The mission of the Grünewald Guild is to welcome and inspire all who seek to explore the relationships between art, faith & community.
Grünewald Guild was founded by Christians who embrace ecumenism and the gathering of all people. The Guild holds as its foundation the shared Christian faith expressed in the creeds and living traditions of the Church and in the ongoing revelation of the Holy Scriptures. Following Jesus’ example of welcoming seekers of all journeys with open arms, we at the Grünewald Guild seek to embody our beliefs by living in faithfulness to God and to the values of God’s kingdom on earth, inviting others to do the same. In encouraging an open and honest dialog with all who cross our path, we find common ground in which to mutually discover what God might reveal to us in art.
Grünewald Guild is a community welcoming all as artists, from the hopeful to the accomplished, to explore vital connections and expressions of art and faith. We encourage the exploration of the depth and breadth of one’s essential beliefs and dynamic purpose through a wide variety of art. Participation in Guild programs has inspired and enthused many to return to their homes, communities, and places of work and worship to live more compassionately and authentically in service to a world desperately in need. Grünewald Guild serves as a creative and innovative example to spiritual communities and the world of the transformative power of art and the sacred in the context of community.
Some stay to be year-round community; most come for a week or two and return renewed and encouraged to spread new visions of art and faith in their own communities of faith. Throughout the fall, winter and spring, various artists-in-residence programs, retreats, and courses for seminary students are offered. As a result of their time invested at the Guild many are energized to live out their mission in and to the world more authentically than when they arrived.