Riverside Writers is a group of seniors who participate in a monthly creative writing experience.  Topics are chosen by the group. The writing comes from the heart, assembled as a legacy

collection, to be shared at a later date with family and friends. This is a relaxed and fun way to capture and reflect on humorous and poignant memories of the past that will inform and entertain generations to come.  Writings are shared each month among the group - but not

"graded" or criticized. 


Writing topics might be similar to these:

  •  Who did you play with as a kid and what did you do

  •  Describe a family vacation disaster

  •  Tell us about your wedding

  •  Who have been some of the most important people in your life

  •  Looking back, what events still make you smile

Join us in HeART Gallery for an experience that will last generations!

HeART Gallery is located in St. Pauls Lutheran Church  428 Erie Street, Toledo OH.  

Free handicap parking and elevator are available.

Contact kate@stpaulstoledo.org for a copy of SHORT BITE CHRISTMAS STORIES, from submissions over the holidays.


Exhibits are currently shown through Zoom or small group visits to the gallery. We look forward to resuming our larger events in the future, as Covid restrictions are lifted. Contact kate@stpaulstoledo.org for more details. 


Candlelight Baroque

The first Faith & Arts program of 2021 combines music and art in the beautiful candlelight sanctuary of St Pauls.

Music by the Academy Brass Quintet is paired with paintings of the period for an educational and inspiring evening.  In-person concert begins 4pm Sunday, January 10 and will also be live-streamed. Nativities may be viewed before or after the concert.  


Backyard Escape

 A collection of juried quilt pieces from Sacred Threads that describe  tranquil backyard spaces through textiles.  View in small groups  at the gallery or on-line. Virtual Tour posted Monday, January 18.

Small Bite Stories

Write and submit a short paragraph that describes your Backyard Escape. It might not be at your home - where or how do you like to unwind?  After the success of our Christmas Stories - we can't wait to read more!

The Sound of Chocolate

Enjoy a box of chocolate desserts with paired  live-streamed music. Cost is $30 per box with generous portions for two.  Enjoy this sense-filled event listening to music while tasting a variety of chocolates, cheese and nuts. You'll be surprised at your tasting Score Card results!  Sunday, Feb 14 at 4pm.


Virtual St. Patrick's Celebration

Order an Irish Corned Beef Dinner to go and eat at home during our live-streamed music event complete with Irish tunes, trivia and jokes.  Scott Sopata from Cleveland will perform Irish hymn tunes on bagpipe, guitar and tin whistle as you enjoy our Patty's dinner at home. Sunday, March 14 at 4pm.


Enjoy a concert in the parking lot! Pull up and receive a grilled sandwich and root beer float.  Watch artists paint a mural on the outside of the church while listening to live music. Sunday April 11 at 4pm.