Why would a church host an arts festival? Historically, the church
has always been at the forefront of promoting the arts and creating the arts
as a glimpse into what it will be like to enter the kingdom of heaven.
The great cathedrals of Europe are essentially giant museums of art –
sculpture, painting, music, architecture, glass work – all creating the feeling
that something even better awaits. The arts and celebrating the arts offer a door
into the church for creative people who are longing for ways to express their
creativity and use their gifts to the glory of God.
The Cumming FUMC Festival of Arts was established in 2008 with the intent of
showcasing professional and student visual artists in gallery settings and
performing artists in concert settings. The two-week long Festival of Arts has
quickly become recognized as one of the leading fine arts festivals in North Georgia
and regularly features the disciplines of visual art, music, dance, film, drama and
literature. Visit the Festival of Arts website – www.artsfestivalcfumc.com for complete
information about the Festival and all it’s components.