Prison Ministry: Art

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Local churches and other venues host art shows featuring artwork primarily from the women of Perryville prison. Though the artists can’t be physically present for the opening of the exhibit, Deacon Kim Crecca is available to “introduce” these women based on her own personal experience working with them at the prison. The artwork is available for purchase. Income generated from these shows helps the artists support their families, provide funds for their own release, and assist others who are in need. The prison ministry offers 3 shows per year. Churches interested in hosting an art show should contact Deacon Kim Crecca.

Looking for a Special Gift? 

Original artwork from artists who are or have been incarcerated as well as notecards featuring their art are now available for purchase online! If you are interested in our current original artwork, notecards, or would like to support these artists with a donation to Prison Ministry, you can find something for just about everyone in our NEW Online Store.

Current Art Exhibits

Click HERE to download the flyer

Art Exhibit Schedule 2023-2024

9/1-30/23St. Philips in the Hills Episcopal Church4440 N Campbell Ave., Tucson
11/1/23-12/31/23CoffeeXChange Restaurant6841 N Camino Principal, Tucson
2/1-28/24Christ the King Episcopal Church2800 W Ina Rd., Tucson
4/1-30/24All Saints Episcopal Church6300 N. Central Ave, Phoenix
5/1-31/24Dove of the Desert Methodist Church720 W. Beardsley Rd., Glendale
9/1-30/24St. Peter’s Episcopal Church400 S. Old Litchfield Rd., Litchfield Park
10/1/24-12/31/24CoffeeXChange Restaurant6841 N Camino Principal, Tucson

Hosting an Art Exhibit

Art Notecards

These notecards make great gifts and conversation starters. Stock up now! For more information about the artists and the artwork represented on these notecards, please click HERE. If you would like to order one or more sets of these beautiful black & white notecards, simply click on the “Shop Online Now” button. For questions, please contact Deacon Kim Crecca. Shipping & handling fees will apply for items that are mailed.

Art Gallery

Welcome to this virtual art gallery featuring pieces of art from the “Straight from the Heart” art exhibition. Each of these pieces was created by an artist who is or was incarcerated. Simply click on the “Shop Online Now” button or the image of the artwork you wish to purchase and you’ll be taken to our online store to complete your purchase. Shipping and handling fees will apply for items that are mailed. Please contact Deacon Kim Crecca at for details or questions. Check back frequently as the artwork on the virtual display will change throughout the year. This gallery represents some of our current artists.

Media Coverage

2/12/2023 Green Valley News – Letter to the Editor

2/1/2023 – Green Valley News – From Prisoner to Painter

1/6/2022 – NPR – From Painting in Prison to Professional Artist

12/18/2019 – Tucson’s CoffeeXChange showing Art by women in AZ Prison

Aztlan Studio Documentary – Confined to a Canvas

“Confined to a Canvas” is a documentary on prison art and artists featuring the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona’s “Straight From the Heart” Art Exhibit.