1750 ARTS

About 1750 Arts

1750 Arts is a new ministry at Idlewild whose vision is to provide opportunities grounded in our Divine Creator which stir imagination, provoke wonder, form faith, and invite transformation.

Embedded in A Vision of Idlewild is the phrase “…music, poetry and art flourish (here) in gratitude to our Creator….” This gratitude will be on display as we deck our halls with Idlewild history and works from within the congregation’s wellspring of artistic talent. Displays will aim to inform and inspire, evoke and provoke, and delight and invite viewers to sense Idlewild’s tradition of welcome and the depth of interest within this community to learn more about matters of faith.

Meet Lauren Cannon, Idlewild’s Artist in Residence.
For sustenance and beginning this ministry, Lauren Cannon has accepted the role of Artist in Residence, working on a one year contract. Once established, a process will be secured for applying to serve as the Artist in Residence. Read her job description.

1750 Arts Podcasts

On February 8th and March 8th, a special art lesson will air hosted by 1750 Arts. These classes will be posted on our Idlewild Podcast channel.

February 8th: Prayer Beads

March 8th: Meditating on Water

Pottery Studio

Jones Building, 225E, Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Registration is required each week on Realm. Sign up for a session on our registrations page. Once you register, our COVID-19 protocol will be sent to you via email. Donations are appreciated to cover the cost of supplies. Check in with the volunteer pottery leader, Amanda Kohr, amanda.kohr@gmail.com.

Threshold of Abundance Exhibit

Spring of 2020, 1750 Arts exhibited Threshold of Abundance by Amanda Kohr. Read the artist statement and view the price list

On the third floor of the Jones Building you will find the Wilderness exhibit for Lent. This exhibit opened on Wednesday, February 26 at 5:45 p.m. Art in this collection is available for sale and 30% of the proceeds will go to 1750 Arts. Cash or check accepted at the Jones Building reception area.

Wilderness Exhibit 2020

Watch our virtual tour below.


You may have noticed the art installations around the Jones Building.

Future installations:

  • Youth prayer wall
  • Gym entry prayer “honeycomb”
  • Baptismal tree outside of Marjorie’s office
  • Walk to Jerusalem weaving wheels
  • Pentecost origami birds
  • Jones Building lobby rotating display

1750 Arts Committee

The success of this ministry is dependent on congregational participation. If you are interested in serving on the 1750 Arts committee, please contact Anne Bradley Thomas. The committee will meet three times a year and help support the programs and ministry of 1750 Arts.