A very special First Friday celebration of the arts is on tap this coming Friday at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Not only are you invited to enjoy the fabric art exhibit by Sonie Joi Thompson-Ruffin, but also live jazz by the legendary Bobby Watson — all on First Friday.


The festivities and refreshments are free and open to the public from 5-8 p.m. at the Cathedral, 13th & Broadway in Downtown. Free parking is available on site.

The exhibit, Let the Church Say Amen, celebrates spirituality with artwork in mixed media by renowned fabric artist Sonié Ruffin. Sonié’s artwork is deeply rooted in the African American experience.

“Through all our tragedies and hardships as a people, we have experienced the ugliness of life only to rise up and celebrate our gifts and talents through God’s unwavering grace,” she said.

Kansas City-based Sonié Ruffin is a renowned, self-taught textile artist, author, lecturer, teacher, curator and cultural storyteller.

For more information, visit Grace and Holy Trinity.