The Undercroft Gallery: An Art Ministry

St. Matthew's is blessed to have among its members a number of very talented and well-known artists who believe that art is a gift to be shared and an integral part of St. Matthew's ministries. The Undercroft Gallery is located in the first floor parish hall and the Art Ministry team organizes regular shows by artists in a variety of media. 

These artists also develop special pieces to enhance the worship of the church.  For Lent one year, twelve artists created the Stations of the Cross, now permanently installed in the worship space.  During Advent another year, a group of St. Matthew's and Jewish artists shared multimedia illustrations of selected psalms.

You may view the art before and after Sunday services, and on Tuesday through Friday during office hours, 9:30am - 2:30pm.

2017 Season

Breath of Jamaica:  December 10 - February 10

  • Jamaican artist Junior Williams uses acrylic to capture figures and landscape art. He is a self-taught portrait artist and has a history of mural design. He moved to Minneapolis because of the strong art scene here.
  • An opening reception will be held January 8 at noon along with a celebratory Jamaican liturgy at our 10:30am service throughout the month of January.


Community Art Show: February 11 - April 7

Celebration of Community Artists, with a wide range of media - oil painting, watercolor, sculpture, photography, pottery.  This is a juried show with prizes awarded at the Opening Reception.

Children's Art Show: April 8