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. 

Gallery & Peace Center - Days Open & Hours

Normally the Gallery is normally open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. The Gallery is occasionally closed due to another nearby event, holidays or rentals.​​ Additional changes to any schedule will be posted on this website, our Facebook page, on the Gallery doors and on our answering machine (313-963-7575).

For more information about the Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery, its history and mission, click here

.Peace Center & Gallery Updates


New Volunteers Needed!

We are always seeking new volunteers to help out with the Peace Center and Gallery Join us in 2019!  Contact Clara Lawrence (
to discuss becoming one of our dedicated volunteers.

Web Page Addresses

The Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery has two web page addresses that take you to the same web site, these being... and a shorter

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 1-5pm every Thursday, 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 can be sent to... Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery, 33 E Adams, Detroit MI 48226​




Current & Upcoming Gallery Exhibits & Events


Please check our website beginning in late April for further details at We hope you will continue to care for your family and friends, and ALL those in need during this difficult time in our world.

In Peace, Clara Lawrence, Director

Cell: 248.863.7705

Visions Of Peace Exhibit 

See below for private, small-scale visits of this exhibit 



The mission of the exhibit is to transform the world by encouraging peace and human rights through art education based on the United Nations Convention On The Rights Of The Child ( Artists are youth ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade.

To arrange a private, small-scale viewing of the exhibit, contact Clara Lawrence, Gallery Director, at 248-863-7705.


Cosponsored by the Wayne State University Center For Peace and Conflict Studies ( and the Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit itself will continue through the summer of 2020.

May 2nd - Art Workshop

Join us at the Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery Saturday, May 2nd from 11am to 2pm for this free workshop for those ages 6 through adult. Art supplies, pizza and refreshments provided. Please email to reserve a spot in the workshop.

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