The West River Artists have been gathering to paint for about 30 years in Galesville. Their mission is to develop skills in creative painting which enchance visions of our world for others to enjoy and appreciate. They hail from the Annapolis and Washington area. Their weekly paint sessions have an energized atmosphere which support and encourages each other and enables the artists to develop their own unique voice. This diverse group of twenty plus artists has been recognized locally and nationally for their skills in various media.
The Woods Art Ministry was created out of the conviction that the arts have an important role to play in the life of the church. Throughout history, the arts have been one of the significant ways that people express and understand religious truth.
The Art Ministry is responsible for art exhibits in the Wood Gallery and, from time to time, offers programs and resources related to the visual arts. These have included workshops, field trips and tours to view significant art, as well as providing visual arts for use in worship (banners, projected images, etc.)