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 are closed until further notice.​​ 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


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

Visions Of Peace Exhibit 

​Click The Image Below To See A Short Video (2:03) Of Our Visions of Peace Exhibit Narrated by Co-Curator Christa Perdue.







Another short (2:39) online tour of Visions Of Peace can be viewed at


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. The exhibit itself will continue through the end of December of 2020.

Call For Justice

Stay at home. Stay safe. Make a phone call for justice!

During a world pandemic, how does the Detroit government treat its citizens? Please call Mayor Duggan's office 313-224-3400, leave a voice mail and simply ask for a continued moratorium on water shutoffs (this is currently needed at approximately 10,000 Detroit homes).


.Peace Center & Gallery Updates


Swords Into Plowshares Annual Scholarship Awards

The Gallery has established annual scholarships for College students who are pursuing studies that support our mission statement of celebrating justice and peace through the visual and performing arts. The memorial scholarships are in memory of our volunteers and friends who worked tirelessly to support our mission. This year we have awarded seven $1000 scholarships to the following students: Mariam Ayoub, Sofia Becego, Syed Sohaib Farrukh, Taylor Kelley, Chandler Maples, 

Chase Maples, and Anika-Kafi Summers. For more information on the awardees click here

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 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​




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