Culture and Community
Uplifting the Arts
We believe that art connects people to the depths of their souls and to the divine, so we foster the arts in many ways.
Grace Cathedral’s vision is a spiritually alive world, and its mission is to reimagine church with courage, joy, and wonder. Art is an integral part of that vision and mission. Art is transcendent. It represents the best of what makes us human. It connects us to others and also to ourselves. From our Artist in Residence program to art exhibits and programs throughout the year, our cathedral is a work of art filled with works of art.
Art at Grace
Artist in Residence
Every year since 2012, we have offered a residency to artists to create work illuminating the cathedral’s annual theme and reimagining church as they do so. We have had an incredible roster of artists in residence, starting with Anna Deavere Smith in 2012. In 2023, our Artist in Residence is the groundbreaking Bobby McFerrin.
Art and Exhibits
There’s no shortage of art within Grace Cathedral. View our current installations and previous exhibits.
San Francisco-based nonprofit Illuminate and Grace Cathedral present Grace Light, a site-specific, large-scale immersive light installation created by George Zisiadis, with an original score composed by Gabriel Gold.
The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. Our guests range from artists, inventors, and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.
Now in this eighth year, we invite you to experience our specially selected arts programming amidst the soaring arches, majestic columns, and stained-glass windows in a new way. For two weeks in February, artists are invited to present a wide range of cultural events — theater, dance, music, and more.
Become a GraceArts Member
Love our events?
Sign up today and become an annual GraceArts cultural member to ignite your senses and inspire meaningful connection. Members enjoy special benefits and access to a robust schedule of arts and music events, exhibitions, and cultural offerings. Discounts on events is one of the great benefits.
Ghiberti Center for Culture
Opening Doors to Arts and Ideas
Many of our events are courtesy of the Ghiberti Center for Culture. Ghiberti Center for Culture is the arts and culture foundation at Grace Cathedral. Its mission is to enrich and inspire all people through the arts, music, and education.