Fireside Room Art

Current Exhibit

Allan Walker Photography: Summertime

Stop by the Fireside Room Sundays after worship, Tuesday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., to view First UMC member Allan Walker’s Summertime solo exhibition. Allan has brought back a few photographs he displayed here almost 10 years ago, along with several new pieces. This exhibit will run through the summer.

Check in with church office on 2nd floor for access to the Fireside Room during the week or call ahead (310) 393-8258.

Upcoming Exhibit


BIG & small: Creatures of the Sea
Animal art community exhibit to promote love for all God’s sea creatures, in all sizes.


First UMC is thrilled to bring back the Animal Art community exhibit in the Fireside Room this fall. Thank you for all the positive feedback from last year’s show!

Attention Artists & Animal Lovers!

Our theme this year: Creatures of the Sea. We are looking for paintings, sketches, photographs, carvings, etc. Artists must fill out the submission form below for each piece submitted.  Selected submissions should be ready for hanging/displaying, and brought to the church office no later than Friday, September 21 at 3 p.m.  There is limited space so please submit early.  Artists are invited to attend the opening which is right after the annual Blessing of the Animals service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 6. The exhibit will close on Friday, November 2.

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Get to know the community and join the Animal Art committee!

This exhibit needs a small team (who will work with Shalimar Carducci) to help collect and type out art information cards, some light exhibit set-up and take-down assistance, hosting the opening, and possibly giving a tour of the exhibit to the preschool children at a later date to be determined.
For questions contact Shalimar Carducci (310) 393-8258 ext. 113 or


View photos from last year’s Blessing of the Animals and Big & small Exhibit opening. 


Past Exhibit

Changing Nature and Us

By artist Christian Kasperkovitz (aka Elkpen)

A Los Angeles-based artist, Elkpen looks for novel ways to talk about nature to a wide audience. 

Part of my elkology practice is an engagement with the question of ….if you can name something does that lead to caring for something and does that lead to doing something? – Elkpen

@Elkpen on Instagram or visit her website

Artist Talk With Elkpen

First UMC hosted an Artist Talk and Reception on Sunday March 18, 2018 for Elkpen.  Introduction by church member Todd Erlandson.  Click the image below to view the livestream from the talk.

First UMC hosts a variety of artists’ work in the Fireside Room on a seasonal basis.  To find out what is currently on exhibit check out the monthly Sentinel newsletter.