The Olney Gallery is part of the campus at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. It is a well-lit rectangular room that connects the Cathedral to offices and other gathering places. Prior to the late 1990’s, this room was a portrait gallery which displayed paintings and photographs of bishops and clergy. In 2000, members of the congregation formed a Visual Arts Ministry and at that time the gallery began to be part of First Fridays on Roosevelt.
The Visual Arts Ministry reviews requests to show in the gallery and in early spring creates the yearly calendar of exhibits. The Visual Arts Ministry is made up of volunteers who also coordinate the First Friday artist receptions. One third of all art sales goes to the Cathedral and used to maintain the gallery and cover expenses. Our goal is to maintain the high standard of great art exhibits in the Olney Gallery. We strive to be one of the premier art galleries in Arizona and to well-represent our progressive minded congregation. As stated by Canon Mark Sutherland “We embrace the city through our ministries of music, the arts and social outreach. Ministry to the arts is an important service to civic life that cathedrals, in particular are able to offer.”
For General Exhibition Inquires | 602-254-7126
Olney Gallery Director
Manny Burruel | [email protected]
On the first Friday evening of each month, downtown Phoenix galleries, studios, and art spaces open their doors for free self-guided tours. Organized by Artlink, a nonprofit organization, First Friday is “…dedicated to bringing together artists, the public, and businesses for a greater understanding, appreciation, and promotion of the arts and the development of a strong and vital downtown Phoenix arts community.” Trinity Cathedral’s The Olney Gallery participates in this monthly community event.
First Friday Receptions
Date | First Friday of every month
Hours | 6 – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets | FREE and open to the public during gallery hours
TRINITY CATHEDRAL WINDOWS
The Cathedral is built with an air of simple elegance and dignity. The space is adorned with an extraordinary collection of stained glass windows that support the “Trinity,” Cathedral’s namesake. Two Rose, north / south windows, a Baptistery, Choir, and nine Nave windows make this collection timeless in its design and theological concepts. The original set of windows was executed and installed in 1966 and 1967. The north Rose window was destroyed by fire in 2002 and a second was designed and installed in 2004.
The Cathedral sanctuary is not open to the public except during services and other events.
Click here | For a virtual tour of the Cathedral windows
The courtyard at Trinity Cathedral is a desert meditation garden enjoyed by both parishioners and visitors. The focus of the garden is a labyrinth built of paver bricks. It styled on the most famous of medieval labyrinths, the one at the Cathedral of Chartres in France.
View & Use | The Cathedral courtyard, All are welcome.
TRINITY CATHEDRAL VENUES
Trinity Cathedral is committed to being a place of hospitality to many types of private ceremonies, the community, and performing arts groups. We offer beautiful and unique spaces for weddings, receptions, concerts, meetings and many more activities. To learn more about the Cathedral Venues, please contact: