The Balcony Gallery @ Peace Lutheran Church

Through our visual and liturgical art program, we are broadening our vision of the Christian faith and engaging/welcoming our Salem community. In the past year, the Visual and Liturgical Art Team has sponsored gallery and church tours, established the Balcony Gallery, organized exhibits and art talks. Thanks to Peace members and friends--especially Joel Nickel--we are expanding this new ministry.

Please consider making a donation for gallery costs, honoraria for artists, and art transport. Make tax-deductible gifts to Peace Lutheran Church, with "Visual & Liturgical Art" in the check memo line. Thank you!

Our balcony gallery is open Sunday mornings and other days or evenings upon request. 
To arrange a free tour, call the church office at (503)362-8500.


April 21 - June 2, 2019

    Artwork for the Easter Season
By Pastor Joel Nickel

The "Easter Aftermath" theme moves from the resurrected Christ image to an abstract treatment of the ascension. But the real challenge today is to imagine our calling to live in the light of Christ's love. Hope is a "holy infection" that can animate the church and move us to celebrate the fact that love is stronger than death, that there is more to life than death and taxes. So an artist can invite colors and shapes to dance a bit & hope that this "visual infection" creates a dance in each heart.

There will be an Art Talk, “Think Like An Artist!” by The Rev. Joel Nickel, STS, in the church nave with presentation, questions & answers, followed by a social hour on Wednesday, May 15, 7-8:30 pm.

A Glimpse of Some of Our Past Gallery Exhibits