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DA O’Malley Calls for Artists to Collaborate in Project Creating Art out of Dismantled Firearms

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley, in partnership with The Robby Poblete Foundation, is proud to announce a groundbreaking new project entitled 'The Art of Peace - Alameda County'. This collaborative effort will engage local artists to create three dimensional art pieces out of the remains of dismantled firearms.

“Gun violence continues to plague our communities. This project brings renewed awareness and attention to our ongoing efforts to end this crisis,” says DA O’Malley.

“Over the past 30 years, the DA’s Office has amassed over one thousand firearms that were collected as evidence in criminal prosecutions. The time has come to turn these objects of violence into beacons of light.”

Currently, there are more than 700 of those firearms due for destruction. Rather than incinerate them and emit pollution into the air, the DA’s Office has engaged a licensed company to make the firearms inoperable and separate the parts. Selected local artists will create art from the firearm pieces.

We invite Alameda County based artists to participate in turning those gun parts into art work that reflect a message to end gun violence and create different, positive and pathways for all.

Specifics for interested artists:

  • Seven artists to be selected for the projects
  • Six small table-top size sculptures and one larger free standing piece will be commissioned

Interested applicants will find all details regarding the project and the submission process at:


Posted on Feb 15, 2018