Sixth Annual “What’s So Good About Good Friday” Art Show

What's So Good About Good Friday Art Show?
What’s So Good About Good Friday Art Show?

The sixth annual “What’s So Good About Good Friday?” art show, featuring area artists’ reflections on Good Friday and their Christian faith, will be held at Second Presbyterian Church, 404 N Prairie Street, in Downtown Bloomington Friday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibit coincides with Downtown Bloomington’s First Friday events from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The show is organized by Art Circle of Bloomington-Normal in conjunction with Second
Presbyterian Church. Art will be on display in the church atrium on Good Friday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The artists will be at a reception with refreshments from 5 to 7 p.m.

You can come and view the art then attend the Community Good Friday Service at noon or come for the artists’ reception and stay for the stirring Good Friday worship service at 7:30 p.m. The compelling Good Friday service features scripture reading with diminishing light, art and music until the sanctuary is dark and quiet.

David Barton, pastor at Second Presbyterian, said, “The theme of this exhibit is centered on why Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and death were good. Jesus was born to die and to live again.”

Artists often create works specifically for this show because it is a special opportunity to express their Christian faith through art.

One of my friends asked the question, “Why do Christians think of the cross as a good thing when it was such an instrument of torture?” What a thought provoking question! Come and see around one hundred pieces of art that visually answers that question.

Thank you to the Art Circle and Second Pres for this prodigious show. What a pleasure to serve with my friends in making this show happen again this year. I am indebted for the opportunity to serve and worship in the way God designed me to.

The Art Circle of Bloomington-Normal is a creative community gathering in Faith, Hope and Love inspiring Beauty, Truth and Goodness through individual expression and appreciation of the Arts. Information about Art Circle can be found at:


    1. Thanks Jodie. They are the cast hands of my friends and they made a great stand for the cards. They will have a work in the show. I cannot wait to see it together. Thanks for all your excellent help on press releases and promotions! Many “hands” make light work.

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