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.

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

Friday, January 24 – Opening Reception - The 19th Amendment at 100:  Women's Voices Then and Now – 6pm to 8pm

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. The exhibit continues through February 29th.

Saturday, February 15 - Make Simple Books Workshop

Join artist & librarian, Jane Reiter, for a creative afternoon making simple books about voting rights. Jump in with paper, markers, pencils and a big imagination–make a statement! Supplies and instruction provided–teens and adults welcome. Workshop is on February 15 at Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery from 1pm to 3pm. Register with Jane at  or 517-327-0938. More information at  and

Faith Book Club
Wednesday, February 19th

12:30pm to 2pm - Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery. Our new book: The Overstory by Richard Powers. The Overstory won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and is Powers's twelfth novel. The novel is about nine Americans whose unique life experiences with trees bring them together to address the destruction of forests. Read the summary and study guide by clicking here.

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