The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Arts to End Violence festival promotes peace through art
Posted: February 16, 2013 - 4:32pm

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is pleased to announce its third annual Arts to End Violence festival and contest.  CHCMC is a neighborhood problem-solving center that aims to strengthen the Crown Heights neighborhood through youth programming, neighbor services, and the community-based anti-gun violence program, Save Our Streets (S.O.S.) Crown Heights. Last year the Arts to End Violence show brought artists together to share their messages of peace and feelings about violence. Some of the participants were established in their field and others were new to the creative process. CHCMC is calling on artists of all ages to submit art for this project in three categories: 2-dimensional art, video and performance. Artists 24 and under are eligible for cash prizes and all are eligible to be displayed in a local gallery. 

For more details about Arts to End Violence, see the ATEV page of the CHCMC blog or check out our Tumblr, April 1st is the deadline for submission. The gallery show will open with an evening celebration on May 23rd and art will remain on display until June 9th. CHCMC encourage artists, gallery spaces, teachers, art programs and media to call it at 718-773-6886 or email Ariana Siegel at  to learn more.

This year's ATEV program will kick off with an Art Therapy for Kids workshop, taught by professional Art Therapist and Crown Heights resident, Arla Herron-Nurse. The event will be on Wednesday, March 6th, from 7-9pm at the Crown heights Mediation Center (256 Kingston Avenue, between Lincoln and St. John's Place). The event is free, materials are provided, and all are welcome. Please RSVP to Ariana Siegel by calling 718-773-6886.