

Easter Art Exhibit 2018

This art exhibit will be shown in the corridor outside the Labyrinth Room throughout April. Click any of the images to view the full slide show.


Summer Arts Festival Participants

View scenes from the 2017 Summer Arts Festival in this short video:

View the full list of participating artists here.

Who We Are

Are you a professional or non-professional performing, fine or design artist? The Arts Ministry is a safe, welcoming and creative community that provides an inclusive space to gather together to support and recognize one another’s efforts, discuss and resolve issues pertinent to each discipline, be spiritually nurtured and to create art.

The Arts Ministry seeks to create and establish an environment that encourages, nurtures, and invites artists of all kinds to utilize their gifts, talents and skills to benefit the community of Marble Collegiate Church by consciously and fully involving artists in every area of Marble life not only to ensure our own relevance as artists, but to continually breathe new spirit into the body of Christ and the world.

Get Involved

The Fellowship of Professional Artists
This group meets once a month and will address the unique needs of professional artists who are typically more entrepreneurial. Networking, branding, financial matters, goal setting and marketing will be some of the topics discussed, all within a spiritual framework.

All professional artists are welcome. Please RSVP to Mario Sprouse.

The ARTS Peer Support Group
This is a small group (8 - 12 people) who gather twice a month to do more in depth artistic and spiritual growth in relation to our art.

All artists welcome! Please RSVP to Mario Sprouse.

Arts Ministry Facebook Group
Artists of all kinds are invited to join our Arts Ministry Facebook Group. We have created a closed group that offers a welcoming space to support and recognize one another’s efforts, explore issues pertinent to each discipline and be spiritually nurtured. To request to join, visit here.


For more information, contact Mario Sprouse.

Ideas for the Upcoming Year

We have just begun! Here are a few of the ideas we would like our group to explore:

  • Establish a prayer group to pray for artists all over the world.
  • Create juried art exhibits in the Chapel or the Labyrinth Room that correspond to our liturgical calendar (Lent, Advent) or a particular topic (Faith, Love, Sacrifice, etc.)
  • Connect with other arts communities throughout New York City and do joint projects.
  • Invite disabled, hearing impaired and deaf artists to participate in our community.
  • Start a liturgical dance workshop with the hope of contributing to a worship service.
  • Promote volunteer opportunities for artists in the community.
  • Create interactive Bible studies using artists to make the stories come alive.

The Arts Ministry is an important part of the vibrant life of Marble Collegiate Church. We hope you will join us!

Questions? Comments?

Mario Sprouse, Arts Coordinator
(212) 686-2770 ext. 227