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

NEW EXHIBIT

Opening - Thursday, December 1, 2022

6pm to 9pm

Exhibit through December 17th

 A poster exhibition celebrating the work of organizers and artists over the past year.

We will feature dozens of posters from a variety of calls for solidarity art that were hosted by the New York based People's Forum in 2022. Posters will cover a variety of topics but will feature works principally focused on international solidarity, anti-imperialism, and socialist struggle. Included in the show will be works from shows in solidarity with Cuba, Haiti, and against the supreme court's destruction of Roe Vs. Wade.

All posters will be available for a sliding scale donation starting opening day. After covering the printing costs, all proceeds will go to back into supporting the People's Forum's international solidarity work.

Our Exhibition Committee is looking for new show ideas for 2023. Artists and curators are encouraged to send in ideas for solo, group, or open call shows. We are looking for shows reflect the struggle for social justice and our hopes for a better future. 
Applications will be reviewed at our monthly committee meeting! 

Apply Here

The World We Need: Artists Talk With shenby g And Ben Stahnke

One of the latest “Artists Talk” videos is with shenby g (@leftaesthetic on instagram) and Ben Stahnke (@plbmagazine) from the October/November 2022 exhibit "The World We Need". The interview is at https://fb.watch/gPyB2sBXK8/

Artists agreed that it was great experience discussing the dynamics of creating revolutionary and radical artwork. Unfortunately Rachel Domond (@muvagaia) was unable to make it due to some last minute movement work - but check out her work as well!.

Check out The Liberation Store for copies of Socialist Reconstruction - illustrated by Shenby! https://www.liberationstore.org/products/socialist-reconstruction-a-better-future-for-the-united-states and Check out Peace Land and Bread and their publishing house Iskra books here: https://www.peacelandbread.com/

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Sell Your Work In Our Gift Shop!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are opening up space in the store for specifically Detroit creators to sell their goods!  Our store is open Fridays and Saturdays as well as during all major gallery events. Most openings welcome over 100 people, and have good traffic to the gift shop. 

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. For more details and full application visit 
https://tinyurl.com/SIP-GiftShop-Consignment

 

 

 

 

Every dollar goes to helping our space stay accessible and affordable- keeping the lights on and the doors open for all!
Donate here... 
https://swordsintoplowsharesdet.square.site

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... 

https://tinyurl.com/SIP-Volunteer

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!

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