Resurrection Weekend Art Festival

We believe that God’s Creation was the first work of art. Being made in His image, our creation reflects the Creator and is an expression of worship. We believe that a strong, Christ-centered creative community has the potential to transform our culture. For these reasons, we invite you to join us for River of Life’s, Resurrection Weekend Art Festival, April 7 & 9. Art will be displayed in the church lobby and/or Sanctuary.

There is no theme requirement, but as a festival that desires to highlight the arts as worship, entrants will be asked to describe (one paragraph in writing) how their work is an act of worship. Entries are not required to be expressly evangelistic in nature but must be God-honoring. Categories for entry are cinematic, visual, and language arts—detailed category descriptions and requirements are included below.

Participants must attend River of Life Alliance Church. Presence is not required for participation. Submissions will be accepted between March 1 and April 2, 2023 to the church office. All entries will be returned to the artist after April 9. Entries may be disqualified if ROL leadership deem the work to be vulgar in nature or contrary to the spirit of the festival.

Questions? Please contact the church office at or 970-241-9692.

Art Sumission Guidelines

limit one entry per person per category

Visual Arts

Photography, mixed media, illustration, painting, drawing, and other works of 2-dimensional art.

Cinema Arts

Films of various categories, including but not limited to: fictional/narrative short film, non-fiction/short documentary, conceptual, music video, and animation. Entries can be no more than seven minutes in length. All music and other non-original/copyrighted material (images, videos, etc.) used in entries must be properly licensed and credited at the end of the film. Artist needs to provide .mp4 encoded video on a USB drive (drive will be returned).

Language Arts

Poetry, short stories (2,000 or fewer words), and other written or spoken word submissions. Entry must be submitted in a form that can be displayed.

Musical Composition

Original vocal or instrumental music. Entrants must submit a video of artist performing for approval. Entrants will do one live performance on Friday, April 7, 2023 in the ROL lobby. Artist must provide their own instrument and sound projection (if needed). Rather than a live performance, artist may submit a music video.