The Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery 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 more information about the Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery, its history and mission, click here.  And please consider supporting our work by donating here

Our Current Exhibit...

Building Community, Building Power: Art As Resistance

Exhibit Open Every Friday & Saturday, 1pm To 6pm 


A show to celebrate work that reflects, supports, or contributes to the struggle for a better world. This is a special show where 8 Detroit Community organizations are collaborating on curation. Each wall of the exhibition will feature artwork selected by a different organization- reflecting that org's values, vision, and work!

Participating orgs include: Metro Detroit Democratic Socialists of America, General Baker Institute, Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice, Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, Mothering Justice, Nox Library, Soulardarity and the Yemeni Liberation Movement. Click on group names above to be taken to their web pages. Parking is free behind the church!

Artist Talks In The Gallery
12-1pm June 18th

June 11th's Artist Talk!
Featuring: Eccentric Danny, Demaciiio, Anton Teasly, and Marguerite Carlton
can be viewed by clicking here!


































Please join us to remember and celebrate Ms. Ritche: Extraordinary Volunteer, Artist, Activist, Friend, Neighbor, Sis, and Cuz. Share some stories, enjoy her favorite music, art and poetry at her favorite place to be. Call Clara Lawrence with remembrance topics, photos or objects to share – 248-863-7705.

Swords into Plowshares Annual Memorial Scholarship Awards - Applications Taken Until July 1st

The Gallery has established annual scholarships for college students who are pursuing studies that support the Swords Into Plowshares mission statement ( The deadline is July 1st, 2022


The requirements of the scholarship are as follows…

  • Students must be accepted into a College program (either undergraduate or graduate) and pursuing studies that would support working for peace and justice.

  • The recipient may use the scholarship funds for tuition and other costs incurred in attending a college or university.


  • This is a one-year scholarship.  However, a recipient who is not on academic probation and is making satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree may reapply for scholarship renewal.  However, priority will be given to new applicants.  The student is required to submit a completed application for each year the scholarship is requested.


For more information about the Scholarship program itself, visit 2022SIPScholarship


Applications are available online to download at 2022SIPApplication, or by contacting Jo-Ann Snyder at or 313-608-3730.


The memorial scholarships are in memory of our volunteers and friends who worked tirelessly to support our mission…

Grace & Ray Bazmore, Richie Campbell, Amanda Gudme,     Wendy Hamilton, Ron and Joyce Mason, Bob Missirlian,       Steve Saelzler, Clara Webb

2022 Global Art Project for Peace Exchange Sponsored by Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery 

Local artists who created small artworks expressing world peace that will be forwarded to artists in another country in an international exchange of peace sponsored by the International Global Art Project during 2022.


At Swords Into Plowshares, the Gallery will have a Global Art Project exhibit from August 4th through September 8th. This exhibit will consist of prints of the photographed outgoing artworks paired with incoming artworks, displayed together to document the exchange. Artwork not included in the exchange will be included in the exhibit. On September 9th artists can pick up the print of the work they sent, along with an original work received in the exchange.

For more information contact Carol Cook Reid - - 734-250-5224

Learn more about the Global Art Project for Peace at...

Interested In Helping Out The Swords In To Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery?

Our space has been maintained for over 30 years primarily through incredible and dedicated volunteers. If you enjoyed a recent show, or would like to help make our space even better, we encourage you sign up as a volunteer!


Volunteers help out with artwork intake, gallery cleaning, artwork hanging, hosting events, and so much more. They also have the chance to share input and reshape our center by joining our committees- helping select shows, run our gift shop, and crafting new events in our space!


This form is not a commitment to take on any one role, it's just a sign that you're interested in learning more and hearing about opportunities to get involved. We'll reach out with specific roles and tasks as they come up, and you can opt in or out at that time! To get started helping Swords Into Plowshares, click this link...

Swords Into Plowshares Gift Shop  

While visiting the Swords into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery, be sure to visit our Gift Shop!  We have a variety of peace and justice items available for socially and environmentally conscious buying. We offer items from 3rd world countries, non-profit entrepreneurs, upcoming artists, books from area authors, and a wide array of nicely priced items to help promote 'peace in action' gifts for the upcoming generation. The Gift Shop is open during Peace Center & Gallery’s operating hours (generally 1-6pm every  Friday and Saturday). 

NEW!   The Gift Shop is also now starting consignment sales for artists to sell their goods. We will be hosting goods on a consignment basis - with 35% of list price going to the Gallery and 65% going to the artist - so please price your goods accordingly. Apply here!


Box Up Your Used Books

Donate them to the small FREE lending library that is installed outside Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery. Just bring them by during normal SIP Gallery hours. Thanks!

​Area Peace And Justice Events

For a listing of area peace and justice events, please click here

​​​​Donate To The Gallery

Donations to the Peace Center and Gallery are always welcome. Your donation check is fully tax-deductible under the law and checks (payable to Central United Methodist Church) can be sent to... Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery, 33 E Adams, Detroit MI 48226​ or online donations can be made at