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Clare Gallery


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The Clare Gallery is a not-for-profit professional exhibition gallery located in the Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry. Clare Gallery exhibitions, receptions, and artist lectures are free and open to the public. The Clare Gallery Committee promotes the arts through its exhibits and educational programs which focus on world religious, interfaith, and social justice themes.



Committee members promote the Gallery by generating written and visual publicity materials; setting up and taking down exhibits; providing hospitality at receptions; coordinating scheduling with other parish ministries; researching art and artists for exhibits; and coordinating the Gallery's finances and fundraising opportunities.

Clare Gallery hours are from:

  • 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM Mondays through Thursdays; 
  • 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Fridays;
  • 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturdays and
  • 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Sundays.

Free parking is available directly across from the Church and Urban Center, and the facility is handicapped accessible.

Current Exhibit:

The Clare Gallery will continue with its “Year of the Woman” exhibitions. The next exhibition will be The Mary Paintings: Expressions of the Divine Feminine, created by artist Catherine Steinberg. November 1 – December 4, 2019. An artist talk and reception will be held on Thursday, November 7, 6 – 8 PM. The artist talk and reception are free and open to the public. Additionally, the artist will conduct a shamanic painting workshop on Saturday, November 9, 10 AM – 4 PM. For registration and information on the workshop, please contact Patricia Curtis at There is a fee for the workshop.