The Swords Into Plowshares Gallery and Peace Center is Southeast Michigan's unique location for peace and justice related art exhibits as well as a location for a number of peace-related events. The Gallery also has a gift shop featuring books, cards and artwork that can be purchased.
For 2013 the Gallery hours have changed. The Gallery will be open 12 noon to 6pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Also, please note that the Gallery may be closed during periods during the summer so calling ahead is encouraged to confirm the gallery is open.
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Current & Upcoming Gallery Exhibits & Events...
May 4 to June 1, 2013 - "Visons Of Peace"
Visions of Peace, is a multi-media exhibit of student's art created by metro-Detroit area youth in support of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This is the 20th year for this exhibit, which reflects the life's work of Lillian Mellen Genser, a lifelong advocate for peace and social justice, and an inductee into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.
Participating artists range in age from pre-school to high school students and will represent schools and groups from the metro Detroit area. The two floors of the Gallery will be filled with their inspiring and thoughtful art. Some pieces will be individual works and many others will be collaborative works. Curated by Tony Perez, the exhibit is co-sponsored by the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at WSU, and Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery.
An exhibit opening event will be held Saturday, May 4 from 10am to 12noon. For a flyer for more information on the Visions Of Peace show click here.
May 19, 2013 - Detroit Repertory Theater Swords Into Plowshares Center Fundraiser
Take in the play "A Thousand Circlets" and help support the Center at the same time. For advance tickets call the Center at 313-963-7575. For more information about the Repertory Theater, click here.
January/February 2014 - "Emma"
Please note: This prodution, originally scheduled for mid-2013, has been postponed until early 2014. In cooperation with the Matrix Theater, this will be a staged reading of Howard Zinn's play "Emma", about the life and times of Emma Goldman, will be presented at the Gallery with times to be announced.
New Gallery Hours
Beginning in January 2013, the Swords Into Plowshares Gallery will now be open 12 noon to 6pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Latest Gallery Newletter
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Donate To The Gallery
Donations to the Gallery and Peace Center are always needed and appreciated. Donations can be sent to the Swords Into Plowshares Center, 33 East Adams, Detroit, MI 48226.