Arts to End Violence 2018:

Each Spring, the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center invites you to join us in our efforts to stop shootings and killings in Brooklyn and beyond. We seek the help of local artists, schools, and arts-related organizations to maximize our impact on the community. We encourage our community to dedicate some time towards discussion of gun violence and the creation of art that explores topics of violence, community, and healing.

CHCMC is currently celebrating our eighth annual Arts to End Violence contest. We held a gallery opening reception on May 24th. At this amazing event, artists, merchants, schools, clergy, youth, and neighbors collaborated and organized to make gun violence unacceptable in our city, instead of a regular and “normal” event. Read all about it, see more pictures and get info about open hours and our closing reception on our blog!

2018 Timeline:

March 17, 2018: Stop Shooting Start Living Talent Show

April 18, 2018: YO S.O.S. Media Arts Showcase at BRIC, Fort Greene

April 26, 2018: JCP T-Shirt Debut Pop Up Shop

May 7, 2018: Submission Deadline for Gallery

May 24, 2018: Arts to End Violence Gallery Show – Opening Night

May 24-June 7, 2018: Arts to End Violence Gallery Show Open Hours

June 7, 2018: Arts to End Violence Gallery Show – Closing Reception

June 23, 2018: Kingston Avenue Festival

For more information, email Edward at or call (646) 975 – 1440


For next year’s gallery show, you can get involved in the following ways:

  • Submit your art or your students’ art into our contest (submissions of all ages are welcome)– Stay tuned for updates on how to submit
  • Invite our staff to facilitate a workshop/presentation at your school or community site focusing on anti-gun violence and art as a tool for social change
  • We are always looking for ways to collaborate with individuals and organizations concerned about gun violence. As the time nears, please share this information with others you think would like to be involved as well

Submissions of 2-D artwork including prints, photography, paintings, drawing and collages will be considered. Submissions can include art made specifically for this contest or previous works that connect to the theme. All submissions should be accompanied by an artist statement and a release form which can be accessed by emailing


Forms to Download
Arts to End Violence Flyer
Call to Artists
Youth Submission Release Form