This year the Mediation Center will host our sixth annual Arts to End Violence festival which includes a variety of events centered on art as a tool for anti-violence work. This year’s festival will include a talent show, an interactive theater performance, a youth-led multimedia presentation, a block party, and an anti-violence art gallery show. Artists, merchants, schools, clergy, youth, and neighbors are collaborating and organizing to make gun violence unacceptable in our city, instead of a regular and “normal” event. The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center requests that you join us in our efforts to stop shootings and killings in Brooklyn and beyond.
You can get involved in the following ways:
- Submit your art or your students’ art to our contest (artists of all ages are welcome)
- Submission of 2-D artwork including prints, photographs, paintings, drawings, 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.
- Attend Arts to End Violence events
- April 20: 6 Feet Above Youth Media Campaign Kickoff
- April 23: Poster-Making Against Violence and Bullying Workshop
- April 26: Flex Dance Class
- April 27: Theatre of the Oppressed Youth Performance
- April 30: Art for Community Change
- May 6: Submission Deadline for Gallery Show
- May 10: “A Seat at the Table” Theater Show
- May 12: “We Are Crown Heights” Portrait Project
- May 14: Kingston Avenue Festival (Crown Heights Block Party)
- May 19: Arts to End Violence Gallery Show Opening Night
We are always looking for ways to collaborate with individuals and organizations concerned about gun violence. Please share this information with others you think would like to be involved as well.