Arts to End Violence 2017:

Each Spring, the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center requests that you join us in our efforts to stop shootings and killings in Brooklyn and beyond. We encourage our community to dedicate some classroom time towards discussion of gun violence and the creation of art that explores topics of violence, community, and healing.

CHCMC is looking forward to our seventh annual Arts to End Violence contest in 2017. At this amazing event, artists, merchants, schools, clergy, youth, and neighbors collaborate and organize to make gun violence unacceptable in our city, instead of a regular and “normal” event.

We seek the help of local artists, schools, and arts-related organizations to maximize our impact on the community. You can get involved in the following ways:

  • Submit your art or your students’ art into our contest (submissions of all ages are welcome)
  • Invite our staff to facilitate a workshop/presentation at your school focusing on anti-gun violence
  • Attend the Arts to End Violence events

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 is attached to this email.

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.

For more information, email Marlies at or call (718) 619 4248.


May 8, 2017: Extended Submission Deadline for Gallery

May 25, 2017: Arts to End Violence Gallery Show – Opening Night

Forms to Download

Arts to End Violence Flyer
Call to Artists
Youth Submission Release Form
Adult Submission Release Form