Arts Ministry



We believe all humans are created in the image of God and have an inherent ability to be creative. It is essential that art and creativity be included in our worship and fellowship. By using and celebrating our creative gifts, we speak truth across boundaries and gain empathy for each other. 

Recognizing that creativity stems from our Creator, Bethany Arts mission is to cultivate the arts in order to be a blessing to our community and to one another.  Bethany Arts seeks to create ways for the community of Bethany to:

  • understand our faith, our stories, and our abilities through new and surprising ways; 
  • support those who are called to artistic endeavors, both in our church community and beyond; 
  • provide a safe and inviting space for all to enter church and find light, wisdom, exploration, truth telling, and hope. 
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“What Is Sanctuary?” Installation at Bethany by Colleen RJC Bratton

We would love to hear from you!


Bethany Arts would love to get to know you, hear your questions, see your art, or collaborate on your ideas. Please reach out to learn more and to share your art and creativity. 

We are also always looking for interested members to join the Bethany Arts team. Please contact our current Arts Elder, Jeff Benesi, with your interest and questions.

Arts Ministry Team


Jeff Benesi (Current Arts Elder, 2019-21)

Jenn Cavanaugh (Arts Committee Member)

Roger Feldman (Arts Committee Member)

Phillip Ferrell (Transitional Director of Worship)

Maria Russo (Arts Committee Member)

Sarah Sawers (Arts Committee Member)

“Kubota Gardens, Seattle” by Dave Baab



“Black Lives Matter” Outdoor Installation at Bethany by NICO


“Easter Joy” Window Installation at Bethany by Jeff & Kay Benesi

Outdoor Art Installations


2020-21 Series Partnering with Local Artists of Color
We believe that art has power to create change, to expand our way of seeing, to motivate actions, and question accepted beliefs. Bethany Arts seeks to understand the privileges we have inherited as a predominantly white church, as well as the systems of institutional racism that surround us and are within us. Starting in July 2020, Bethany Arts began a partnership with Bethany Outreach to seek out local Artists of Color and commission them to create artwork for temporary outdoor display on the church grounds and to the Queen Anne community. This series is a step toward expanding our way of seeing and creating change. We believe that reconciliation and human flourishing are at the very heart of God and that art has a role in bringing that to life.

Moses Sun – Window Installation

Kenneth Franklin – “United” Marquee

Nicomedes “Nico” Gomez – Mural







“What Is Sanctuary?” Installation at Bethany by Colleen RJC Bratton




“Fruits and Failures: Considering the Reformation” by Serrah Russell


“Spires” by Zack Bent