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

Now Through February 29th - The 19th Amendment at 100:  Women's Voices Then and Now

In a time when women’s rights are being denigrated, women’s health is being sidelined, women’s bodies are being threatened, and women’s pay is still unequal, it is vital to remember the suffrage movement that established women’s right to vote. Celebrate, commemorate, and recognize ratification of the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920. Recall significant figures in history such as Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul, Ida B. Wells, Mary Church Terrell, Susan B. Anthony, Inez Milholland, and/or Sojourner Truth.


Hosted by the Women's Caucus for Art, Michigan Chapter. The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism. Let us celebrate and commemorate this pivotal moment in women's rights because the vote of women is more important now than ever. Click here for more information about The 19th Amendment at 100: Women's Voices Then and Now

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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