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


Now Through December 6th - Call for Art:

The 19th Amendment at 100:  Women's Voices Then and Now

Exhibition Dates: January 24-February 29, 2020

Swords into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery

In a time when women's rights are being denigrated, women's health and bodies are being threatened, and women's pay is still unequal, it is important to remember the strength of the suffrage movement that established women's right to vote. Honor and recognize the centennial of the 19th Amendment that was ratified on August 18, 1920. Commemorate this pivotal moment in women's rights with art. Depict your message through paint, print, text, metal, clay, mixed media, glass, fiber, paper, photo, video, or performance. 2-D, 3-D, and computer based works accepted. This call is open to artists 18 and older. You do not need to be a WCAMI member to enter.


To enter your work in The 19thAmendment at 100, go to


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.

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

Now through December 28th...

Art4Detroit7 - Celebrating the Spirit and People of Detroit


Concurrent Exhibit on 2nd Floor - Art from Centro Arte Para la Paz, Suchitoto, El Salvador









Next At The Peace Cafe...

December 18th - Shiba Palmer - Vocal performance tribute to Nina Simone with pianist Bill Meyer.  


Saturday, November 23rd - Shop for a Cause Holiday Mart

There is a solution to your shopping needs.  Our sixth annual Socially Responsible Holiday shopping Mart.  Locally produced goods will be for sale along with merchandise by craftspeople in emerging nations.  Proceeds will benefit Detroit area non-profits. 10am to 3pm at Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery

A small sample of items for sale: crafts from Morocco; Fair Trade crafts; baked goods; cards, prints and photography; hand woven items; imported olive oil; art work; jewelry; knitted items, and jams - jellies.  An added attraction: come to enjoy Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery's  "Art4Detroit7", a mixed media exhibit celebrating the Spirit and People of Detroit. For information, please call 313-963-7575. To download a printable PDF Shop For A Cause flyer (to share it with as many people and groups as possible and help expand our event and bring in as many sells as possible), click here or visit


Yoga In The Gallery Series

Wednesday, November 27th - 7pm to 8pm

Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery

Yoga is for you - even if you have never practiced. Our Tuesday evening yoga series seeks to remove barriers for those who have never considered yoga and for those who wish to  grow in their practice regardless of ability. Feel free to bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothing; we will have mats, yoga blocks, bolsters, and yoga straps available to borrow as well. Julia Apsey and Mollika Biernat will be instructing. We look forward to practicing with you.  Each class is $4. You may pay with cash or card at start of classes.Future dates are Dec 4th, and Dec 11th, 2019

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