The Dominican Institute for the Arts is a grassroots collaboration of sisters, friars, laity and associates of the Order of Preachers. We are committed to preaching through the arts.

We have overwhelmingly expressed the Dominican nature of DIA in sharing the fruits of contemplation moving the mission of the holy preaching forward with the Order. We are more than a gathering. We are interconnected and supportive of one another. We were aware of ways we have stretched and encouraged each other to try new forms, follow new ideas, and work for justice.

We are painters, musicians, dancers, sculptors, film makers, potters, poets, actors, composers, writers, designers of sacred space, dramatists, any other art form you can imagine, and those who appreciate and support the arts.
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The Zoom link will be sent to you a few days beforehand and then again on the 18th. The Agenda is a simple one. We will open with a short prayer, present the Fra Angelico Award to Irene Mary Diones OP (Mission San Jose) who, due to MSJ Chapter, could not be with us at our July 2921 Zoom Gathering. Following that, we will go into Break-out Rooms (4 per room) where we can share our art or just chat if that is your preference. There will be 2 Break-out sessions and then we'll sign off. Please Note: this does NOT replace our Annual Gathering but is in addition to it.