Marble Summer Arts Festival

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. Building on the success of the past two years, this Festival will also have an Open Mic on the last day! We are especially interested in original material. Artwork will be on display each day 4:00-6:00pm. $5 suggested donation. Sponsored by the Arts Ministry.

2019 Marble Summer Arts Festival Participants

Art Gallery: (Opening Reception)
Monday, June 24 6:00pm

Diane Aramony
Hellen Kim-Cha
Mario Cipri
Patrice Donnell
Carole Forman
Karen Harris
Leon Nicholas Kalas
Terry Chamberlin
Tricia Marshall
Victoria Pepe
Neilah Pierre
Douglas Powers
Sheryl Scott
Abigail Shue
Joan Silinsh
Margery Westin

Music, Music, Music!
Tuesday, June 25

Andreya Black
Jo Davidson
Karl Dion Dixon
Alyssa Meyers
Priscilla Owens
Antoinetta Silicato
Danny Vasquez
Bill Zeffiro

Dance performance as part of Pride Wednesday Worship
Wednesday, June 26

Chris Bell
Latoya Roberson

Poetry, Prose and Plays
Thursday, June 27

Valerie David
Patrice Donnell
Karla Hendrick
Mark Lanham
Rhonda S. Musak
Joan Paylo
Robert Romagnoli
Jim Sanzo
Michael Wells-Oakes

Open Mic and Artists Blessing
Friday, June 28

Call for Submissions!

Sponsored by the Arts Ministry, this event will feature various programs including music from classical to jazz, dance, film, poetry, literature, plays and fine art including paintings and photography. Showcase your talent! We are especially interested in original material.


Artists are invited to submit samples of their work according to the following categories:


  • 2 - 3 songs or a segment from your show.


  • A 10 minute play
  • A scene/chapter from your show or book


  • 5 to 10 minute program (May include more than one composition)

FILM MAKERS (film and TV)

  • 1 - 2 music videos
  • 1 - 2 short films, including animation
  • Scenes from documentaries and feature films
  • All submissions can be up to one hour in length

VISUAL ART: (up to 10 submissions or more if they are small)

  • Photography
  • Paintings / Drawings / Water Colors
  • Fashion Design

Please submit your work in acceptable digital format (mp3, WAV, mp4, CD, DVD, docx, etc) to Mario Sprouse or drop off copies of scripts/supporting material at the reception desk. You can also mail your submission to Arts Ministry, Marble Church, 1 West 29 Street, NYC 10001.

Please Note:

  • Marble Church is not a production company. There is no remuneration for participating in the Festival. There is no fee to submit your work. Marble Church will provide the following to participating festival artists: piano, guitar and bass amps, drums, music stands, PA and sound system, media projector, easels (limited quantity), tables, chairs, art installation assistance. Performing artists must provide their own musicians, singers or backing track.
  • Submissions containing adult language and situations are not discouraged. However, due to the audience at Marble Church, the owner of the material may be asked to provide alternative language for the production/reading of their piece.