Praise More Powerful/Next Level Worship offers thoughts on using visual arts in worship. An excerpt:
Visual arts by the strictest definition includes two-dimensional art, such as painting, photography, and computer art, and three-dimensional art, including sculpture, installation art, or an architectural space. A third kind of visual art is kinetic art, such as cinematography or video art. However, for the purposes of this article we are also including performance arts like drama and dance as well as other primarily visual elements that are designed to enhance the corporate worship experience.
Some of the creative approaches that churches are pioneering now are rather astounding. For years, churches have used living Christmas trees and Easter dramas to relate and drive home the hope of Christ during certain holidays. However, in recent days, other kinds of visual effects are being used to make an impact, not just in special events, but during “regular” week-to-week services.