Please join us for our gallery opening of art submitted to this year's Arts to End Violence contest. The event will provide an opportunity to see the art and meet the artists, engage with your neighbors on the important topic of violence and peace in our streets, and enjoy live music and food.
The gallery opening is part of the Arts to End Violence festival week, an initiative of Save Our Streets Crown Heights. Arts to End Violence is a festival and contest that brings together some of the many artistic expressions of peace in Crown Heights and beyond in order to spread the message of nonviolence. Over 40 pieces of art, submitted by young and old, professional and novice, explore topics including the cyclical nature of violence, media and stereotyping, gang culture, and ultimately a shared vision and hope for peace in our streets. The result is a collection of art that works to unravel the dangerous web that produces and perpetuates gun violence in our neighborhood. During the Arts to End Violence festival week, and throughout the summer, this art will be displayed publicly in Crown Heights in order to stimulate conversations about nonviolence and community building and to demonstrate the creativity and the beauty that thrives in Crown Heights.