Burning Bush Art Gallery

In its history, art was crucial in the spiritual education and development of early Christians. Art played a pivotal role in communicating theological interpretations to inspire music, spiritual development and acts of compassion. Gary United Methodist Church has embraced art as a medium for understanding, dialogue and spiritual growth. Towards that end, we have established the Burning Bush Gallery. The Gallery is located in the "Wesley Center," the white house next to the church at 216 N. Main St.

Visual Arts

Transitions: Karen A. Johnson and Suzanne Wegener are natural science illustrators who have degrees in both science and art.  Combining the two helps them accurately portray the often overlooked parts of the world around us.  Their art pieces have been done in a variety of media, but all capture details of nature’s moments as seen through the eyes of an artist. The exhibit will run from Friday, May 17 until Sunday, June 9. Artist Reception: Friday, May 17, 6-9 p.m.

Inner Walls: Our first open show of the year. The Burning Bush Art Gallery is soliciting artists for an upcoming themed show. In a popular TV cloak and dagger show from the 1970s, an agent had to go through several secured doors before he was allowed into the inner sanctum.  Our inner life might have walls to protect us from being too vulnerable…but they might also hinder us from experiencing the deep wonders of life. Artists will present their thoughts and ideas on their understanding of Inner Walls. The exhibit will run from Sunday, June 16 until Sunday, June 30.

Wheaton’s Summer of Golf: Last year, the Wheaton Fine and Cultural Arts Commission solicited local artists to paint large golf balls that were exhibited throughout the town. This was in commemoration of the first ever USGA Senior Women’s open at the Chicago Golf Club. This exhibit will feature the works of those artists. The exhibit will run from Tuesday, July 4 until Friday, July 28. Artist Reception: Friday, July 12, 6-9 p.m.

Lynn Zuk-Lloyd: Lynn has been a popular artist at the Gallery. We are proud to have her feature new works in her own show. The exhibit will run from Sunday, August 4 until Sunday, September 1.

Gallery Hours Sundays, 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., or by appointment, (708) 705-8669.

Acorn Coffeehouse

Enjoy an evening of live music with international and regionally renowned artists in an exciting music and storytelling venue. Show admission is $10. Reservations encouraged by visiting acorncoffeehouse.com.

Monthly performances will resume in September.


Drum Circle: Drum circles are a great way to release energy and have fun. All levels welcomed; no experience necessary. Bring a hand drum or play the ones provided. Free – donations appreciated Third Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m. resuming in September

Light Gathering: Consistently one of the most popular booths at TheosoFest, Sukyo Mahikari brings "The Light" to Wheaton. Come experience the Light, a positive spiritual energy radiated from the hand. Relax and rejuvenate your spirit, as the energy brings about positive changes in spirit, mind and body. Drop in anytime between 7 and 9 p.m.. Sessions last from 10-40 minutes depending on number of people. There is never a charge or fee for the Light. Resuming in September.

Poets, Writers, Storytellers, Song writers, Musicians - Open Mic Nite: The Burning Bush Gallery will host an open mic night on the third Saturday of every month. Join us for a lively evening filled with poetry, music, and storytelling. Third Saturday of the month, 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7, resuming in September


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