TEXAS CITY — The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will celebrate its third annual Faith through the Arts Festival daily through Saturday at the church.

Quilts, various mediums and textiles are on display. This year, the event features more than 50 quilts. The church is home to the Piecemaker’s Quilt Group.

The group and various individuals from the Texas City community have come together to create a colorful and varied art festival.

The Rev. G. Todd Williams, pastor, began the festival three years ago after coming to the church. He had served as a chaplain at Memorial Hermann in the Houston Medical Center and proposed and helped create the Art and Soul of Healing gallery.

“We express ourselves and what inspires us through various means,” Williams said.

“Some people write, some sing, some are musical and some are artists. My hope is that when someone looks at a piece of art, or one of the quilts on the display, they look beyond the beauty and take a moment to think about what inspired the artist.

“You might say it’s a real opportunity for us to see the divine through the inspired pieces on display.”

The festival will conclude with a free concert by musician and singer Dar Joy that will include children’s songs and familiar hymns.

At a glance

WHAT: Third annual Faith through the Arts Festival

WHO: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Saturday

WHERE: 2400 21st St. N., in Texas City

COST: Free

CALL: 409-945-2241

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