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.
Current & Upcoming Gallery Exhibits & Events
Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club Exhibit
The Pandemic and Beyond
Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery
Through December 17th
Fridays - 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturdays - 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club is a Detroit tradition, meeting weekly at Noni’s Sherwood Grille on Livernois before the pandemic and continuing via Zoom ever since. The club supports and promotes local emerging and nationally established artists. Click below to read a Detroit Free Press feature article about this fantastic group... https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/arts/2018/06/03/detroit-fine-arts-breakfast-club/663793002/
Carol Cook Reid - Exhibition Chair - 734-250-5224
Check out this virtual slideshow put together by the chair of our Exhibitions Committee! https://drive.google.com/file/d/14jYq571PUxt5zBb47nv_yBNVmED-BtI8/view?usp=sharing
About this event...
The purpose of the exhibit, The Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club – “The Pandemic and Beyond,” is to celebrate the contribution of the club and promote the artists it inspires. Work by over eighty-five artist members will be included in the exhibit.
The Goal of the Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club is to expand networking between artists, art enthusiasts and art collectors; provide artists an opportunity to present their work; introduce artists to a larger regional and national demographic; and increase the knowledge of art and the business side of art - in a learning environment.
The Detroit Fine Arts and Breakfast Club was founded in 2009 by Mr. Henry Harper and Mr. Harold Braggs who began meeting for breakfast to discuss antiques and art. After a number of years, they were joined by artists and collectors and the name Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club evolved. The membership quickly expanded to its current membership of over 3,000 individuals.
The Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club is a Detroit tradition, meeting weekly at Noni’s Sherwood Grille on Livernois before the pandemic and continuing via Zoom every Monday at 5 PM.
On September 15, a virtual exhibit opening will be available on the following:
We have been hosting a series of artist talks with members of the Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club who participated in our most recent show. In these informative talks artists share their perspective on their work, process, and vision, and take questions from each other and the audience. The next Artist Talk will be Saturday, November 20th, 11am at the Swords Into Plowshares. Previous videos can be viewed for the following dates (click on the date to view) - October 30 - November 6 - November 13.
Out Next Exhibit (Opens January 7th)...
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).
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 https://swordsintoplowsharesdet.square.site.