In the heart of the vibrant Florida arts scene, Gail Saintil has carved a path that intertwines faith, creativity, and community. Join us as we dive into the inspiring journey of our founder Gail Saintil, and how GodArts Week has become a love letter to Christian creatives in the sunshine state.
Gail Saintil: A Journey of Faith and Creativity
Born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Gail's artistic roots run deep. From an early age, she displayed a natural affinity for the arts, influenced by her artistically gifted parents. However, her journey took an unexpected turn after high school when she faced severe depression and declined a full art scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute. Seeking direction, Gail found solace and purpose in rediscovering her faith at the age of 21.
Determined to live out her newfound identity in Christ, Gail combined her passion for creativity with a calling to ministry. This led to the birth of GodArts—a platform aimed at encouraging the next generation of creatives to express their faith through artistic means. in 2017 her vision expanded with the creation of GodArts Week, a popup dedicated to uniting creatives across all disciplines to glorify God in all that they do.
GodArts Week: A Love Letter to Christian Creatives
Formerly known as Dreams and Visions: An Interactive Art Experience, GodArts Week 2023 is a one-day popup event taking place on December 02 at the Andre Design District. With a sprawling 1,000 sq ft of multi-disciplinary space, this event is a testament to Gail's vision of uniting creatives across all disciplines to glorify God and empower them to transform their churches, cities, and the world.
What to Expect
1. Uniting Creatives Across Disciplines:
The primary goal of GodArts Week is to unite creatives from all walks of life. Gail's vision is clear: to glorify God in every creative expression and empower individuals to use their talents to transform their churches, cities, and the world.
2. A Cross-Generational Gathering:
This year's GodArts Week brings together a cross-generational group of creatives from various industries. It promises an evening of worship, networking opportunities, and community building. Attendees can expect to connect with like-minded individuals, fostering collaborations and friendships.
3. An evening of Worship:
Immerse yourself in a powerful evening of worship, where the arts and faith converge to create a transformative atmosphere.
4. Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals, fostering collaborations and friendships that extend beyond the event.
5. Community Building:
Experience the warmth of a community that shares your passion for art, faith, and culture, encouraging one another in creative journeys.
GodArts Week 2023 is not merely an event; it's a love letter penned by Gail to Christian creatives across Florida. It encapsulates her life's calling to encourage and inspire, providing a space where faith, art, and culture beautifully intertwine.