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

















Gallery & Peace Center - Days Open & Hours

Due to the virus pandemic, the Gallery & Peace Center is closed until September 17th, 2021.​​ Updates will be posted on this website, our Facebook page, on the Gallery doors and on our answering machine (313-963-7575).


Current & Upcoming Gallery Exhibits & Events

Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery Tentatively Reopening In September

Plans are being made to reopen the Peace Center & Gallery on September 17th with fall exhibits and also having the Galley space available for rentals. Look for additional details on both the Swords Into Plowshares web page - and Facebook page -

Detroit Leave No One Behind Mural Project

On May 31st, volunteers from the META Peace Team (, Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery (, and Veterans For Peace Chapters 74 – and 93 –, installed a “Leave No One Behind Mural Project” poster on the west side of downtown Detroit’s Central United Methodist Church

The Leave No One Behind  Mural Project is a multi-sited public art project that seeks to uplift the stories of thirty-three deported veterans, Dreamers, childhood arrivals, and permanent residents. For more information on the Leave No One Behind  Mural Project visit or on Facebook, For information about deported veterans visit















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.Peace Center & Gallery Updates

Swords into Plowshares Announces Annual Memorial Scholarship Awardees

As a mission of Central United Methodist Church, we promote and inspire justice and peace through the visual and performing arts by:

  • Serving as a forum for artists to present their works that comment on social conditions.

  • Fostering visions of the world transformed to one where peace & justice prevail.

  • Encouraging people to use their creativity to express their desire for such a world & to take action to make those visions reality.


The Gallery has established annual scholarships for College students who are pursuing studies that support our mission statement above. The memorial scholarships are in memory of our volunteers and friends who worked tirelessly to support our mission…  Grace and Ray Bazmore, Amanda Gudme, Wendy Hamilton, Ron and Joyce Mason, Bob Missirlian, Clara Webb.

Congratulations Cinthya Casillas & Anika Kafi-Summers! The Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery Scholarship Committee has awarded each of these applicants a scholarship of $1000 for the 2021 academic year.


The Gallery has been closed during the pandemic and our first exhibit opening will be Friday, September 17th.  We plan to publicly recognize and celebrate these awardees that evening. 



Jo-Ann Snyder

Chair, Scholarship Committee

Now's the Time for Action!

Simple ways YOU ways you can seek justice in these uncertain and difficult times - Brought to you courtesy by the Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA), an intersectional social justice nonprofit that mobilizes people to take action on issues of peace, poverty and people’s rights within the church, the nation, and the world.

Project Noah Feeding The Homeless at CUMC

The NOAH Project (Networking, Organizing, and Advocating for the Homeless) at Central United Methodist Church (CUMC - upstairs from the Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery) continues to feed the homeless and continue to seek housing for their clients.  Bag lunches and hand washing stations are situated in the church lobby from 10 a.m.- Noon Monday through Thursday.  If you need a meal please stop by.  Or if you would like to help with this humanitarian program, please call Jinnia at the NOAH Project 313-964-5422 Ext 120. For more information about The Noah Project visit


New Volunteers Needed!

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

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​